Feature Film, 1950

While the City Sleeps

Directed by Lars-Eric Kjellgren, with some input from Ingmar Bergman.

About the film

The screenplay of While the City Sleeps was written by the well-known author Per Anders Fogelström, based on his own novel Ligister (Gang Members). Bergman's contribution was modest, yet did include the development of the principal character in the film, Jompa. While the City Sleeps was Fogelström and Bergman's first collaboration; their second (and final) partnership came two years later with Summer with Monika.

Sources

  • The Ingmar Bergman Archives.

Collaborators

  • Eskil Eckert-Lundin
  • Sven-Eric Gamble, John, known as Jompa, gangleader
  • Inga Landgré, Iris Lindström, Jompa's girlfriend
  • Adolf Jahr, Iris' father
  • Elof Ahrle, Foreman at Svea car service
  • John Elfström, Jompa's father
  • Hilding Gavle, Fence
  • Carl Ström, Hansson, caretaker
  • Ulf Palme, Kalle Lund, criminal
  • Barbro Hiort af Ornäs, Rutan, Kalle's friend
  • Märta Dorff, Greta, Iris' mother
  • Ilse-Nore Tromm, Jompa's mother
  • Ulla Smidje, Jompa's sister
  • Hans Sundberg, Knatten Gustafsson, gangmember
  • Arne Ragneborn, Richard "Sune" Sundberg, gangmember
  • Lennart Lundh, Gunnar "Slampen" Lindström, Iris's brother and gangmember
  • Hans Dahlberg, Sven Erik "Lång-Sam" Samuelsson, gangmember
  • Åke Hylén, Per "Pekå" Knutsson, gangmember
  • Ebba Flygare, The fence's wife
  • Olav Riégo, The district judge
  • Börje Mellvig, The prosecutor
  • Harriet Andersson, Elsie, one of the gang's girlfriends
  • Mona Geijer-Falkner, Matron of recreation centre
  • Alf Östlund, Worker at Svea car service
  • Birger Lensander, Worker at Svea car service
  • Walter Sarmell, Worker at Svea car service
  • Arthur Fischer, Policeman
  • Gustaf Hedberg, Chief constable on duty
  • Ingemar Jacobsson, Policeman
  • Gunnar Johansson, Policeman
  • Gunnar Hellström, Dancing patron
  • John Zacharias, The reporter
  • Arthur Österwall, The band leader
  • Hanny Schedin, Woman with child in the street
  • Marianne Hylén, Nurse
  • Rolf Bergström, Jompa's sister's boyfriend
  • Mona Åstrand, Iris and Elsie's friend
  • Olle Teimert, Olle, Jompa's brother
  • Meta Velander, Waitress
  • Kerstin Wibom, Dancing patron
  • Henrik Schildt, Worker at Svea car service (deleted scenes)
  • Georg Skarstedt, A drunk (deleted scenes)
  • Nils Svenwall, Art Director
  • Bengt Järnmark, First Assistant Cameraman
  • Rune J:son Berg, Boom Operator
  • Martin Bodin, Director of Photography
  • Alva Lundin, Titles
  • Gösta Ström, Unit Manager
  • Gustav Roger, Unit Manager
  • Oscar Rosander, Film Editor
  • Lennart Unnerstad, Production Mixer
  • Per Anders Fogelström, Screenplay
  • Sven Persson, Re-recording Mixer
  • Stig Rybrant , Music Composer
  • Julius Jacobsen, Musical Arrangement
  • Lars Gullin, Musical Arrangement
  • Seymour Österwalls orkester, Orchestra
  • Helge Hagerman, Production Manager / Production Coordinator
  • Lars-Eric Kjellgren, Director
  • Hugo Bolander, Assistant Director
  • Ingegerd Ericsson, Script Supervisor
  • Louis Huch, Still Photographer
  • Ingmar Bergman, Idea