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Ljuvlig är sommarnatten (1961)

In a small town two people are about to get married. After being to a flower shop, to look at the bridal bouquet, the woman disappears. The wedding is canceled. A police detective takes charge of the search.

Director:

Arne Mattsson

Writer:

Maria Lang (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karl-Arne Holmsten ... Christer Wijk
Per Oscarsson ... Lars-Ove Larsson
Folke Sundquist ... Joakim Kruse
Christina Carlwind ... Anneli Hammar
Elisabeth Odén Elisabeth Odén ... Dina Richardsson
Sif Ruud ... Gretel Ström
Erik Hell ... Egon Ström
Hjördis Petterson ... Fanny Falkman
Stig Järrel ... Sebastian Petrén
Agneta Prytz ... Olivia Petrén
Dagmar Olsson ... Livia Petrén
Holger Löwenadler ... Melker Gehlin
Allan Edwall ... Luffaren
Sven-Eric Gamble ... Truck Driver
Märta Arbin ... Helena Wijk
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In a small town two people are about to get married. After being to a flower shop, to look at the bridal bouquet, the woman disappears. The wedding is canceled. A police detective takes charge of the search.

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En Arne Mattsson-thriller!

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Thriller

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While shot in black and white, the opening credits are red against a rather colorless color background. See more »

Connections

Version of Crimes of Passion: King Lily of the Valley (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Ein Sommernachtstraum. Hochzeitmarsch
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Composed by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
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Summer Nights Are Sweet 1961

This is another very satisfying film from Director Arne Mattsson. A young woman is about to marry into the wealthiest family in town. Hours before the wedding, the woman disappears. The wedding has to be called off and the police have to be called in. The police's initial probe reveals everything was normal. The missing woman was dependable and unlikely to run away. Her family and friends are solid and unlikely to be involved in the disappearance. However, the veteran detective called into the case knows their are hidden stories and he must dig to find them.

I won't delve deeper into the plot because there are a few twists right from the beginning. Almost everyone has a hidden story. People do not always behave as they should. Just like real life these characters have their peccadilloes.The detective is relentless. He gathers everyone in, learns the story bit by bit and eventually finds the truth. As the film closes, the detective says to a colleague, "This job disgusts me.". Which I took to mean, it's the people who disgust him. The hidden lives most people seem to live.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

17 August 1961 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Herlig er sommernatten See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Europa Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (opening credits)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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