Sins of Love

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Hříchy lásky

Runtime

78

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1929

Production year

1929

Premiere

25.10.1929

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Lamač

Screenplay

Václav Wasserman

Screenstory

Václav Wasserman

Synopsis

Actor Ivan Kristen and his wife Soňa leave the provincial theatre to go to work in the city. Soňa has Ivan to thank for her artistic career but, due to the chaotic way the theatre is run, Soňa is given a role but Ivan is left without a job. Soňa becomes a star and is courted by the leading man Richard Kent. Noone appreciates Ivan's talent so he decides to leave the theatre, taking Soňa with him. Kent, however, pulls strings and Ivan grts a big role. In order to prepare psychologically for this role Ivan studies various characters who frequent the pub. Here he meets the pickpocket Ferda who offers to steal Soňa's letter to Kent for him. He breaks into Kent's villa while Ivan moves into the hotel opposite. There is an exchange of gunshots and Ivan is suspected of attacking Kent. Ferda drowns in the river after the attack and Ivan is taken for dead. In despair he visits Kent and learns in the letter that Soňa says farewell to Kent because she doesn't want to leave Ivan. Soňa returns home unexpectedly. Ivan hides behind the curtain but is killed when he accidentally falls down onto the pavement below. Soňa and Kent leave the house, their car has to weave its way through the crowd which has gathered around the dead body.

Note

During the years 2016 – 2017 the film was reconstructed by the National Film Archive.

Cast

Josef Rovenský

herec Ivan Kristen

Marcella Albani

herečka Soňa Kristenová

Gaston Jacquet

ředitel Velkého divadla Eduard Warren

Walter Rilla

herec Richard Kent

L. H. Struna

kapsář Ferda Štika

Karel Schleichert

starý krčmář

Alois Charvát

ředitel venkovského divadla

Ada Velický

tajemník ředitele venkovského divadla

Josef Šváb-Malostranský

venkovský herec

Ludvík Veverka

Warrenův asistent

Bronislava Livia

herečka Mimi Stevensová

Bohumil Kovář

režisér

Jiří Červený

intendant Velkého divadla

Čeněk Šlégl

Warrenův tajemník

Betty Kysilková

nápověda ve Velkém divadle

Vladimír Pospíšil-Born

inspicient ve Velkém divadle

Rudolf Stahl

divadelní asistent

Josef Novák

divadelní asistent

Elsa Vetešníková

herečka v inscenaci Liliom

Josef Kobík

divadelní maskér

Theodor Pištěk

policejní komisař

Milka Balek-Brodská

Sonina garderobiérka v divadle

Fráňa Vodička

novinář

V. Český

divadelní sluha

Eduard Ševčík

strážník

Jan Marek

hostinský

Břetislav Heinc

Kentův sluha

Peggy Dvořáková

Sonina komorná

Roza Schlesingerová

recepční v hodinovém hotelu

Vladimír Majer

strážník v inscenaci Liliom

Gina Hašler

asistent scény

Ernst Waldow

vyšetřovatel

Jindřich Fiala

hudebník s klarinetem

Eduard Šlégl

muž na večírku

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Lamač

Production Designer

Hanuš Gödert

Production info

Original Title

Hříchy lásky

English Title

Sins of Love

Copyright

1929

Production Year

1929

Premiere

25.10.1929

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Ufa

Technical info

Versions

Czech