The Magician

The Magician

101 mins | Drama | Dec. 26, 1958

When 'Vogler's Magnetic Health Theater' comes to town, there's bound to be a spectacle. Reading reports of a variety of supernatural disturbances at Vogler's prior performances abroad, the leading townspeople (including the police chief and medical examiner) request that their troupe provide them a sample of their act, before allowing them public audiences. The scientific-minded disbelievers try to expose them as charlatans, but Vogler and his crew prove too clever for them.

The Magician

101 mins | Drama | Dec. 26, 1958

The Magician
When 'Vogler's Magnetic Health Theater' comes to town, there's bound to be a spectacle. Reading reports of a variety of supernatural disturbances at Vogler's prior performances abroad, the leading townspeople (including the police chief and medical examiner) request that their troupe provide them a sample of their act, before allowing them public audiences. The scientific-minded disbelievers try to expose them as charlatans, but Vogler and his crew prove too clever for them.
IMDb rating 7.6
Producers Svensk Filmindustri
Original title Ansiktet
Directors Gösta Ekman, Ingmar Bergman, Katinka Faragó
Writers Ingmar Bergman

Cast

Max von Sydow

as Albert Emanuel Vogler

Ingrid Thulin

as Manda Vogler

Gunnar Björnstrand

as Dr. Vergerus, Minister of Health

Naima Wifstrand

as Granny Vogler

Bengt Ekerot

as Johan Spegel

Bibi Andersson

as Sara Lindqvist

Gertrud Fridh

as Ottilia

Lars Ekborg

as Simson, the coach driver

Toivo Pawlo

as Starbeck

Erland Josephson

as Consul Egerman

Åke Fridell

as Tubal

Sif Ruud

as Sofia

Oscar Ljung

as Antonsson, burly stableman

Ulla Sjöblom

as Henrietta

Axel Düberg

as Rustan

Frithiof Bjärne

as Border Officer (uncredited)

Tor Borong

as Border Officer (uncredited)

Arne Mårtensson

as Customs Officer (uncredited)

Harry Schein

as Customs Officer (uncredited)