Theatre, 1952

The Day Ends Early

Bengt Ekerot directed Bergman's play for the radio.
'Ingmar Bergman calls his plays moralities and would probably call his films the same, if a film could imaginably be considered in the same light.'
Herbert Grevenius

About the production

Ingmar Bergman was introduced in the Gothenburg City Theatre programme as a young man fascinated with the problem of man'’s relationship to the devil.

Reviews responded positively to Bergman’s psychological skill as a playwright and his 'unscrupulous' dramatic dialogue, but felt that his plot structure revealed 'artistic helplessness', and a tendency to take facile shortcuts by moving the conflict to an abstract level.


  • The Ingmar Bergman Archives.


  • Jarl Kulle, Ole
  • Elsa Prawitz, Valborg
  • Karin Kavli, Jenny
  • Mona Geijer-Falkner, Fia-Charlotta
  • Inga Gill, The model
  • Jullan Kindahl, Mrs Åström
  • Anders Henriksson, Robert van Hijn
  • Jan-Erik Lindqvist, Peter
  • Toivo Pawlo, Finger-Pella
  • Margit Andelius, Miss Wortzelius
  • Björn Bjelfvenstam, Bachelor Jonsson
  • Douglas Håge, Whole sale dealer Fredell
  • Willy Peters , Doctor Värn
  • Hugo Björne, Reverend Broms
  • Ingmar Bergman, Author
  • Bengt Ekerot, Director