The Countess from Podskalí

comedy

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Hraběnka z Podskalí

Runtime

83 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1925

Production year

1925

Premiere

05.03.1926

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Lamač

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.)

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)

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Production info

Original Title

Hraběnka z Podskalí

English Title

The Countess from Podskalí

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1925

Production Year

1925

Premiere

05.03.1926

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Kinema

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

83 min

Versions

Czech