The Love Song / Their Song of Love

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1919

Production year

1919

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

feature

Original title

Píseň lásky

Czech title

Píseň lásky

English title

The Love Song / Their Song of Love

Parallel Title

Jejich píseň lásky

Synopsis

A daughter of a forester from the Sumava mountains is married off to a banker whom she does not love; he, in turn, does not show any understanding for family life. The disillusioned wife falls in love with the banker's nephew, a virtuoso on the violin with whom she plays duets. The envious and jealous banker's sister betrays their love and the nephew is driven out of the house. The banker's wife goes to live with her parents where her lover arrives in search of her. The banker, who has also paid his wife a visit, sees his nephew at her feet and, in a fit of jealousy, smashes his violin. The young woman's heart breaks in her passion and unhappy love. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Note

The film became famous for the illustrious presence of Bohumil Benoni, principal opera singer at the National Theatre. The film materials are believed lost.

Cast

Ferry Majerová

dcera lesníka ze Šumavy

Jožka Schneider

houslový virtuos

Bohumil Benoni

manžel lesníkovy dcery, bankéř

Milada Gampeová

bankéřova sestra

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Vladimír Majer

Screenplay

Vladimír Majer

Production Designer

František Josef Leopold

Production info

Original Title

Píseň lásky

English Title

The Love Song / Their Song of Love

Parallel Title

Jejich píseň lásky

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1919

Production Year

1919

Production

Pragafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Kinema

Technical info

Versions

Czech