- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: November 13, 2007
- Originally Released: 1953
- Label: Criterion
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 1.0 - Swedish
- Subtitles - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Introduction: Ingmar Bergman
- Audio Commentary: Peter Cowie
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 01/01/2008
"[O]ne of his richest and most revealing films....There's something admirable about his stoicism and his continuing faith in the shabby glamour of circus life."
The circus is the backdrop for this story of a woman who falls for the gaudy charm of a small-town actor. Ingmar Bergman directed this grim and tragic tale of frustrated desires and human perseverance in the face of misery.
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical release: September 14, 1953 (Sweden); released in the USA in April 1956.
- Filmed on location in Arild, Sweden.
- This film represents Bergman's first collaboration with his longtime cinematographer Sven Nykvist.