Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB
Original title: Juninatten
Sweden, 1940. Svensk Filmindustri. Screenplay by Ragnar Hylten-Cavallius, based on the novel by Tora Nordstrom-Bonnier.Cinematography by Ake Dahlqvist. Music by Gunnar Johansson, Jules Sylvain. Production Design by Arne Akermark. Film Editing by Oscar Rosander.
This was the last film that Ingrid Bergman made before leaving Sweden and coming to Hollywood, and along with A Woman’s Face is the easiest to find of all her Swedish films. She plays a small town girl who gets romantically attached to a sailor who turns madly jealous when she tries to leave him. He shoots her in a fit of rage, a wound which she recovers from unbeknownst to him. To escape him once and for all, Bergman moves to a new town with a new name, but her cover is threatened when her face starts getting printed all over the newspapers. It’s an interesting drama with a satisfying climax.