Feathered Shadows

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Opeřené stíny

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1930

Production year

1930

Premiere

13.03.1931

Language version

Czech

Director

Leo Marten

Synopsis

Disillusioned with his marriage which has ended in divorce, Petr Leroy goes off to the Riviera to the place where he first met his wife and where he hopes to be spiritually revived. Here he meets his friend Jan and together they enjoy the joys the Riviera has to offer. Jan meets a charming girl at the casino and he takes her off into the mountains. On his return he speaks of the beautiful Olga with whom he has spent a wonderful three days. Olga, however, does not appear for a meeting they had arranged, so Jan goes to look for her in the mountains. Then he sees her in a village and tries to catch up with her in his car. He has an accident. Olga takes him to the nearest sanatorium where everyone behaves very strangely to the newly-arrived patient. In the meantime, Petr has encountered his ex-wife in the village but on hearing the news of the accident, hurries off to help Jan. In the sanatorium he frees the doctors and nurses imprisoned by the mentally ill patients who are led by a psychiatrist - a victim of his profession. Petr also saves Jan and Olga from destruction just in time. He finds renewed friendship and and discovers that he and his wife are still in love. They go off home together.

Note

The music for the film, written by Eman Fiala, was subsequently added in the Gaumont studios in Paris. The French version of the film l´Etrange fiancée was made byl Georges Pallu and its directors of photography were Karel Kopřiva and Jan Stallich. It starred Lilian Constantini, Henri Baudin, Frédéric Mariotii, Jiří Hron and Jan W. Speerger.

Cast

Jan W. Speerger

Petr Leroy

Milada Matysová

Petrova žena Milada

Jiří Hron

Petrův přítel Jan

Eduard Šimáček

Petrův sluha a ošetřovatel Josef

Theodor Pištěk

MUDr. Falk

Henri Baudin

MUDr. Gordon

Václav Mlčkovský

ředitel baru

Josef Bělský

krupiér

Karel Schleichert

vrátný v hotelu/pacient v sanatori

Eman Fiala

pacient v sanatoriu

Růžena Hofmanová

pacientka v sanatoriu

Robert Guttmann

pacient v sanatoriu

Eduard Šlégl

pacient v sanatoriu

Ferry Seidl

pacient v sanatoriu

Františka Guthová

pacientka v sanatoriu

Frank Argus

pacient v sanatoriu

Karel Šilhánek

ošetřovatel

Antonín Kubový

ošetřovatel

Viktor Nejedlý

ošetřovatel

Crew and creators

Director

Leo Marten

Based on

Edgar Allan Poe (Doctor Tarr and Professor Feather – povídka)

Production Designer

Bohumil Heš

Music

Music Composed by

Eman Fiala (ozvučení)

Production info

Original Title

Opeřené stíny

English Title

Feathered Shadows

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1930

Production Year

1930

Premiere

13.03.1931

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lloyd

Technical info

Versions

Czech