Smiles of a Summer Night


Smiles of a Summer Night

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In this drama, directed by Ingmar Bergman, four people indulge in a sexual smorgasbord during a wild weekend at a resort. The story is set in the early 1900s and the characters are a man, his ex-lover, his uncaring wife, and a jealous lover.

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Ulla Jacobsson
as Anne Egerman
Eva Dahlbeck
as Desirée Armfeldt
Margit Carlquist
as Charlotte Malcolm
Harriet Andersson
as Petra the maid
Gunnar Bjornstrand
as Frederik Egerman
Jarl Kulle
as Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm
Margit Carlqvist
as Charlotte Malcolm
Jari Kulle
as Count Malcolm
Åke Fridell
as Frid the groom
Sigge Fuerst
as Policeman
Björn Bjelvenstam
as Henrik Egerman
Naima Wifstrand
as Mrs. Armfeldt
Anders Wulff
as Footman
Svea Holst
as Dresser
Hans Straat
as Almgen the Photographer
Lisa Lundholm
as Mrs. Almgren
Ulf Johansson
as Legal agency clerk
Sigge Fürst
as Policeman
Yngve Nordwall
as Ferdinand
Joseph Norrman
as Elderly Dinner Guest
John Melin
as Mrs. Armfeldt's Servant
Sten Gester
as Servant
Hans Str__t
as Almgen the Photographer
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Critic Reviews for Smiles of a Summer Night

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

Audience Reviews for Smiles of a Summer Night

  • Sep 19, 2017
    It's charming and a lot more insightful than it's plot suggests. Proof that Bergman should have made more romantic comedies.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 20, 2012
    Sweden doesn't see a lot of summer, warm weather, and when it finally arrives ... well, blood races, and so the basis of Bergman's surprising (well, its Bergman!?!) romantic comedy involving 4 couples playful verbal sparring with an eye towards eventual mating. Light, full bodied, exquisitely rendered, and a little saucy.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 02, 2011
    Classy, joyous; Bergman playing with a full-star cast , spot-on, polished, comedic dialogues, and the madness of love with some touches of early Max Öphuls in German territory. Comedy at its best, since it provides the laughs and smiles from the authenticity of the characters and the previously planned screenplay. One of the greatest romantic comedies of the decade, several times referenced in the future specially by Woody Allen. 99/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 04, 2011
    Another outstanding Bergman film, one that is a departure of most his traits but still retains a few jabs at religion and his mastery of the craft. Amazing cinematography and beautifully filmed in striking black and white, the film is a wonderful atmosphere to be immersed in for the 109 minute runtime. Teeming to the brim with sexual energy and tension the film sucks you in and you are so focused on the multiple characters and their various relationships you are constantly following each and every word. Before you know things get very serious from the earlier more lighthearted pieces of the film and makes this work not only as a great comedy but a great classic drama piece at the same time. Highly Highly Recommended! If you are more conservative and most Bergman films turn you off, this is a great one to enjoy given a mature audience.
    Chris B Super Reviewer

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