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A Ship to India (1947)

Skepp till India land (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 26 August 1949 (USA)
A sailor returns to his hometown after 7 years and remembered the dark and the light moments of his past.

Director:

Ingmar Bergman

Writers:

Ingmar Bergman (screenplay), Martin Söderhjelm (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Holger Löwenadler ... Kapten Alexander Blom
Anna Lindahl ... Alice Blom
Birger Malmsten ... Johannes Blom
Gertrud Fridh ... Sally
Naemi Briese ... Selma
Hjördis Petterson ... Sofi (as Hjördis Pettersson)
Lasse Krantz ... Hans
Jan Molander ... Bertil
Erik Hell ... Pekka
Åke Fridell ... Variety hall owner
Douglas Håge ... Customs officer (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Sailor Johannes Blom returns to his home port, after seven years at sea, to find that Sally, the girl he has been thinking of while away, is completely despondent. Seven years earlier, obstreperous Alexander Blom, brings his mistress Sally to live with him, his wife Alice, son Johannes, and crew, aboard the salvage boat he captains. Amidst all the tensions on the small boat, Johannes and Sally fall in love with each other. Written by Will Gilbert

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

26 August 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frustration See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sveriges Folkbiografer See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director's cameo: 17'50" into the film, director Ingmar Bergman can be seen in the amusement park, watching the performance of "Kasper Teater", a marionette show. See more »

Alternate Versions

American version, under the title "Frustration", runs 78 minutes. While most of the Swedish version is told as an extended flashback, the US cut omits the "present day" prologue and instead offers the story chronologically. See more »

Connections

Edited into Spisok korabley (2008) See more »

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Boistrous, Melodramatic Early Bergman
25 January 2018 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

The baggage the youthful Ingmar Bergman was carrying about his parent's generation finds vivid expression in this, his third feature, from his early "neo-realist" phase, which combines an extremely melodramatic plot about a hunch-backed young man (Birger Malmsten) struggling with the baleful influence of his macho, bullying father (Holger Löwenadler), set against an arresting backdrop of documentary-style footage of life among working folk. The noisy musical score by Erland von Koch marks it out as a very early Bergman.


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