Bergman’s directorial debut deals with a woman torn between her loving foster mother and her city-dwelling birth mother.
Dir Ingmar Bergman
With Inga Landgré, Dagny Lind, Stig Olin
Bergman’s directorial debut, adapted from a play, is a melodrama about a young woman torn between her loving foster mother and her hither to neglectful birth mother, who promises a more exciting life in the city. In contrast to the more schematic aspects of the plot, the scenes involving (soon-to-be Bergman regular) Olin as a diabolical but troubled gigolo presage the dark complexities to come.