The Fate of Three Hearts

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1929

Production year

1929

Premiere

01/1930

Runtime

67 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Osud tří srdcí

Czech title

Osud tří srdcí

English title

The Fate of Three Hearts

Synopsis

The mother of poor seamstress Kamila dies and the girl must leave her home. The son of the school inspector, Jírek, yearns for Jarča, the daughter of an industrialist; she, however, has fallen in love with teacher Egon Filip. At his son's request, the inspector has Filip transferred. In the end, Jírek seduces Jarča. Kamila, by a happy coincidence, finds a new position as a nanny but the father of the family for which she works, tries to seduce her and the wife throws Kamila out. The despairing girl is followed by a beggar and she is rescued by the teacher, Filip. Kamila then becomes a house-keeper on his farm. Jírek disloyally abandons Jarča who is expecting his baby. The father throws Jarča out of his house and the wretched girl intends killing herself on the railway lines. She is saved by Kamila just, in time Kamila takes her home to Filip's farm. Jarča bears a child after some time but she dies during childbirth. Filip does not know for whom he has provided shelter - and he only sees Jarča after her death. After some time Filip marries Kamila.

Note

The film was banned by the censors; after the "offensive" scenes had been cut out, it was shown in January 1930 in the cinema Grand in České Budějovice.

Cast

Kamila Gruberová

švadlena Kamila

Vlasta Marčanová

průmyslníkova dcera Jarča

Stáňa Skřivánek

učitel Egon Filip

Doďa Pražský

inspektorův syn dr. Jírek

Julius Škrlandt

školní inspektor A. Jírek

Marie Svobodová

manželka průmyslníka

Oldřich Svoboda

průmyslník Artur, Jarčin otec

V. Šart

Kamilin svůdce

Helena Natansohnová

holčička

Rajmund Marek

otec holčičky

E. Natansohnová-Merglová

matka holčičky

Bedřich Sutý

tulák

E. Kučera

četník

J. Macelis

farář

H. Mesany-Koupená

Kamilina matka

MUDr. Moravec

porodník

Crew and creators

Production info

Original Title

Osud tří srdcí

Czech Title

Osud tří srdcí

English Title

The Fate of Three Hearts

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1929

Production Year

1929

Production specifications

date of censorship 18 January 1929 (neschváleno do distribuce)

Premiere

premiere 01/1930 /unsuitable for youths/ (kino Grand, České Budějovice)

Production

Démonfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Démonfilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

67 min

Original length in metres

1 900 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