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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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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Svensk Filmindustri (SF) 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

Längtan till landet
Composed by Otto Lindblad (1839)
Lyrics written by Herman Sätherberg
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Worth only for Ingrid Bergman
16 January 2017 | by MutotoSee all my reviews

A really heavy melodrama, one of those unaccomplished pieces from the transition to talking movies. The moralistic tone (even for the 1930s) is not helped by some poor editing and rushed plot. So, why watch it? Well, this is one of Ingrid Berman's early films, one where she tests for the first time some of the screen qualities that years later made her one of the most iconic actresses of all time: the sweet smile, the troubled look, her capacity to show conflicting emotions in a single shot. Bergman shines among a cast that is clearly stuck in the silent era and announces a golden era for screen drama heroines, something that Selznick understood immediately. A few years later, Ingrid was on her way to Hollywood for the US version of 'Intermezzo' and the rest is history.


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