World without Frontiers

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1931

Production year

1930

Premiere

24 June 1932

Runtime

61 min

Director

Julius Lébl

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Svět bez hranic

Czech title

Svět bez hranic

English title

World without Frontiers

Working Title

Televise

Synopsis

The young inventor Ondřej Linecký lives in lodgings with Mrs Bártová, the caretaker. He is in love with Mrs Bártová's daughter, Jana. He invents a televisual device but needs to find somebody to provide the necessary financial backing for development of the machine. Jana recommends him to her employer Mr Stefan. Stefan, after testing the device and seeing images from all over the world, summons his technician whom he wants to find out the secret of the invention, thus deceiving Linecký. Jana asks Stefan to sign an agreement with Linecký; Stefan says he will if Jana becomes his lover. Jana refuses and Stefan threatens her, but their meeting is captured on Linecký's television. Linecký rushes to Jana's aid, and Stefan, thus compromised, signs an agreement that is advantageous to Linecký. Now Linecký can marry Jana. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Note

The film was produced by the U.S. company Paramount, which initiated filming of the identical theme in various European countries. These version were: Magie moderne (Télévision) – French version; Televisie (De sensatie der toekomst) – Dutch version; Świat bez granic – Polish version; Telviziune – Romanian version; Tradlöst och kärleksfullt – Swedish version; Televisione – Italian version. The title of the German version is not known. The film materials are believed lost. According to the film yearbook issued at the time the film was made, the length of film was 1705,0 m.

Cast

Theodor Pištěk

finančník Stefan

Máňa Ženíšková

Jana, zaměstnankyně u Stefana

Marie Ptáková

Bártová, Janina matka

Jiří Hron

vynálezce Ondřej Linecký

Robert Ford

televizní inženýr

Otto Podrabský

Crew and creators

Director

Julius Lébl

Based on

Howard Irving Young (Télévision – divadelní hra)

Screenplay

Julius Lébl

Production info

Original Title

Svět bez hranic

English Title

World without Frontiers

Working Title

Televise

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1931

Production Year

1930

Premiere

24 June 1932

Production

Paramount

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Paramount

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

61 min

Versions

Czech