Her Prince / The Orphan

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1927

Production year

1927

Premiere

9 March 1928

Runtime

73 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Její princ

Czech title

Její princ

English title

Her Prince / The Orphan

Parallel Title

Sirotek

Synopsis

Jiřina, a factory clerk, refuses the amorous advances of her friend Pavel since they are both too poor to start a family. Jiřina tells Pavel that he would be better off courting her hard-working sister Marie. Jiřina, however, cannot endure the burden of poverty and she leaves for the city while Pavel transfers his affections to Marie. After years Jiřina works as a secretary to Jičínský, the factory owner. During this time, Maria has given Pavel a daughter. Marie, however, is struck by an insidious disease and Pavel is wounded at work in the factory. Jičínský asks Jiřina to marry him and offers her all his worldly belongings. Jiřina does not know that her sister has died. After Marie's death, Pavel lives with his little daughter and his father-in-law. They are very poor, however, and Pavel has to give up his daughter into the care of the malicious neighbour and put his father-in-law into a poorhouse. Then he goes out into the world to try to find some happiness. When Pavel returns with the wealth he has acquired, he marries Jiřina who in the meantime became a widow.

Note

Facts about the film were confirmed during a consultation with Ada Pellová-Czivišová and her family at the Film Archive on the January 27th, 1978. The print kept at the Film Archive, however, does not contain autenthic shots from the theatre Říše loutek (Puppet Empire). (J. S. Kolár – M. Frída: Československý němý film 1989–1930 / J. S. Kolár – M. Frída: Czechoslovak silent film 1989–1930). In the year 2011 the film was reconstructed by National Film Archive.

Cast

Antonín Marek

dědeček

Ada Pellová-Czivišová

vnučka Marie/vnučka Jiřina

Milli Czivišová

Mariina dcera Hanička

V. Ch. Vladimírov

dělník Pavel Horský

Theodor Pištěk

továrník Jičínský

Václav Žichovský

notář u továrníka Jičínského

A. Arazím

stařec z chudobince

Marie Menginová

hospodyně

Josef Miller

lékař

Fridrichová

sousedka

Špitálská

panímáma

Crew and creators

Screenstory

František Klika

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Production info

Original Title

Její princ

English Title

Her Prince / The Orphan

Parallel Title

Sirotek

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1927

Production Year

1927

Premiere

9 March 1928

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Bavafilm

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

73 min

Versions

Czech