The Countess from Podskalí

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1925

Production year

1925

Premiere

5 March 1926

Runtime

83 min

Director

Karel Lamač

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Film state

lost film

Original title

Hraběnka z Podskalí

Czech title

Hraběnka z Podskalí

English title

The Countess from Podskalí

Synopsis

The publican Štětina, layabout Joza and photographer Lambert have a counterfeiting workshop in Podskalí. The count Victor has fallen in love with Štětina's daughter Liduška but Joza also wants to win her favour, forcing the publican to arrange a wedding. The deperate Liduška has informed the police that Joza is a counterfeiter and the three criminals are imprisoned. Lambert's companion Anna finds herself in the streets and the forester Fiala helps her out of her helpless situation. Liduška marries Viktor, despite protests from the old countess After his release from prison Lambert goes to see Anna who has married Fiala in the meantime. When she describes to him how kindly Fiala treated her, Lambert, moved by the story, admits that she has made the right decision. Štětina and Joza hurry to the castle to visit Liduška but the countess does not admit them and Liduška has to leave with her father. They go to Fiala. The countess makes for the forester's to prove to Viktor that his wife is only interested in his money. She offers Liduška a considerable sum and asks her to give Viktor up. Liduška does not accept the offer and the countess finally reconciles with her. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Note

The film materials are believed lost.

Cast

Theodor Pištěk

hostinský Štětina

Anny Ondráková

hostinského dcera Liduška

Vladimír Majer

podskalský povaleč Joza

Karel Lamač

hrabě Viktor z Renné

Jan W. Speerger

fotograf Lambert

Mary Jansová

Lambertova družka Anna Salfická

Ferdinand Kaňkovský

učitel hudby Lukáš

Ladislav Desenský

lesník Fiala

Emilie Nitschová

Viktorova matka Eleonora z Renné

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Lamač

Based on

Alois Koldinský (Hraběnka z Podskalí – divadelní hra)

Director of Photography

Otto Heller

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Production info

Original Title

Hraběnka z Podskalí

Czech Title

Hraběnka z Podskalí

English Title

The Countess from Podskalí

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Film state

lost film

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1925

Production Year

1925

Premiere

premiere 5 March 1926 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Orient /1 týden/, Radio /1 týden/ a Světozor /2 týdny/, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Kinema

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

83 min

Original length in metres

2 350 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