The Lady From the Bar

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1924

Production year

1924

Premiere

1 April 1925

Runtime

91 min

Director

Hans Otto

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Dáma z baru

Czech title

Dáma z baru

English title

The Lady From the Bar

Synopsis

The elderly wealthy man Kwiatowski spends his evenings in the bar where he worships the beautiful Manon. She, however, has fallen in love with the naive Mario, an occasional visitor to the bar who impresses Manon with his refined behaviour. She marries him but soon she is bored by domestic life. She begins to frequent the bar once more where Kwiatkowski showers attention on her. Mario discovers that the money Manon has is not from her rich aunt in Lvov, as Manon had claimed. The aunt comes unexpectedly to visit Manon's husband and Mario sees that she is very poor. Manon, after a struggle with her conscience, decides to break from the past and she leaves the bar forever. But it is too late. Mario had, in the past, tried to acquire money through embezzlement and now he had been discovered. The young man shoots himself in his despair.

Note

In agreement with the German producer, one part of the German film Moderne Ehen (Sins within Marriage) was made in a Czech production with Czech actors. In 1930 the film was presented once more as an independent short film Lady from the Bar.

Cast

Suzanne Marwille

bardáma Manon

Karel Lamač

bankovní úředník Mario Zeman

Theodor Pištěk

boháč Kwiatowský

Mario Karas

Jiří Borský, Mariův přítel

Joe Jenčík

Manonin bratr Ferry

Karel Veselý (herec)

člen vyšetřovací komise

Saša Dobrovolná

Manonina teta

Bonda Szynglarski

číšník

Ella Hrabánková

dítě - tanečnice

Jan W. Speerger

návštěvník baru

Crew and creators

Director

Hans Otto

Screenstory

Hans Otto

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Dáma z baru

English Title

The Lady From the Bar

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1924

Production Year

1924

Premiere

1 April 1925

Production

Josef Kokeisl

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Josef Kokeisl

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

91 min

Versions

Czech