Why do you Weep, Black Eyes?

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Černé oči, proč pláčete...?

Runtime

89

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1930

Production year

1930

Premiere

28.03.1930

Language version

Czech

Director

Leo Marten

Screenplay

Leo Marten

Screenstory

Karel Špelina

Synopsis

A priest is waiting for the young chaplain Marcel at a village railway station The landowner Jarský is also there, waiting for his daughter Marta. Marcel settles in at the parsonage. Through the window, he sees Marta carrying a wreathe to her mother's grave. The tempress Xena, betrothed to Jarský, flirts in her boudoir with the major. The major and Xena meet first lieutenant Pavel Čermák in Stromovka park. The whole village comes to hear Marcel's sermon. Xena also comes with a parcel from Marcel's mother, who is Xena's chambermaid. Marcel and Marta visit the old home of Trnka, the drunk. His wife is ill, their children are hungry. Marcel's mother suddenly dies. After the mass Marcel calls the banns of Marta and Pavel. Marta visits Xena in Prague and meets the major there at her house. She hurries to tell her father. The chaplain saves the drunk Trnka from drowning but he himself becomes ill. Xena tries in vain to seduce Pavel. Marcel is dying. Marta and Pavel's wedding takes place in the church; they are married by the priest in whose face Marta gets a glimpse of the face of Marcel.

Cast

Jindřich Lhoták

velkostatkář Jarský

Helga Nováková

Jarského dcera Marta

Jaro Hykman

kaplan Marcel Novotný

Saša Dobrovolná

Marcelova matka Anna Novotná, Xenina komorná

Ly Corelli

svůdnice Xena

Jan W. Speerger

nadporučík Pavel Čermák

Čeněk Šlégl

major von Rohrerich

Otto Zahrádka

napravený opilec Trnka

Mary Jansová

nemocná opilcova žena

Ludmila Folprechtová

farářova sestra

Milka Balek-Brodská

Jarského hospodyně Betka

Eman Fiala

Betčin ctitel, vojenský sluha Martin

Frank Argus

vojenský pobočník

Václav Pecián

šikovatel

Ferry Seidl

důstojník

Eduard Šlégl

důstojník

Mario Karas

důstojník

Crew and creators

Director

Leo Marten

Second Unit Director

Valja Rybička

Screenstory

Karel Špelina

Screenplay

Leo Marten

Art Director

Bohumil Heš

Set Designer

Bohumil Heš

Production info

Original Title

Černé oči, proč pláčete...?

English Title

Why do you Weep, Black Eyes?

Copyright

1930

Production Year

1930

Premiere

28.03.1930

Production

Karel Špelina

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Dafa

Technical info

Versions

Czech