Cast & Crew
During his military service, Bengt is blinded while rescuing a puppy on a rifle range. He tries to adjust to his affliction, but tensions mount when he rejects help and pity from others. He hires Ingrid, a destitute young woman, to be his maid and introduces her to the wonders of books and music; their relationship soon develops into an unspoken feeling of tenderness. Failing to gain admission to the Music Academy, he takes a job playing the piano in a restaurant but leaves because the owner is crooked and a young man whom he trusted robs him. He enrolls in a school for the blind and regains his self-respect, but his old feeling of inferiority returns when Ingrid introduces him to one of her boyfriends. Beset with despair and loneliness, he runs along a railroad track and is almost killed by a train. Ingrid finds him on a bridge, but her boyfriend follows and knocks Bengt down, giving Bengt the satisfaction of feeling that he has been treated as an equal. Despite the objections of the local parson, he asks Ingrid to marry him, and she accepts.
Opened in Stockholm in January 1948 as Musik i mörker; running time: 90 min.