Theatre, 1945

Jacobowsky and the Colonel

Bergman's production of Werfel's play was originally scheduled to open in the spring of 1945, but was postponed until the following season.

About the production

Werfel's play had been produced by Torsten Hammarén at the Gothenburg Municipal Theatre earlier. Comparisons were inevitable and some voices indicated that Bergman's undertaking was somewhat presumptuous.



  • Birgitta Steene, Ingmar Bergman: A Reference Guide (Amsterdam University Press, 2005).


  • Sture Ericson, Jacobowksy
  • Åke Fridell, The Colonel
  • Elsa Burnett, Marianne
  • Otto Landahl, Szabaniewicz
  • Dagny Lind, Mme Bouffier
  • Ulf Johanson
  • Maud Hyttenberg, Lady from Arras
  • Siv Thulin , Clementine
  • Bertil Sjödin, Salomon
  • Monica Schildt, Young girl
  • Erland Josephson
  • Carin Cederström, The lady
  • Curt Edgard, The driver
  • Marianne Nielsen, Ginette
  • Karl-Axel Forssberg, The gendarme
  • Birger Malmsten, The Lieutenant
  • Gunnar Nielsen, The dice man
  • Annika Tretow, The widow
  • Franz Werfel, Author
  • Ingmar Bergman, Director
  • Gunnar Lindblad, Designer