The Wedding Night's Gift / Loves – Passions – Betrayals

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Dar svatební noci

Runtime

95

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production year

1926

Premiere

21.05.1926

Language version

Czech

Director

Oldřich Kmínek

Screenplay

Karel Rožek

Synopsis

Doctor Milan Jesenský takes his bride Věra to the Krkonoše district where he is the local doctor. Věra persuades him, on their wedding night, not to go to visit the patient who lives alone. In the morning, however, the doctor discovers that that woman has died alone in the night during childbirth and he manages to save only the newborn baby. Milan wants to adopt the child but Věra refuses and their relationship becomes strained. Věra begins to visit Prague frequently to see her old mother. During one of these visits, she makes the acquaintance of baron Oskar Winterberg who charms her. A year passes and Věra's relationship with the baron continues. Milan accidently finds out about Věra's romance during one of his visits to Prague. He seeks out the baron, finds Věra naked in his house and, utterly defeated, he decides to give his wife her freedom. Věra soon finds out, however, that the baron has other lovers and she leaves him. It is Christmas Eve. The lonely Věra returns to the Krkonoše mountains and Milan forgives her as they stand together by the Christmas tree.

Cast

Jan W. Speerger

MUDr. Milan Jesenský

Hermína Rydrychová

Jesenského žena Věra

Saša Dobrovolná

Věřina matka

Jindřich Lhoták

baron Oskar Winterberg, Věřin milenec

Antonie Nedošinská

stará Hrášková

L. H. Struna

dřevorubec/cikán

Božena Kazdová

tanečnice

Crew and creators

Based on

Karel Rožek (Lásky, vášně, zrady – novela)

Screenplay

Karel Rožek

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Dar svatební noci

English Title

The Wedding Night's Gift / Loves – Passions – Betrayals

Parallel Title

Lásky-vášně-zrady

Copyright

1926

Production Year

1926

Premiere

21.05.1926

Production

Karel Špelina

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

La Tricolore

Technical info

Versions

Czech