The Torn Photograph

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production year

1921

Premiere

31 December 1921

Runtime

27 min

Category

film

Genre

burlesque

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionshort

Original title

Roztržené foto

Czech title

Roztržené foto

English title

The Torn Photograph

Synopsis

Four weary old bachelors are driving back from a party. They fall asleep on the divan and they dream that fairies are dancing around them - a symbol of nuptials. In the morning, however, they swear that they will never marry. Hardly a year goes by and one of them, engineer Hanč, breaks his promise. He gets an invitation to another bachelors' party and he tries to hide it from his wife Běla. Běla finds out the real reason for his departure and she drives by car to the hotel where the party is being held and arrives before he does. She rents out the room next door and she sees the four friends together; she also notices her husband take off his wedding ring. At midnight Běla pretends that she has been attacked and she runs out of her room. Everyone starts searching her room and they suddenly find her photograph with her head torn off. In the morning Hanč finds the rest of the photograph. He realises he has been found out and he goes to see her in her room.

Cast

Theodor Pištěk

ing. Lubor Hanč

Nataša Cyganková

Hančova žena Běla

Josef Rovenský

Richard Dostál, Hančův přítel

Rudolf Myzet

Maria Klos, Hančův přítel

František Beranský

Váša Palec, Hančův přítel

Josef Šváb-Malostranský

Hančův sluha/vrátný v hotelu

Jan W. Speerger

číšník v hotelu

Karel Noll

profesor Přástevník

Alois Katz-Bouny

tlustý muž v hotelu

Betty Kysilková

tlustá žena v hotelu

Karel Schleichert

starý záletník v hotelu

Marie Veselá

domovnice

František Kudláček

venkovan s dýmkou

Josef Šula

hotelový host

František Mecera

pikolík

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jan S. Kolár

Screenplay

Jan S. Kolár

Director of Photography

Otto Heller

Production Designer

Bohuslav Šula

Production info

Original Title

Roztržené foto

Czech Title

Roztržené foto

English Title

The Torn Photograph

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

burlesque

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production Year

1921

Premiere

premiere 31 December 1921 /unsuitable for youths/ (kino Lucerna, Praha)

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Vinohrady

Distribution

AB

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

27 min

Original length in metres

650 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,33

Colour

black & white

Sound

silent

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

without dialogue

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Intertitles languages

Czech

Opening/End credits languages

Czech