The Abortionist

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1929

Production year

1929

Premiere

31 January 1930

Runtime

82 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Andělíčkářka

Czech title

Andělíčkářka

English title

The Abortionist

Synopsis

Country girl Helena falls in love with an artist painting the local village scenery and one evening she lets herself be seduced by him. The artists leaves but soon invites Helena to Prague where they make love again. Helena then returns home to her sick father and refuses the constant attentions of the gamekeeper Rýza. After some time she realises that she is pregnant. Since she knows that the artist will not marry her, she goes to visit her aunt who takes her to an abortionist. When the girl returns home after the abortion she discovers her father has died. The opportunist aunt sees her chance and moves in with Helena and persuades her to marry Rýza. After the wedding she is blackmailed by her aunt and the abortionist and she even loses the child she is expecting with her husband. The artist returns to the village and tries to seduce Helena again. When his model and lover comes to him and discovers his plans, she shoots him. The aunt and the abortionist have been summoned to the court. The wretched Helena admits everything to her husband about her past. He is sad about what has happened but in the end he forgives her.

Cast

Anita Janová

Helena Rottrová

Václav Norman

malíř František Král

Josef Rovenský

nadlesní Rýza

Antonie Nedošinská

porodní bába Marie Doudlebová

Milka Balek-Brodská

Helenina teta paní Rozamová

Bronislava Livia

modelka Máňa

Karel Schleichert

Helenin otec

Crew and creators

Based on

Otakar Hanuš (Já jsem vinna! – román)

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Andělíčkářka

English Title

The Abortionist

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1929

Production Year

1929

Premiere

31 January 1930

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Primus

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

82 min

Versions

Czech