Man Without a Heart

adventure

Typology

feature

Czech title

Muž bez srdce

Country

Czechoslovakia, Germany

Copyright

1923

Production year

1923

Premiere

26.10.1923

Language version

Czech

Director

Josef Horňák, Franz W. Koebner

Synopsis

Orphan Doris, is married to prince Edgar. But the marriage is so unbearable for her that she runs away. She becomes a companion of the celebrated dancer, Diana and under the pseudonym of Jenny Smith, goes with Diana to the Spa. There she falls in love with Roger Lynn. Money is stolen from the spa casino and the culprit is thought to be the unknown adventurer who goes by the name of Dr. Faust. Diana leaves for a holiday after an argument with Roger, but Roger follows her. When she returns, both she and Roger are invited to dinner at the home of Diana's lover, Lord Connaught. Diana once again tries to seduce Roger but his heart belongs to Jenny. During the night, Connaught is murdered and the jealous Diana accuses Roger of the murder. Roger escapes the police, however, he confesses to his beloved Jenny that he is, in fact, Dr. Faust. He then single-handedly uncovers the identity of the real murderers. They are the henchmen of prince Edgar. One of them forces Jenny to return home. Roger tracks her down. It becomes apparent that the child which has been born in the meantime, is his. Edgar flees with the child and during the escape he drowns. Fortunately, the child is rescued. Doris, who no longer has to hide behind the name Jenny, can now live happily with Roger. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Cast

Karel Lamač

princ Edgar z Georgie

Anny Ondráková

Mrs. Vandergoldová

Theodor Pištěk

princův adjutant

Luigi Serventi

lupič-gentleman Roger Lynne

Lotte Neumann

princezna Doris alias Jenny Smithová

Bronislava Livia

tanečnice Diana de Vinces

Luigi Hofman

komorník

Jan van Heulsen

Lord Connaught

Marie Procházková-Malá

představená sirotčince

Roman Tuma

Jonny

Hans Junkermann

policejní komisař Lebrun

Leo Hieber

princův přítel

Karl Grünwald

princův přítel

Georg Baselt

vrátný v hotelu

Valerie Jones

výstřední Američanka

Karla Nagelschmidt

princátko

Eva Durer

komorná

Crew and creators

Based on

Ernst Klein (Muž bez srdce – román)

Screenplay

Jan Reiter

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Production info

Original Title

Muž bez srdce

English Title

Man Without a Heart

Parallel Title

Der Mann ohne Herz

Copyright

1923

Production Year

1923

Premiere

26.10.1923

Production

Moldavia

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Moldavia

Technical info

Versions

Czech