Tonight or Never (1941 film)

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Tonight or Never
Directed by Gustaf Molander
Written by Paul Baudisch
Börje Larsson
Gustaf Molander
Nils Perne
Adolf Schütz
Åke Söderblom
Starring Åke Soderblom
Thor Modéen
Sickan Carlsson
Music by Gunnar Johansson
Cinematography Åke Dahlqvist
Edited by Edvin Hammarberg
Production
company
Release date
4 June 1941
Running time
85 minutes
Country Sweden
Language Swedish

Tonight or Never (Swedish:I natt - eller aldrig) is a 1941 Swedish comedy film directed by Gustaf Molander and starring Åke Soderblom, Thor Modéen and Sickan Carlsson. [1]

Comedy is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humour. These films are designed to make the audience laugh through amusement and most often work by exaggerating characteristics for humorous effect. Films in this style traditionally have a happy ending. One of the oldest genres in film, some of the very first silent movies were comedies, as slapstick comedy often relies on visual depictions, without requiring sound. When sound films became more prevalent during the 1920s, comedy films took another swing, as laughter could result from burlesque situations but also dialogue.

Gustaf Molander Swedish film director

Gustaf Harald August Molander was a Swedish actor and film director. His parents were director Harald Molander, Sr. (1858–1900) and singer and actress Lydia Molander, née Wessler, and his brother was director Olof Molander (1892–1966). He was the father of director and producer Harald Molander from his first marriage to actress Karin Molander and father to actor Jan Molander from his second marriage to Elsa Fahlberg.

Thor Modéen actor, Comedian

Thor Modéen was a Swedish actor and comedian. He appeared in 88 films between 1923 and 1950. He often worked with fellow comedians Åke Söderblom and John Botvid.

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The film's art direction was by Arne Åkermark.

Main cast

Åke Söderblom Swedish screenwriter, writer and lyricist

Åke Fridolf Söderblom was a Swedish actor, screenwriter and songwriter. He appeared in 70 films between 1933 and 1965.

Sickan Carlsson Swedish actress and singer

Sickan Anna-Greta Carlsson was a Swedish film and theatre actress and singer.

Barbro Kollberg was a Swedish film actress. Born in Eskilstuna, Södermanlands län, Sweden, she starred in Ingmar Bergman's 1946 It Rains on Our Love. She died at aged 96.

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References

  1. Larsson & Marklund p.118

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