The Tramp's Heart / The Story of a Ward

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Tulákovo srdce

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1922

Production year

1922

Language version

Czech

Director

Jan W. Speerger, Josef Rovenský

Screenplay

Václav Wasserman

Screenstory

Václav Wasserman

Synopsis

Tomáš the tramp is released from prison in the spring and he makes for his native village. There he meets the puppeteer Kopecký and his ward Anička. The village belongs to the estate of count Svarovský. Ferry, the nephew of the estate administrator Bender comes in his stead to visit the village and flirts with Eva, Svarovský's wife. Anička, who is being courted by Bender, has fallen in love with the footman Rudolf; the latter, however, is shot. Bender notices the little medallion Anička wears round her neck and sees that she is, in fact, the lost daughter of count Svarovský. The puppeteer confirms this fact just before he dies. The count, not knowing that Anička is his daughter, takes her into his home. The girl, however, wants to escape from this region. As she goes to visit the puppeteer's grave, she is followed by Bender who accidentally falls down a ravine. Anička, exhausted and tormented, also dies. When Tomáš comes to see the count who is distressed that his wife has run off with Ferry, he cannot bring himself to tell the latter of his daughter's death. Tomáš leaves the village and throws Anička's medallion into the lake.

Note

In 1932 the film was submitted to the censors with the title Osudy schovanky (The Story of a Ward).

Cast

Josef Rovenský

tulák Tomáš

Karel Fiala

majitel panství hrabě Svarovský

Božena Důrasová

Svarovského žena Eva

Otto Zahrádka

správce Bender

Ferry Filip

Benderův synovec poručík Ferry

Jan W. Speerger

komorník Rudolf

František Kudláček

starosta obce

Karel Noll

loutkář Kopecký

Hana Jenčíková

Kopeckého schovanka Anička

Crew and creators

Production info

Original Title

Tulákovo srdce

English Title

The Tramp's Heart / The Story of a Ward

Parallel Title

Osudy schovanky

Copyright

1922

Production Year

1922

Production

Ikaros-film

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Svetofilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech