Eva's Daughters / Prince from the Street

Country

Czechoslovakia, Germany

Copyright

1928

Production year

1928

Premiere

6 April 1928

Runtime

82 min

Director

Karel Lamač

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Dcery Eviny

Czech title

Dcery Eviny

English title

Eva's Daughters / Prince from the Street

Parallel Title

Princ z ulice / Evas Töchter / Das Paradies von Heute

Synopsis

Artist Rudolf Romain who is betrothed to Maria Santová, falls in love with the dancer Nina Lavalová. She is also loved by the young baron Hanuš Stetten. His sister, however, does not wish this love to come to fruition and therefore tries to prove to her brother that the dancer has other lovers. Nina wishes to escape from this unpleasant situation and so she goes off to the sea with Rudolf. The detective, hired by Hanuš's sister, finds them and sends compromising photographs to Prague. The jealous Hanuš, after an emotional encounter, forces Nina to come home. Nina discovers that Rudolf's mother has fallen ill since Rudolf has left Maria. She realises that she is not suitable as Rudolf's wife and she persuades the artist to go back to Maria. She is herself resigned to her fate and accepts an offer of marriage to the baron Bihl who has courted her for long time. (According to a description of the time)

Note

The original story by Jan S. Kolár, entitled "Prince from the Street" was reworked by the German screenwriter Helmuth Ortmann to such a degree that Jan S. Kolár refused to be presented as the author of the story. National film archive received an 8mm copy in the English version K-A 298,8 m. In Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv Berlin has survived a unique 35mm copy K-N 1330,0 m.

Cast

Anny Ondráková

tanečnice Nina Lavalová

Karel Lamač

malíř Rudolf Romain

Máňa Ženíšková

Marie Santová, Romainova snoubenka

Wolfgang Zilzer

baron Hanuš Stetten

Štefica Vidačić

Edita, Stettenova sestra

Theodor Pištěk

baron Bihl/epizoda tuláka

Albert Paulig

detektiv Harry Pilka

Václav Srb

tulák

Uli Tridenskaja

Rudolfova matka

Friedel Seiler

rybářská dcera

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Lamač

Assistant Director

Jacques Béranger

Screenstory

Jan S. Kolár

Screenplay

Helmuth Ortmann, Charlie Roellinghoff (mezititulky)

Production Designer

Hanuš Gödert, Victor Trivas

Production info

Original Title

Dcery Eviny

English Title

Eva's Daughters / Prince from the Street

Parallel Title

Princ z ulice / Evas Töchter / Das Paradies von Heute

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia, Germany

Copyright

1928

Production Year

1928

Premiere

6 April 1928

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Degl a spol.

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

82 min

Versions

Czech