The House of Lost Hapiness

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Dům ztraceného štěstí

Runtime

95

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1927

Production year

1927

Premiere

03.02.1928

Language version

Czech

Director

Josef Rovenský

Screenplay

Martin Frič, Josef Rovenský

Synopsis

Ludmila Tarantová accused by her maid Francina of the murder of her husband and unjustly condemned to twenty years imprisonment is praying in a prison chapel. Ludmila is released after fifteen years and she goes back to her village. Under a different name she starts to work as a housekeeper for the brother of her dead husband who is bringing up her children - Eliška and Blažej. No one recognises Ludmila after such a long time and Blažej behaves badly towards the new "housekeeper". The dying servant Francina confesses to forging a deceitful testimony against Ludmila and the village priest tells Tarant, that his housekeeper was his brother's wife. Eliška and Blažej are glad that they have found their mother and Tarant soon asks Ludmila to be his wife.

Note

At the beginning of the first reel is a symbolic image of Man – the Law.

Cast

Jan W. Speerger

lesník Karel Tarant/Ludmilin syn Blažej

Suzanne Marwille

Karlova žena Ludmila

Josef Rovenský

Karlův bratr

Ella Nollová

služka a Karlova milenka Francina

Joe Jenčík

adjunkt Mejzlík

Karel Fiala

farář

Karel Noll

dědeček Cibiš

Anita Janová

Ludmilina dcera Eliška

Martin Frič

poručík Vrtěl, Eliščin nápadník

Věra Hlavatá

Tonička

Jiří Hron

Toniččin ženich Jiří

Robert Ford

prokurátor

Karel Schleichert

předseda soudu

Josef Oliak

porotce

Jindřich Edl

obhájce

Karel Veselý

obhájce

Josef Kobík

četník

Rudolf Stahl

četník

Jindra Štěpánek

dítě

Roza Schlesingerová

divačka u soudu

Crew and creators

Based on

Bohumil Zahradník-Brodský (Dům ztraceného štěstí – román)

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Set Designer

Martin Frič

Production info

Original Title

Dům ztraceného štěstí

English Title

The House of Lost Hapiness

Copyright

1927

Production Year

1927

Premiere

03.02.1928

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Degl a spol.

Technical info

Versions

Czech