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Only a Mother (1949)
"Bara en mor" (original title)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eva Dahlbeck ...
Maria, aka Rya-Rya
Ragnar Falck ...
Henrik, Rya-Rya's husband
Ulf Palme ...
Hammar
Hugo Björne ...
Eniel
Åke Fridell ...
Inspector
Mona Geijer-Falkner ...
Emili
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Nils
Margaretha Krook ...
Berta
Mimi Pollak ...
Erika Rost
Elsa Widborg ...
Cowman's wife
Olof Widgren ...
Rya-Rya's Father
Ulla Smidje ...
Cecilia, the sick girl
Sif Ruud ...
Teacher
Signe Rydberg-Eklöf ...
Rya-Rya's Mother (as Signe Eklöf)
Ernst Brunman ...
School council's chairman
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31 October 1949 (Sweden)  »

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Hän oli vain äiti  »

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Beautiful but a bit boring.
16 October 2003 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Alf Sjöberg has without a doubt together with cinematographer Martin Bodin created a visually stunning movie and the scenes from the midsummer celebrations reminds me of the similar scenes from Sjöberg's Fröken Julie, released the following year.

The movie has other flaws though. Perhaps Eva Dahlbeck in the lead role as Rya-Rya does not have the strength to pull this off. She was in her late 20s at the time and she is not quite convincing as an old woman on her death bed with skin smooth as silk. It is also difficult to understand why she rejects the man she loves to marry a slob with a face that only a mother can love.

Seeing this today, it is a bit comical to see something that is supposed to look like a two people immediately after a date rape when it is obvious that Rya-Rya hasn't taken her clothes off or even has had her hair messed up.


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