Port of Call Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Port of Call

Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman seldom had much to say concerning his early feature Port of Call (Hamnstad), perhaps because of the film’s unsatisfying shift of tone from grim to upbeat towards the climax (one gets the feeling that this was dictated by Bergman’s financiers). Still, this stark tale of the waterfront contains several elements that would come to full fruition in Bergman’s later works, notably the troublesome necessity to break away from tradition. The story involves a romance between dockhand Ivine-Christine Jonsson and ex-prostitute Bengt Eklund, and the problems faced by Jonsson in coming to grips with his own puritanical attitudes concerning his beloved’s past. While the ending is technically “happy,” it is clear that the problems are not completely resolved, and we are invited to speculate on the couple’s future. Port of Call would not be released in the US until 1960, after Bergman’s reputation had been affirmed by such classics as The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries.

Release date: Oct 11, 1948
Production Company: Criterion Collection
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Genre: Art House & International,Drama

Port of Call Caste and Crew
Director: Ingmar Bergman
writer: Olle Lansberg,Ingmar Bergman
Ivine-Christine Jonsson,Nine-Christine Jonsson,Bengt Eklund,Mimi Nelson,Berta Hall,Erik Hell,Birgitta Valberg,Stig Olin,Sif Ruud,Bertha Hall,Hans Straat,Nils Dahlgren,Nils Haliberg,Nils Hallberg,Bengt Blomgren,Sture Ericsson,Harry Ahlin,Sven-Eric Gamble,Torsten Lilliecrona,Yngve Nordwall,Hans Sundberg,Hans Str__t,Hanny Schedin