Love is Torment

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Láska je utrpením

Runtime

33

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1919

Production year

1919

Premiere

03.10.1919

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladimír Slavínský, Přemysl Pražský

Screenplay

Vladimír Slavínský, Přemysl Pražský

Screenstory

Vladimír Slavínský, Přemysl Pražský

Synopsis

The love affair between the celebrated actor Milan Dumavský and his colleague Olga is disrupted by the young and capricious Zora. Olga does not fight for her love even though she is expecting Milan's child. She leaves for the country where she gives birth to a son. Milan is initially happy in his marriage to Zora but due to her extravagance he soon runs out of money. However, Zora refuses to give up her luxurious lifestyle. In order to earn some money Milan accepts an offer from a film company: his task is to climb up the look-out tower on Petřín Hill. He successfully completes the ascent but on the way back down he falls. Following the fall he suffers from severe shock, he loses the ability to speak and shows no response to his environment. Zora does not want to take care of him and so divorces him and marries his friend. Olga finds out about Milan's misfortune in the press and goes to look for him in a sanatorium. The doctor confides in her that there may be a way to rescue Milan by giving him another shock. Olga, who is still in love with Milan, sets her mind to this bold task and before his very eyes she jumps from the same look-out tower. Milan suddenly remembers everything. Fortunately Olga is not killed in the fall and thus they are able to be together to start a new life with their son.

Note

During filming actor Vladimír Slavínský really did climb the iron structure to the top of the Petřín look-out tower. The film was sold abroad, including the United States.

Cast

Anna Iblová

herečka Olga Mladena

Nina Laušmanová

Zorka Nestorová, dcera finančníka

Karel Schleichert

finančník Gustav Nestor

Vladimír Slavínský

herec Milan Dumavský

Přemysl Pražský

Milanův přítel Radovan Rodmann

Béďa Pražský

syn Dumavského

Marie Schleichertová

bába

Production info

Original Title

Láska je utrpením

English Title

Love is Torment

Copyright

1919

Production Year

1919

Premiere

03.10.1919

Production

Poja Film

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Biorama

Technical info

Versions

Czech