The Lost Will

Country

Czechoslovakia, Germany

Copyright

1929

Production year

1929

Premiere

1930

Runtime

72 min

Director

Rolf Randolf

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Ztracená závěť

Czech title

Ztracená závěť

English title

The Lost Will

Parallel Title

Das verschwundene Testament

Synopsis

Boxer Frank Ward discovers that his fiancée Lily's uncle and guardian baron Levkovic intends to marry her off to the ship-owner and adventurer Black. Ward decides to prevent this from happening and he gets together with the thief Palo who is acquainted with Black's people. He poses as a robber himself. In the company of Palo he sets off to Levkovic's castle where he overhears a conversation between the baron and Black. Black is advising the baron to get rid of his brother's will in which Lily is named as universal heir so that he may acquire the property himself. Ward tells Palo to get hold of the will but he is too late. The will is in the hands of Black's people. Ward and Palo follow Black and, after overcoming the crook, they hand him over to the police. Thus Lily's inheritance is saved and Ward is rewarded with her hand in marriage. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Note

The film materials are believed lost.

Cast

Carlo Aldini

boxer Frank Ward

Daisy d' Ora

Wardova snoubenka Lily von Ehrenberg

Hans Junkermann

baron Walter Levkovic

Jan W. Speerger

loďař Thomas Black

Siegfried Arno

zloděj Pale

Julia Serda

manželka barona Levkovice

Jack Mylong-Münz

von Malten

Crew and creators

Director

Rolf Randolf

Screenstory

Emanuel Alfieri, Otokar Hořký

Screenplay

Rolf Randolf

Production Designer

Heinrich Richter

Production info

Original Title

Ztracená závěť

English Title

The Lost Will

Parallel Title

Das verschwundene Testament

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia, Germany

Copyright

1929

Production Year

1929

Premiere

1930

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Degl a spol.

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

72 min

Versions

Czech