Sister Angelika

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1932

Production year

1932

Premiere

28 October 1932

Runtime

80 min

Director

Martin Frič

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Sestra Angelika

Czech title

Sestra Angelika

English title

Sister Angelika

Parallel title

Schwester Angelika

Synopsis

Bar dancer Karla shoots and injures her lover Mayer when they split up. She hides from the police in the apartment of piano player Pavel Ryant. When she leaves she promises she will come back. The following day, however, Karla is arrested and sentenced. The prison warder is a nun called Angelika who looks very much like Karla. Karla begs Angelika to lend her her habit for a few days. This she does, and Karla escapes as a nun. She cannot find Pavel because he has gone on tour abroad. Angelika meanwhile is released from prison as Karla Richtrová and she finds an apartment and a job. When Pavel meets Angelika he thinks she is Karla and is hurt that she does not recognise him. That evening in the bar, the real Karla finds him but he cold-shoulders her. Desperate, Karla goes. Only later does Pavel find out she was looking for him. He goes to visit Angelika, thinking she is Karla, and apologises to her for his behaviour and proposes they marry. Karla then arrives to apologise to Angelika for the trouble she has caused, and Angelika tells her of Pavel's proposal of marriage. Karla, overjoyed, runs off to find Pavel, and Angelika returns to her work. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Note

According to the film yearbook issued at the time the film was made, the length of film was 2280,0 m. The German-speaking duplicate negative KDN-A 2043,0 m is preserved in the GOSFILMOFIND OF RUSSIA, Belye Stolby.

Cast

Suzanne Marwille

tanečnice Karla Richtrová/sestraAngelika

Hugo Haas

klavírista Pavel Ryant

Jack Mylong-Münz

Josef Mayer, milenec Karly

Theodor Pištěk

ředitel věznice

Marta Trojanová

řádová sestra

Josef Rovenský

vyšetřující komisař

Jan W. Speerger

strážník

Božena Svobodová

představená kláštera

Josef Klapuch

strážník

Robert Ford

strážník

Josef Sládek

policejní fotograf

Saša Razov

policejní úředník

Emilie Sedláčková

Ryantova bytná

Rudolf Stahl

vězeňský dozorce

Josef Waltner

vrchní v Casinu

Oldřich Ježek

dirigent orchestru v Casinu

Luigi Hofman

host v Casinu

Václav Stallich

host v Casinu

Vasil Truchlý

houslista v baru

Marie Holanová

řádová sestra

Emanuel Hříbal

doručovatel

Sláva Kokoška

bývalý taneční partner Karly

Luisa Hanková-Kučerová

jeptiška-dozorkyně

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Screenstory

Alois Barva

Director of Photography

Karel Degl

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Film Editor

Martin Frič

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

František Jerhot

Cooperation

Rudolf Meinert (režie německého dabingu 1933)

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš

Songs

Píseň

Songwriter Jára Beneš
Writer of Lyrics Karel TobisHugo Haas
Singer Hugo Haas

Ztracená

Songwriter Jára Beneš
Writer of Lyrics Karel TobisHugo Haas
Singer Hugo Haas

Production info

Original Title

Sestra Angelika

Czech Title

Sestra Angelika

English Title

Sister Angelika

Parallel Title

Schwester Angelika

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1932

Production Year

1932

Production specifications

date of censorship 10/1932
date of censorship 03/1933 (německy namluvená jazyková mutace)

Premiere

premiere 28 October 1932 /unsuitable for youths/ (kino Alfa /2 týdny/, Praha)
premiere 03/1933 /unsuitable for youths/ (německy namluvená jazyková mutace)

Production

Slavia-film

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Vinohrady

Distribution

Slavia-film

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

80 min

Original length in metres

2 280 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,19

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech, German

Dialogue languages

Czech, German

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech, German