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The Devil's Eye Details


Acceding to the literal interpretation of the folk-saying "A virgin is a sty in the devil's eye," Satan employs a reincarnated Don Juan (Jarl Kulle) to seduce Britt-Marie, the young daughter (Bibi Andersson) of a country parson. Poor Don Juan falls in love with the girl, however, while his servant Pablo (Sture Lagerwall) attempts to do the same with her mother. One of Bergman's few direct comedies (he even reassures viewers of the fact in a note titled "Dear Frightened Audience"), Devil's Eye also harks back to his stage experience by appearing in separate acts--with introductions by Gunnar Bjornstrand. The film is available in two video versions: subtitled and dubbed. ~ John Bush, Rovi

  • Release date:October 17, 1960


Bibi Andersson
as Britt-Marie
Jarl Kulle
as Don Juan
Nils Poppe
as The Vicar
Gertrud Fridh
as Renata, Pastor's Wife
Sture Lagerwall
as Pablo
Gunnar Björnstrand
as The Actor
Georg Funkquist
as Count Armand de Rouchefoucauld
Allan Edwall
as The ear demon
John Melin
as The beauty doctor
Axel Duberg
as Jonas
Kristina Adolphson
as Veiled Woman
Arne Lindblad
as Tailor's Assistant
Torsten Winge
as Old Man
Borje Lundh
Lenn Hjortzberg
as The Doctor
Ragnar Arvedson
as The guardian demon


Ingmar Bergman
Allan Ekelund
Oluf Bang
Play Author
Ingmar Bergman
Domenico Scarlatti
Featured Music
Oscar Rosander
Lenn Hjortzberg
First Assistant Director