Shame

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Hanba

Runtime

91

Country

Czechoslovakia, Austria

Copyright

1929

Production year

1929

Premiere

13.12.1929

Language version

Czech

Director

Josef Medeotti-Boháč

Screenplay

Gernot Bock-Stieber

Screenstory

Gernot Bock-Stieber

Synopsis

A music and dance variety show is being performed in a modern cabaret hall. The last number is "The Dancer with No Name" in whom judge Holan recognises his own wife Marta. After Narta sees that she has been found out she runs out of the building and apeeds away in a car. Holan relates his story in the flat of the court president Lucas. As a student he had lived in the flat of Marta's mother who, after Holan's father had died, had taken on the responsibility of supporting him to the detriment of her own daughter. In gratitude he had asked for her daughter's hand in marriage. Several years later Holan had discovered that Marta had been seeing anohter man before him. A jealous scene had ensued during which Marta had left the house. Holan decided not to go in search of her, fearing public scandal and shame. Now he has seen her again. The president brings Marta to her suprised husband who discovers the truth about the mystery. The man of Marta's past was, in fact, president Lukas who had employed Marta when she was in great need; there he had given her a decent wage, but only for the job of companion. Now, finally, the married couple are able to forget the past and live in harmony once more. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Note

Only part of film has survived.

Cast

Jindřich Lhoták

prezident soudu vrchní rada Lukas

Carl de Vogt

soudce JUDr. Holan /Arut Ivar/

Ita Rina

Holanova žena Marta

Jindřich Slovák

soudní praktikant JUDr. Čejka

Ella Voldánová

Martina matka paní Žatecká

Ella Nollová

teta Emma, majitelka hospody Za tunelem

Jan W. Speerger

sluha Jakub

Hans Eckert

štamgast Pavel Lacina

Máňa Ženíšková

dcera komerčního rady Olga Knotková

Jiří Sedláček

mladý světák

Leon Ratom

soudní sluha Hadáček

Saša Dobrovolná

chudá žena

Robert Ford

host v baru

Bonda Szynglarski

host v baru

Crew and creators

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Hanba

English Title

Shame

Copyright

1929

Production Year

1929

Premiere

13.12.1929

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Starfilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech