Fateful Nights

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Osudné noci

Runtime

83

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1928

Production year

1928

Premiere

03.05.1929

Language version

Czech

Director

Josef Medeotti-Boháč

Screenplay

Walter Hauff

Synopsis

An attic room becomes a revue stage. From a match-girl a star is born. Another girl, who worked in a brothel, becomes the wife of a millionaire. These are the fates which unfold in a colourful drama. Hear what Gina Biani says of these three fateful nights which changed her whole life: "I lived a miserable existence with a drunken man who sold me to a house of ill-fame, I became the wife of a millionaire who left me. I excelled on the stage which means the whole world to me, so that I would then be struck by the bullit of a scoundrel from whose clutches I was wrenched. Now I am the happiest woman in the world." (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Cast

Jan W. Speerger

majitel veřejného domu Plant

Josef Rovenský

opilec Ferrari

Kitty Barling

opilcova svěřenka Gina

Božena Svobodová

paní Steplerová

Theodor Pištěk

návštěvník salónu

Jan S. Kolár

komisař

Walter Slezak

kapelník Bellini

Hugh Douglas

Hertha von Walther

Crew and creators

Based on

Walter Hauff (Vražda primadony – román)

Screenplay

Walter Hauff

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Osudné noci

English Title

Fateful Nights

Copyright

1928

Production Year

1928

Premiere

03.05.1929

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lloydfilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech