Bells of the Loretto Church

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Loretánské zvonky

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1929

Production year

1929

Premiere

25.10.1929

Language version

Czech

Director

Miroslav J. Krňanský

Screenplay

Lomikar Kleiner, Josef Adler

Synopsis

Publican Mařánek and his wife Háta bring up their orphaned niece Anděla. Most of the regular visitors to their pub are soldiers and one of them, Beránek, falls in love with Anděla and protects her from the non-commissioned officer, Max Silber. He assaults Silber and is imprisoned. Anděla goes to plead on behalf of Beránek, but Silber still wants to get her for himself. His intention is however, thwarted. Silber then finds his way to Marcela, the daughter of the drunkard Pacholík, and makes her believe that her sweetheart, Brabec, is no longer interested in her. The unhappy girl succumbs to Silber's advances. Lojzina witnesses this scene and runs to the pub to Brabec, who still loves Marcela and tells him everything. When Marcela finds out how she has been deceived by Silber she throws herself into the Vltava River. Brabec stabs Silber in desperation and flees abroad. Beránek is released from the army and hurries back to Anděla so that they can finally be married. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Cast

Alois Charvát

hostinský Mařánek

Milka Balek-Brodská

Mařánkova žena Háta

Anita Janová

Mařánkova neteř Anděla

Karel Schleichert

starý Pacholík

Jarmila Lhotová

Pacholíkova dcera Marcela

Jan Svoboda

šikovatel Silber

L. H. Struna

četař Prokop Brabec

Miloš Hajský

svobodník Beránek

Václav Pecián

voják Konopásek

Josef Zöllner

zvoník Adam

Magda Škrdlíková

majitelka vinárny

Crew and creators

Based on

Karel Ladislav Kukla (Zločin v Loretě – román)

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Make-Up Artist

Gustav Hrdlička

Production info

Original Title

Loretánské zvonky

English Title

Bells of the Loretto Church

Copyright

1929

Production Year

1929

Premiere

25.10.1929

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech