Port of Call
Port of Call is a 1948 Swedish film directed by Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
Ernst Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish director, writer and producer for film, stage and television. Described by Woody Allen as "probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion picture camera", he is recognized as one of the most accomplished and...



Berit, a young woman living in a working-class port town begins a relationship with Gösta, a sailor newly returned from overseas and intent upon staying on land. The plot and character development centre on the relationship between Berit and Gösta, as she discloses her troubled past of family problems, reformories and various affairs to him and he must deal with his own feelings and conflicts about such disclosure.

While "Port of Call" has never been considered an early masterpiece of Bergman's, it is of note in presenting in nascent form some of the themes of alienation, the difficulty of relationships and the difficulty of dealing with the past that would become central to Bergman's later films. It is also to be noted that this 1948 Swedish film deals with adolescent sexuality, promiscuity and abortion in a frank and open way that would have been impossible to portray in Hollywood films of the same period. Indeed, there is at one brief point in the film a nude scene that would have had the film banned in the USA at the time.


  • Nine-Christine Jönsson
    Nine-Christine Jönsson
    Nine-Christine Jönsson was a Swedish film actress. She appeared in seven films between 1946 and 1952.-Filmography:* Ödemarksprästen * Livet i Finnskogarna * Ådalens poesi...

     – Berit
  • Bengt Eklund
    Bengt Eklund
    Bengt Gunnar Eklund was a Swedish actor.Eklund worked for many years at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, but also made a large number of roles in movies and television, including Ingmar Bergman's Summer with Monika and Shame , and Gustaf Molander's film Sir Arne's Treasure .He was married...

     – Gösta
  • Mimi Nelson
    Mimi Nelson
    Mimi Nelson was a Swedish film actress. She appeared in Ingmar Bergman's films Port of Call and Thirst .-External links:...

     – Gertrud
  • Berta Hall
    Berta Hall
    Berta Hall was a Swedish film actress. She appeared in 18 films between 1942 and 1988.-External links:...

     – Berit's mother
  • Birgitta Valberg
    Birgitta Valberg
    Birgitta Valberg is a Swedish actress who attended the Dramatens elevskola.- Filmography :*1992 - Söndagsbarn*1989 - Peter och Petra*1980 - Flygnivå 450*1977 - Paradistorg...

     – Mrs. Vilander
  • Sif Ruud
    Sif Ruud
    Sif Ruud, born Sif Einarsdotter Ruud Fallde was a Swedish film actress. She appeared in 140 films.-Selected filmography:* It Rains on Our Love * Port of Call * Thirst...

     – Mrs. Krona
  • Britta Billsten – Prostitute
  • Harry Ahlin
    Harry Ahlin
    Harry Ahlin was a Swedish film actor. He appeared in 60 films between 1919 and 1969.-External links:...

     – Skåningen
  • Nils Hallberg
    Nils Hallberg
    Nils Hallberg was a Swedish film actor. He appeared in 90 films between 1934 and 1974. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden.-Selected filmography:* Two Women * Port of Call...

     – Gustav
  • Sven-Eric Gamble
    Sven-Eric Gamble
    Sven-Eric Gamble was a Swedish film actor. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden.-Selected filmography:* Port of Call * Thirst * While the City Sleeps * Barabbas -External links:...

     – Eken
  • Yngve Nordwall
    Yngve Nordwall
    Yngve Nordwall was a Swedish film actor and director.-Selected filmography:* Västkustens hjältar * Port of Call * This Can't Happen Here...

     – The Supervisor
  • Nils Dahlgren – Gertrud's father
  • Hans Strååt
    Hans Strååt
    Hans Strååt was a Swedish film actor. He appeared in 60 films between 1941 and 1987.-Selected filmography:* Port of Call * Miss April * Love Me! -External links:...

     – Mr. Vilander
  • Erik Hell – Berit's father
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