Over the Chasm

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production year

1921

Premiere

3 March 1922

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

feature

Original title

Nad propastí

Czech title

Nad propastí

English title

Over the Chasm

Synopsis

Nelly Brunerová would be glad to marry her lover Vronský after her divorce, However, according to the law; she has to wait one year. On a trip to the Krkonoše Mountains Nelly begins to flirt with Renet, a friend of Vronský. Vronský then closes his life insurance policy and determines to put Nelly's love to the test. He sets out on a mountain climb and fakes a fall which supposedly results in his death. His body is never recovered and therefore Nelly has a legitimate claim to payment from the insurance policy only after one year. For the time being Nelly and Renet lead an extravagant life together. Renet falls into debt and perpetrates a fraud. Nelly refuses to help him out of his precarious situation. One day, to his great surprise, Renet meets Vronský, who helps him to settle his debts. On the anniversary of Vronský's death Nelly receives a copy of the will in which Vronský has bequeathed her only a piece of good advice - that she should change her way of life. Nelly tries in vain to win Vronský back. He is for her, lost, like her respectable life.

Cast

Vladimír Majer

dr. Karel Vronský

Eduard Blažek

bankovní disponent Renet, Karlův přítel

Růžena Šlemrová

Nelly Brunnerová

Hanuš Folkman

majitel hutí Pavel Berger

Jerzy Pawikowski

sluha Vronského

František Kudláček

horal Ondřej Pastejřík

Vojtěch Záhořík

úředník pojišťovny

Luigi Hofman

ředitel banky

Jan W. Speerger

notář/ďábel

Jindřich Edl

bankovní revizor

Karel René Moláček

host na večírku u Nelly

Luďa Borská

Zuzka, Pastejříkova dcera

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Quido E. Kujal

Screenplay

Quido E. Kujal

Production Designer

Bohuslav Šula

Production info

Original Title

Nad propastí

English Title

Over the Chasm

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production Year

1921

Premiere

3 March 1922

Production

Thespis

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Chicago-Film

Technical info

Versions

Czech