Feature Film, 1957

Night Light

Directed by Lars-Eric Kjellgren (Ingmar Bergman's input into the screenplay was anonymous).
"[...] proof of what can happen when one misconstrues Ingmar Bergman."
C B-n in Dagens Nyheter

About the film

Ingmar Bergman's contribution to the film did not appear in the credits. However, the cover of the screenplay reads: 'A romantic comedy by Lars-Eric Kjellgren. Scenario: Lars-Eric Kjellgren and Ingmar Bergman.' There is therefore more than a hint of irony in the fact that one of the reviews (the most critical) cited Bergman without being aware of his input:

'Night Light is the result, the highly dubious result, of Lars-Eric Kjellgren's ambition to play the part of a Stockholm René Clair. Or if you will: proof of what can happen when one misconstrues Ingmar Bergman.'


  • The Ingmar Bergman Archives.


  • Marianne Bengtsson, Maria Pettersson
  • Lars Ekborg, Peter
  • Gunnar Björnstrand, Purman
  • Birger Malmsten, Mikael Sjöberg, actor
  • Gaby Stenberg, Ka, Mikael's wife
  • Gösta Cederlund, Alfred Björk, actor
  • Erik Strandmark, Nice thug
  • Georg Rydeberg, Film director
  • Helge Hagerman, Andersson, policeman
  • Sten Ardenstam, Lundström, policeman
  • Frithiof Bjärne, Policeman
  • Gösta Prüzelius, Pettersson, policeman
  • Torsten Lilliecrona, Policeman in the street
  • Hans Bendrik, Policeman
  • Olle Ekbladh, Policeman
  • Ivar Wahlgren, Mr Wilhelmsson, Maria's uncle
  • Renée Björling, Mrs Wilhelmsson, Maria's aunt
  • Nils Whiten, Gustav Nilsson, caretaker
  • Hanny Schedin, Mrs Nilsson
  • Sven-Eric Gamble, Press photographer
  • Gösta Jonsson, "Toppen"
  • Nils Jacobsson, Fireman
  • Nils "Knas" Ohlson, Unit manager
  • Alf Östlund, Gentleman in overcoat
  • Greta Stave, Cat owner
  • Stig Johanson, Tram conductor
  • Gunnar "Knas" Lindkvist, Judge at dance palace
  • Carin Lundqvist, Woman in car
  • Sven-Axel "Akke" Carlsson, Dancing partner
  • David Stein, (unknown part)
  • Svea Holm, (unknown part)
  • Mathias Alexandersson, (unknown part)
  • Ella Sahlberg, (unknown part)
  • P.A. Lundgren, Art Director
  • Mac Ahlberg, First Assistant Cameraman
  • Åke Hansson, Boom Operator
  • Åke Dahlqvist, Director of Photography
  • Gustav Roger, Unit Manager
  • Roland Nordgren, Unit Manager
  • Oscar Rosander, Film Editor
  • John Ivar Deckner, Choreography
  • Sven Hansen, Production Mixer
  • Sven Persson, Re-recording Mixer
  • Bengt Hallberg, Music Composer
  • Jürgen Jacobsen, Music Composer
  • Francis Chagrin, Music Composer
  • Leslie Baguley, Music Composer
  • Lars-Erik Larsson, Music Composer
  • Ove Lind, Music Composer
  • Eskil Eckert-Lundin, Orchestra Leader
  • Allan Ekelund, Production Manager / Production Coordinator
  • Lars-Eric Kjellgren, Director
  • Katinka Faragó, Script Supervisor
  • Gunnar Sjöberg, Narrator
  • Louis Huch, Still Photographer
  • Ingmar Bergman, Scenario
  • P A Lundgren