The Girl from the Tobacco Factory

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Děvče z tabákové továrny

Runtime

94

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1928

Production year

1928

Premiere

11.01.1929

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Kubásek

Synopsis

Knife-grinder Rabas and his wife behave to their ward Eva as if she were a servant. They send her to work in a tobacco factory where all the other girls hate her for her diligence. Furthermore, Mrs. Rabas wants to give her to the fairy swings owner Tomy. In despair, Eva puts a plea for help into a box of cigars. This plea is read by two brothers from the estate of Vysoká - Anatol Roden and his brother Pavel. They decide to go to see the girl, Anatol is to play the role of her admirer and Pavel is his secretary. Eva has lost her job in the meantime and when she comes across Pavel by chance, she goes off with him to Vysoká. She falls in love with Pavel and her feelings are returned. Eva feels a certain obligation to Anatol but when she overhears a conversation between the two, she realises that they are brothers, that they deceived her and she decides to punish them. She continues to urge Anatol to marry her so that the brothers have to tell her the truth. Eva then forgives them and confesses her love for Pavel.

Cast

Marie Černá

sirotek Eva

Filip Balek-Brodský

Evin pěstoun, brusič Matěj Rabas

Milka Balek-Brodská

Rabasova žena

Eduard Kohout

Anatol Roden, pán na Vysoké

Pavel Trojan

Anatolův bratr Pavel

Joe Jenčík

houpačkář Tomy

Jindřich Plachta

sluha Luis

Adolf Nettl

komorník

Jan Richter

starosta obce

Helena Montanelli

Anatolova snoubenka Lili

Marie Polanová

společnice na panství Vysoká

Crew and creators

Based on

Otomar Schäfer (Děvče z tabákové továrny – román)

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Production info

Original Title

Děvče z tabákové továrny

English Title

The Girl from the Tobacco Factory

Copyright

1928

Production Year

1928

Premiere

11.01.1929

Production

Poja Film

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Karel Votruba

Technical info

Versions

Czech