Magdalena

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Magdalena

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1920

Production year

1920

Premiere

10.11.1921

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladimír Majer

Synopsis

Jiří meets Lucie in a house of ill fame and she confides in him about her life. Her father, a drunkard, had sent her to the brothel with the intention that she would be earning the money to keep him. Jiří takes pity on Lucie and brings her home to his aunt. There she is visited by her drunk father. Jiří, wanting to be rid of him, gives him some money but, before long, all of the high society of the town have heard about Lucie's past. Lucie becomes friends with a sick friend of Jiří named Rudolf Žák. Jiří undergoes a dramatic change. He runs as a candidate for Parliament and Lucie is a hindrance to his career. He warns her that society will never accept her or allow her to start a new life. Rudolf dies and after the funeral Lucie meets her drunken father for the last time at the cemetery gates. Disillusioned with life, she contemplates suicide and finally, she returns to the brothel. Her father dies in a ditch by the road.

Note

The original music for this film was composed by Karel Weis.

Cast

Jaroslav Vojta

otec Lucie

Karel Lamač

Jiří

Saša Dobrovolná

Jiřího teta

Theodor Pištěk

Jiřího přítel

Jaroslav Vávra

Jiřího přítel

Rudolf Žák

Jiřího nemocný přítel

František Roland

vydavatel časopisu Volný občan dr. Valášek

Betty Kysilková

paní purkmistrová

Josef Hořánek

nápadník paní purkmistrové

Karel Schleichert

šéf obchodu

Marie Jelínková

zákaznice

Eduard Šimáček

milenec dcery pana berního

Antonín Marek

městský strážník Kavka

Rudolf Myzet

básník

Václav Vydra st.

host v nevěstinci

Václav Vydra ml.

mladík bez peněz v nevěstinci

Josef Waltner

host v nevěstinci

Adolf Dobrovolný

účastník výletu

Anna Švarcová

účastnice výletu

Marie Schleichertová

účastnice výletu

Ludmila Innemannová

účastnice výletu

Pavla Šolcová

účastnice výletu

Vilém Weiss

hostinský

Ferry Seidl

podomek

Crew and creators

Based on

Josef Svatopluk Machar (Magdalena – veršovaný román)

Second Unit Photography

Jaroslav Fischer

Production Designer

Bohuslav Šula

Music

Music Composed by

Karel Weis

Production info

Original Title

Magdalena

English Title

Magdalena

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1920

Production Year

1920

Premiere

10.11.1921

Production

Lloydfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lloydfilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech