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Sawdust and Tinsel ()

Gycklarnas afton (original title)
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The complicated relationships between a circus ringmaster, his estranged wife and his lover.

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Albert Johansson
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Anne
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Frans
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Frost
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Alma
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Agda
Erik Strandmark ...
Jens
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Mr. Sjuberg
Curt Löwgren ...
Blom
Kiki ...
The Dwarf
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Theatre Actress (uncredited)
Julie Bernby ...
Ropewalker (uncredited)
John W. Björling ...
Greven - Circus Artist (uncredited)
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Mrs. Meijer - Circus Artist (uncredited)
Michael Fant ...
Fair Anton (uncredited)
Karl-Axel Forssberg ...
Theatre Actor (uncredited)
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Artillery Officer (uncredited)
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Theatre Actress (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Conrad Gyllenhammar ...
Fager - Circus Artist (uncredited)
Vanje Hedberg ...
Mrs. Ekberg's Son (uncredited)
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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

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Ingmar Bergman

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Ingmar Bergman ... () (uncredited)

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Rune Waldekranz ... producer

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Karl-Birger Blomdahl

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Hilding Bladh
Sven Nykvist

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Carl-Olov Skeppstedt

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Bibi Lindström

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Mago

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Nils Nittel ... makeup artist (uncredited)

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Olle Jacobsson ... sound (as Olle Jakobsson)
Gösta Björk ... sound assistant (uncredited)

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Hans Dittmer ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Lars Jönsson ... assistant camera (uncredited)

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Lars-Owe Carlberg ... location manager

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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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Plot Summary

While traveling in caravan through the country of Sweden, one member of the decadent Alberti Circus tells the owner and ringmaster Albert Johansson a sad story about the clown Frost: seven years ago, his wife Alma was surprised by him bathing naked in a lake with a regiment. When the circus arrives in the town where Albert's wife Agda and sons live, he decides to pay a visit with his young mistress Anne to a famous local troupe to borrow some capes, hats and vests for their tonight show. They are humiliated by the director Mr. Sjuberg, but he lends the pieces, and the lead actor Frans gives an unsuccessful pass on Anne. When Albert decides to visit Agda, the jealous Anne meets Frans, who seduces her with an apparently valuable necklace, and they have a love affair. Anne finds that the necklace is actually worthless and returns to the circus. Meanwhile, Agda refuses to accept Albert back and he sees Anne leaving the theater and going to the jewelry. During the exhibition, Albert and Anne are submitted to humiliations by Frans. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines 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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Also Known As
  • Sawdust and Tinsel (United States)
  • Sawdust and Tinsel (World-wide, English title)
  • The Naked Night (United States)
  • Sawdust and Tinsel (United Kingdom)
  • La nuit des forains (France)
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  • 93 min
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Trivia Originally marketed in the States as a sex film under the title "The Naked Night". See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Short cuts från Sandrews (1999). See more »
Quotes Albert Johansson: Want to know what I think? I think you went to see him because you're as sick of the circus and me as I am of the circus and you.
[laughs]
Anne: Stop laughing like that!
Albert Johansson: We're all stuck, Anne. Stuck like hell.
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