Prison (1949 film)

Prison (Swedish: Fängelse), also known as The Devil's Wanton in the United States, is a 1949 Swedish drama film directed by Ingmar Bergman. It is the earliest film directed by Bergman to be based on his own original screenplay.

Fängelse by bergman.jpg
Directed byIngmar Bergman
Written byIngmar Bergman
Produced byLorens Marmstedt
StarringDoris Svedlund
Birger Malmsten
Eva Henning
Music byErland von Koch
Release date
19 March 1949 (Sweden)
4 July 1962 (US)
Running time
76 mins


In this film within a film, a director tries to make the best film ever, but is hampered by his and others' limitations.


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