Television, 1958


Bergman directs TV movie from "an unpleasant piece" by Olle Hedberg.

About the film

This made-for-television film was based on Olle Hedberg's script, which Ingmar Bergman had directed for the City Theatre of Hälsingborg as early as in 1945, and as a radio play the following year. Bergman, who called the play 'an unpleasant piece', used stage actors from Malmö. The scarce reviews of the film focused on Bergman's faiblesse for the puppet theatre and the morality play, with the result that the characters functioned as types.


  • The Ingmar Bergman Archives.


  • Max von Sydow
  • Gunnel Lindblom
  • Åke Fridell
  • Bibi Andersson
  • Folke Sundquist
  • Dagny Lind
  • Tor Isedal
  • Axel Düberg
  • Nils Nygren
  • Toivo Pawlo
  • Åke Jörnfalk
  • Marianne Stjernqvist
  • Gunnel Blixt
  • Olle Hedberg, Screenplay
  • Henrik Dyfverman, Producer
  • Ingmar Bergman, Director