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9 April 1956 (USA) See more »
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The creator of the celebrated "Torment" probes deep into the passions of a young girl...deep into the desires of two lustful men...deep into the drama and desperation of THE NAKED NIGHT See more »
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While traveling in caravan through the country of Sweden, one member of the decadent Alberti Circus... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Åke Grönberg ... Albert Johansson

Harriet Andersson ... Anne
Hasse Ekman ... Frans
Anders Ek ... Frost
Gudrun Brost ... Alma
Annika Tretow ... Agda
Erik Strandmark ... Jens

Gunnar Björnstrand ... Mr. Sjuberg
Curt Löwgren ... Blom
Kiki ... The Dwarf
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lissi Alandh ... Theatre Actress (uncredited)
Julie Bernby ... Ropewalker (uncredited)
John W. Björling ... Greven - Circus Artist (uncredited)
Naemi Briese ... Mrs. Meijer - Circus Artist (uncredited)
Michael Fant ... Fair Anton (uncredited)
Karl-Axel Forssberg ... Theatre Actor (uncredited)
Åke Fridell ... Artillery Officer (uncredited)
Erna Groth ... Theatre Actress (uncredited)
Eric Gustafson ... Policeman (uncredited)
Conrad Gyllenhammar ... Fager - Circus Artist (uncredited)
Vanje Hedberg ... Mrs. Ekberg's Son (uncredited)
Agda Helin ... Theatre Actress (uncredited)
Mats Hådell ... Lill-Albert - Albert and Agda's Youngest Son (uncredited)
Gunborg Larsson ... Mrs. Tanti - Circus Artist (uncredited)
Gunnar Lindberg ... Police Constable (uncredited)
Göran Lundquist ... Albert and Agda's Oldest Son (uncredited)
Olav Riégo ... Theatre Actor (uncredited)
Hanny Schedin ... Mrs. Asta (uncredited)
John Starck ... Theatre Actor (uncredited)
Mona Sylwan ... Mrs. Fager - Circus Artist (uncredited)
Majken Torkeli ... Mrs. Ekberg - Member of the Orchestra (uncredited)
Sigvard Törnqvist ... Meijer - Circus Artist (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ingmar Bergman 
 
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(in alphabetical order)
Ingmar Bergman  uncredited

Produced by
Rune Waldekranz .... producer
 
Original Music by
Karl-Birger Blomdahl 
 
Cinematography by
Hilding Bladh 
Sven Nykvist 
 
Film Editing by
Carl-Olov Skeppstedt 
 
Production Design by
Bibi Lindström 
 
Costume Design by
Mago 
 
Makeup Department
Nils Nittel .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Olle Jacobsson .... sound (as Olle Jakobsson)
Gösta Björk .... sound assistant (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hans Dittmer .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Lars Jönsson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Lars-Owe Carlberg .... location manager
John W. Björling .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Marianne Johnson .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Alva Lundin .... title designer (uncredited)
Sigvard Törnqvist .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Rune Zetterlund .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gycklarnas afton" - Sweden (original title)
"The Naked Night" - USA (alternative title)
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93 min
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Originally marketed in the States as a sex film under the title "The Naked Night".See more »
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Anne:I can crack nuts with my teeth too.
Frans:Now I'm scared.
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Referenced in Ingmar Bergman on Life and Work (1998) (TV)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Stuck in hell., 31 May 2010
Author: bobsgrock from United States

Ingmar Bergman has left a reputation as one of the premier cynics of the cinema. A lifelong agnostic, he always held the belief that God did not exist and this life offers little, if any condolences to counter that feeling.

After experimenting with various genres and trying to find his niche in the late 1940s, Bergman slowly began to establish himself as the finest Swedish film director ever known. This film, released in 1953, reminds me in many ways of the great Federico Fellini's 1954 film La Strada, also about a circus troupe and also focusing on the relationship between the aging circus leader and his female companion. Despite this common ground, the two great directors differ in that Fellini turns his attention to the joy and zest of performing and the difficulties that still lie within. With Bergman, troubles always abound and there is no shortage of sadness and sorrow. Indeed, none of these characters are truly happy in the way of the definition. Yet, they continuously search for some sort of satisfaction and happiness. Life is a long, sluggish journey that may never find its ultimate goal.

Despite the downbeat tone, Bergman was a fantastic cameraman and his early films show him finding his footing, foreshadowing the great films he would make later in his career. Here, his collaboration with the great cinematographer Sven Nykvist has its beginnings as we see some fantastic angles, mirror shots and uses of depth of focus and framing. The acting is terrific, particularly by Harriet Andersson, and the script supports the story well. A small gem, but nevertheless a gem from the great Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.

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