The Seed of Love / Love Blossoms at Any Age

melodrama

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Pramen lásky

Runtime

99 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1928

Production year

1928

Premiere

10.05.1929

Language version

Czech

Director

Josef Kokeisl

Synopsis

Eliška, at the wish of her parents, marries a wealthy businessman. When she becomes widowed, she fondly remembers her first love, Jiří Světlý who, disillusioned by her marriage to the factory owner, had left for America and assumed the name George Light. Eliška has a weak heart and she goes with her niece Helenka to a sanatorium in Poděbrady. There the student Jiří Světlý falls in love with Helenka and Eliška has to deter the advances of the wealthy businessman Bumbrlíček and the comical professor Laťka. George Light also appears in Poděbrady with a group of Czech-Americans. He seeks out Eliška and asks for her hand in marriage. At the same time he asks for Helenka's hand for Jiří Světlý, who is, in fact George's nephew.

Note

The film contains documentary shots of mineral water being bottled in a factory. The film itself was made with the support of the Poděbrady spa and its simple plot promotes spa treatments. Only part of the film has survived.

Cast

Mary Jansová

Eliška

Zdena Listová

Eliščina neteř Helenka

Roman Roda-Růžička

student PhC. Jiří Světlý

Otto Zahrádka

Čechoameričan George Light

Jindřich Plachta

profesor Jeremiáš Laťka

Josef Šváb-Malostranský

velkoobchodník Emanuel Bumbrlíček

Milka Balek-Brodská

továrníkova hospodyně Fifi Kobližková

Jiřina Sengrová

pokojská v hotelu

Vendelín Buk

majitel krejčovského salonu Kazimír Koukal

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Karel Driml

Screenplay

Karel Driml

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Pramen lásky

English Title

The Seed of Love / Love Blossoms at Any Age

Parallel Title

Láska kvete v každém věku

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1928

Production Year

1928

Premiere

10.05.1929

Production

Josef Kokeisl

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Josef Kokeisl

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

99 min

Versions

Czech