Yorick's Skull

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1919

Production year

1919

Premiere

28 September 1924

Director

Miloš Nový

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

feature

Original title

Yorickova lebka

Czech title

Yorickova lebka

English title

Yorick's Skull

Synopsis

A drama about a famous actor who, while studying the role of Hamlet, begins to think that Yorick's skull is that of his one-time friend and rival in love; this suggestion excites him so much so that he becomes ill. After his seemingly successful recovery in a santorium, he again returns to work. During a performance of Othello his psychological illness returns and, before the audience's very eyes, he strangles his wife, who is playing Desdemona. (According to an article appearing in the press at the time the film was made.)

Note

The film materials are believed lost.

Cast

Miloš Nový

tragéd Loris Relský

Eva Vrchlická

Eva Relská

Eduard Kohout

malíř Roman Hajský

Alexander Třebovský

psychiatr MUDr. Klár

Karel Váňa

rekvizitář divadla

Crew and creators

Director

Miloš Nový

Production Designer

Karel Štapfer

Production info

Original Title

Yorickova lebka

English Title

Yorick's Skull

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1919

Production Year

1919

Premiere

28 September 1924

Production

Excelsior

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Excelsior

Technical info

Versions

Czech