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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

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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)

Directed by
Ingmar Bergman 
 
Writing credits
(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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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 »
Quotes:
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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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Dark and Mesmerizing, 9 January 2002
Author: retributionpublications from Brooklyn, NY

This is a fantastic early film made by the master of the psychological, Ingmar Bergman. This film is much easier to understand than say, Persona, Cries and Whispers, or the Seventh Seal, and therefore, I suggest this as a first-time introduction for anyone interested in learning more about his films and/or his filming technique.

This movie is quite simply, a dream. The introduction sequence is a brilliant example of Bergman's work...we see a long shot of 5 horse carriages moving across the plains at dawn, which dissolves into a reflection of a single horse & carriage in the water below a bridge, which dissolves into a series of shots...windmills, foggy paths, the carriage driver and the finally, a fade into the carriage where our protagonist, Albert Johansson, sleeps with his girlfriend Anna. Bergman is the king of the dissolve...a style he no doubt picked up from 1920's German expressionism. Bergman's mise en scene is a blend of sequences which depict a very dreamlike orientation of our immediate surrounding.The result: We are passive observers, watching the all-too-real reality of our modern world subside into something very mysterious and surreal. Bergman's style removes time from the equation of film. Time, as we know it, takes a back-seat to objects, people, and places. Real life becomes more dreamlike than any dream, and the darkest and most mysterious corner of the universe becomes the human mind.

This is a fantastic movie.

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