Smiles of a Summer Night Poster

Release Date: 1955

DVD Release Date: May 25th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
Early in the 20th century, middle-aged lawyer Fredrik Egerman (Gunnar Björnstrand) and his young wife, Anne (Ulla Jacobsson), have still not consummated their marriage, while Fredrik's son (Bjorn Bjelvenstam) finds himself increasingly attracted to his new stepmother. To make matters worse, Fredrik's old flame Desiree (Eva Dahlbeck) makes a public bet that she can seduce him at a romantic weekend retreat where four couples convene, swapping partners and pairing off in unexpected ways.

Cast: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson, Margit Carlqvist, Gunnar Björnstrand, Jarl Kulle, Åke Fridell, Bjorn Bjelvenstam

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Svensk Filmindustri

Keywords: Son, Forbidden love, Love, Temptation, Rivalry, Deception, Amusing


Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1956)