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Intermezzo (1936)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 24 December 1937 (USA)
The world famous violinist Holger Brandt comes back to his family after a tour. He and his wife have been married for many years, but their love has gone. Their young daughter gets a new ... See full summary »

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Gustaf Molander
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gösta Ekman ... Professor Holger Brandt
Inga Tidblad ... Margit Brandt
Ingrid Bergman ... Anita Hoffman
Erik 'Bullen' Berglund ... Impresario Charles Möller (as Bullen Berglund)
Hugo Björne ... Thomas Stenborg
Anders Henrikson ... Swedish Sailor
Hasse Ekman ... Åke Brandt (as Hans Ekman)
Britt Hagman ... Ann-Marie Brandt
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Storyline

The world famous violinist Holger Brandt comes back to his family after a tour. He and his wife have been married for many years, but their love has gone. Their young daughter gets a new piano teacher, Anita Hoffman. Mr. Brandt fall in love with her and together they go on a world tour. But he soon discovers that the feelings for his wife that he thought were dead return. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | German

Release Date:

24 December 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Intermezzo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Peterson Poulsen/AGA Baltic)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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After a single viewing of the film, producer David O. Selznick brought Ingrid Bergman to Hollywood to sign a contract with Selznick International. Bergman and Selznick then remade the film as Intermezzo (1939), with Leslie Howard. See more »

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Remade as Intermezzo (1939) See more »

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Wiener Bonbons, op. 307
Composed by Johann Strauss (1866)
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An Opportunity Worth Seizing
31 August 2008 | by woodford-2See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to catch this at Melbourne's wonderful Astor Cinema and was astonished to re-read the external review that panned it. This was the first pre ww2 Swedish movie I'd seen and I'd have to say that I'm yet to see any Hollywood films of its vintage that are any better. I thought that the principal cast, Gosta Ekman, Inga Tidblad (who yes does look strikingly like Kristen Scott Thomas), Ingrid Bergman, Eric "Bullen" Berglund, and Britt Hegman were terrific and the telling and pacing of the story was faultless. The poor matching of sets and trite dialogue that often marred films that were coming out of the UK and USA at the time was mercifully missing and the film was a delight. Yes its great to see Ingrid Bergman looking radiant (and at times more than a little like Gretta Garbo) but all the other components that make up this film aren't too shabby either. If you get the opportunity to see this film, I don't think you'll regret seizing it.


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