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Walpurgis Night (1935)

Valborgsmässoafton (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | January 1941 (USA)
Lena Bergström works in an office and is unhappily in love with her boss, Johan Borg. She decides to quit. Borg's wife won't have any children, and when she becomes pregnant she has an ... See full summary »

Director:

Gustaf Edgren

Writers:

Oscar Rydqvist (a film story by), Gustaf Edgren (a film story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lars Hanson ... Johan Borg
Karin Kavli ... Clary Borg (as Karin Carlsson)
Victor Sjöström ... Frederik Bergström, Editor
Ingrid Bergman ... Lena Bergström, Johan's Secretary
Erik 'Bullen' Berglund ... Gustav Palm, Editor's Secretary (as Bullen Berglund)
Sture Lagerwall ... Svensson
Marie-Louise Sorbon Marie-Louise Sorbon ... Mrs. Svensson
Georg Rydeberg ... Frank Roger
Georg Blickingberg ... Landberg
Richard Lund ... 'Doctor' Smith
Linnéa Hillberg ... Nurse
Stig Järrel ... Grane
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gabriel Alw ... Clary's new admirer
Greta Berthels ... Maid
Allan Bohlin ... Bergström Jr.
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Storyline

Lena Bergström works in an office and is unhappily in love with her boss, Johan Borg. She decides to quit. Borg's wife won't have any children, and when she becomes pregnant she has an illegal abortion. For some reason, Lena's father believes that it is Lena who has had an abortion. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

January 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Walpurgis Night See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Featured in Victor Seastrom (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

O, hur härligt majsol ler
Sung by choir.
Composed by Friedrich Kuhlau
Swedish Lyrics written by Carl Wilhelm Böttiger (1831)
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gradient Bergman but bad plot
14 May 2000 | by fantansSee all my reviews

While Bergman is gradient as ever in this early movie of hers, the plot on the whole is disappointing. The murdering scene even seems ridiculous with the unsurprising coincidence and unbelievable clumsiness. What a waste for Bergman!


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