The House of Lost Hapiness

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1927

Production year

1927

Premiere

3 February 1928

Runtime

95 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Dům ztraceného štěstí

Czech title

Dům ztraceného štěstí

English title

The House of Lost Hapiness

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 Noll

dědeček Cibiš

Anita Janová

Ludmilina dcera Eliška

Martin Frič

poručík Vrtěl, Eliščin nápadník

Jiří Hron

Toniččin ženich Jiří

Robert Ford

prokurátor

Karel Schleichert

předseda soudu

Josef Kobík

četník

Rudolf Stahl

četník

Jindra Štěpánek

dítě

Roza Schlesingerová

divačka u soudu

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Rudolf Stahl

Based on

Bohumil Zahradník-Brodský (Dům ztraceného štěstí – román)

Director of Photography

Karel Degl

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Set Designer

Martin Frič

Make-Up Artist

Josef Kobík

Cooperation

Jan Roth (vrchní osvětlovač)

Production info

Original Title

Dům ztraceného štěstí

Czech Title

Dům ztraceného štěstí

English Title

The House of Lost Hapiness

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1927

Production Year

1927

Premiere

premiere 3 February 1928 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Avion, Radio a Světozor, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Degl a spol.

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

95 min

Original length in metres

2 700 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