Lovely Is the Summer Night

Lovely Is the Summer Night (Swedish: Ljuvlig är sommarnatten) is a 1961 Swedish mystery thriller film directed by Arne Mattsson. The film stars Karl-Arne Holmsten, Christina Carlwind, Per Oscarsson and Folke Sundquist.[1][2] It was shot at the Sundbyberg Studios of Europa Film in Stockholm. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Bertil Duroj and Arne Åkermark. It is an adaptation of a detective novel by Dagmar Lange (Maria Lang), who wrote the script for the film herself. It is a sequel to the 1960 film When Darkness Falls.

Lovely Is the Summer Night
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Directed byArne Mattsson
Written byMaria Lang
Based onKung Liljekonvalje av dungen by Maria Lang
Produced byWaldemar Bergendahl
StarringKarl-Arne Holmsten
Christina Carlwind
Per Oscarsson
CinematographyTony Forsberg
Edited byWic Kjellin
Music byHarry Arnold
Distributed byEuropa Film
Release date
17 August 1961
Running time
102 minutes



  1. ^ Björklund & Larsson p.63
  2. ^ Qvist & Von Bagh p.112


  • Björklund, Elisabet & Larsson, Mariah. Swedish Cinema and the Sexual Revolution: Critical Essays. McFarland, 2016.
  • Qvist, Per Olov & von Bagh, Peter. Guide to the Cinema of Sweden and Finland. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000.

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