The Dishonourable Woman

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Nepočestná žena

Runtime

89

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1930

Production year

1930

Premiere

16.01.1931

Language version

Czech

Director

Oldřich Kmínek

Screenplay

Oldřich Kmínek

Synopsis

Young count Karel Drahanovský is receiving medical treatment in a sanitorium. During his absence his wife, Pavla has an affair with Hanuš Záruba. Karel's sister. Ema wants to prevent a scandal and spare her dying brother the disillusion of discovering his wife's infidelity. Consequently, she fakes a love affair with Záruba herself. Her father drives her out of the house. When, however. Ema meets Hanuš Záruba in Prague they do in fact fall in love with each other. After Karel's death Ema reveals to the family lawyer, Dr. Vysocký the truth about Pavla. Pavla tries to win favour with her father-in-law, however, the old Count, having spoken with Dr. Vysocký, annuls the will, disinherits his daughter-in-law and then dies suddenly. Pavla tries vainly once more to win back Hanuš. After a time, Hanuš and Ema return to the family residence to start a new life together.

Cast

Josef Rovenský

hrabě Albrecht Drahaňovský

Anita Janová

vdova Ema, Drahaňovského dcera

Karel Třešňák

Karel, Drahaňovského syn

Ema Kneblová

Karlova žena Pavla

Fred Bulín

Hanuš Záruba

Jindřich Lhoták

advokát JUDr. Vysocký

Ludmila Folprechtová

Drahaňovského sestra

Josef Zezulka

sluha na Jiskrově

Crew and creators

Based on

Václav Lípa (Nepočestná žena – román)

Set Designer

Bohumil Heš

Production info

Original Title

Nepočestná žena

English Title

The Dishonourable Woman

Copyright

1930

Production Year

1930

Premiere

16.01.1931

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Primus

Technical info

Versions

Czech