Love Led Them Through Life

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1928

Production year

1928

Premiere

28 November 1928

Runtime

90 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Životem vedla je láska

Czech title

Životem vedla je láska

English title

Love Led Them Through Life

Synopsis

Helena and Tonička have come to Prague to find happiness. Helena acquires the position of secretary for the banker Petr Ledenka, Tonička works as a cleaning lady. Petr falls in love with Helena and Tonička befriends a coporal. Helena is expecting a baby but the War begins and Petr has to join up. He entrusts his company with his friend Vilém Resler and he leaves for the front. Helena keeps her motherhood a secret so that she doesn't lose her job. Tonička looks after her daughter Evička. Tonička is knocked down by a car and an old accordion player takes in the child. Helena searches in vain for Evička. She leaves Resler, who had tried to seduce her, and goes to work in an orphage. The adolescent Eva befriends the news vendor Frantík and demonstrates her love by giving him a ring with a monogram inscribed on it which she had received from her mother when she was a child. Helena, quite by chance, recognises the ring and goes with Petr to look for Eva. The accordion player who had brought up their daughter is finally welcomed into their home.

Cast

Suzanne Marwille

Helena Šimková

Jan W. Speerger

bankéř Petr Ledenka

Robert Ford

Ledenkův společník Vilém Resler

Anita Janová

Tonička Svátková, Helenina přítelkyně

Josef Rovenský

harmonikář děda Kuděj

Václav Pecián

kaprál Brousek, Toniččin milý

Máňa Ženíšková

Helenina dcera Evička

Jaro Hykman

kamelot Frantík, Eviččin milý

Jiří Hron

voják s mlékem

Emilie Nitschová

paní domácí

Hermína Vojtová

Toniččina sousedka

Jaroslav Vávra

rekrut

Anna Opplová

matka rekruta

Rudolf Stahl

druhý rekrut

Vladimír Smíchovský

majitel půjčovny loděk

Helena Zmatlíková

děvčátko u dědy Kuděje

Mario Karas

muž v buřince

Antonín Šolc

muž v davu u vyhlášky

Luigi Hofman

smekající muž v davu

Crew and creators

Based on

Bohumil Zahradník-Brodský (Životem vedla je láska – román)

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Production info

Original Title

Životem vedla je láska

English Title

Love Led Them Through Life

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1928

Production Year

1928

Premiere

28 November 1928

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Degl a spol.

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

90 min

Versions

Czech