The Bells of the Loretto Church

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1929

Production year

1929

Premiere

25 October 1929

Runtime

69 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Film state

lost film

Original title

Loretánské zvonky

Czech title

Loretánské zvonky

English title

The Bells of the Loretto Church

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.)

Note

The film materials are believed lost.

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)

Director of Photography

Josef Bulánek

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Make-Up Artist

Gustav Hrdlička

Production info

Original Title

Loretánské zvonky

Czech Title

Loretánské zvonky

English Title

The Bells of the Loretto Church

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Film state

lost film

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1929

Production Year

1929

Production specifications

date of censorship 24 July 1929

Premiere

premiere 25 October 1929 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Favorit /1 týden/, Hvězda /1 týden/ a Koruna /1 týden/, Praha )

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Vinohrady

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

69 min

Original length in metres

1 955 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,33

Colour

black & white

Sound

silent

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

without dialogue

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Intertitles languages

Czech

Opening/End credits languages

Czech