Smiles of a Summer Night
In a story of mismatched couples. middle-aged lawyer Fredrik Egerman is married to the lovely 19 year-old Anne. The marriage has never been consummated however with Fredrik thinking she is still too young to truly enjoy marital life. Fredrik's feelings for a former lover, the actress Desiree Armfeldt, are rekindled however but he finds himself having to deal with Count Carl Magnus Malcolm, a predatory male who thinks he can conquer all women. When Desiree hosts a weekend party at her mother's estate she invites both of her admirers and their wives. Add Fredrik's son and his flirty maid to the mix and it's clear many lives will be changed. The film received the prize for Best Poetic Humor at the Cannes film Festival in 1955.