The Dishonourable Woman

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1930

Production year

1930

Premiere

16 January 1931

Runtime

89 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Nepočestná žena

Czech title

Nepočestná žena

English title

The Dishonourable Woman

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)

Director of Photography

Jaroslav Blažek

Set Designer

Bohumil Heš

Production info

Original Title

Nepočestná žena

Czech Title

Nepočestná žena

English Title

The Dishonourable Woman

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1930

Production Year

1930

Production specifications

date of censorship 29 December 1930

Premiere

premiere 16 January 1931 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Flora /1 týden/ a Národ /2 týdny/, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Vinohrady

Distribution

Primus

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

89 min

Original length in metres

2 530 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