The Eccentric's Will

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1923

Production year

1923

Premiere

22 February 1924

Director

Zet Molas

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

feature

Original title

Závěť podivínova

Czech title

Závěť podivínova

English title

The Eccentric's Will

Synopsis

Student Jindřich Bukovský has inherited an old castle from his eccentric uncle. During his first visit to the castle and its romantic surroundings, he meets the village girl Drahuška whose grandmother was the original owner of the castle but it was taken away from her by Jindřich's uncle. The student, in his attempts to make amends, offers for Drahuška and her grandmother to move back into the castle again. The cunning actress Lilly, however, wants to lay her hands on Jindřich's property. She tries to get rid of Drahuška but when she does not succeed and when she realises that Jindřich really loves this simple girl, she gives up. Drahuška then discovers that, according to a secret appendix to the uncle's will, she has also inherited a substantial amount of property and she then marries her beloved Jindřich.

Note

The film materials are believed lost.

Cast

Zdena Kavková

herečka Lilly Tawerová

Vladimír Novotný

Jindřich Bukovský

Marie Černá

Drahuška

Tommy Falley-Novotný

Drahuščin bratr Toník

Alois Charvát

zahradník

Vojtěch Záhořík

Jindřichův strýc Robert Velecký

Rudolf Stahl

příbuzný

Crew and creators

Director

Zet Molas

Screenstory

Zet Molas

Screenplay

Zet Molas

Production Designer

Hans Ritschel

Production info

Original Title

Závěť podivínova

English Title

The Eccentric's Will

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1923

Production Year

1923

Premiere

22 February 1924

Production

Jupiter

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Jupiter

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Revue

Zet Molas

Zet Molas was born 120 years ago. She was a pioneer of Czech film critique, screenwriter, actress and director. In her w...