Jindra, the Countess Ostrovín

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Jindra, hraběnka Ostrovínová

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production year

1933

Premiere

05.01.1934

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Lamač

Synopsis

After years spent in Vienna Jindra returns with her cousin Amálka to her father's estate. He introduces her to the patriot Lípa, the tutor of his sons. Jindra likes the tutor but does not show him her feelings because she discovers that Amálka is in love with him. One day a fire breaks out on the estate and Lípa helps to put it out. Amálka confesses her love to him, yet Lípa spurns it with the fact that he loves another. The financial situation of the estate continually worsens owing to the fire and Jindra asks Count Ostrovín for assistance. He promises to help but requests that she marry him. By an unfortunate accident Jindra wounds Lípa during a hunt. She devotedly cares for him, and both discover that they love one another. Nevertheless Jindra marries the count to save her father. After three years of an unhappy marriage she gives birth to a son and dies. Her last wish is that the count entrust the child's upbringing to Lípa, who takes on the child with love.

Note

This theme had already been treated in a Czech film under the title Jindra (Dir: Oldřich Kmínek, 1919) and Jindra, Countess of Ostrovín (Dir: Václav Kubásek, 1924).

Cast

Jarmila Lhotová

Jindra Jarýnová

Theodor Pištěk

statkář a poslanec Jarýn, Jindřin otec

Karel Lamač

učitel dr. Vojtěch Lípa

Maria Tauberová

Amálka, Jindřina sestřenice

Karel Hašler

muzikus Jahoda

Bedřich Veverka

hrabě Jaroslav Ostrovín

Miloš Steimar

Oskar, Jarýnův syn

Vladimír Beztahovský

Prokop, Jarýnův syn

Jarmila Bechyňová

Růženka, Jindřina komorná

Jan W. Speerger

zahradník u Jarýnů

Darja Hajská

služka Katynka

Saša Dobrovolná

Lípova matka

Václav Menger

šafář

Betty Kysilková

šafářova žena

Jan Richter

člen deputace

Viktor Nejedlý

účastník slavnosti

Marie Oliaková

účastnice slavnosti

Jožka Görlich

trubač na honu

Josef Cikán

trubač na honu

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Lamač

Assistant Director

Rudolf Stahl

Based on

Ivan Klicpera (Jindra, hraběnka Ostrovínová – román)

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Costume Designer

J.M. Gottlieb

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Antonín Valach

Music

Music Composed by

Karel Hašler, Miloš Smatek

Songs

My nikdy svoji nebudem', Skřivánek vzlétl po poli

Songwriter

Karel Hašler (My nikdy svoji nebudem'), Miloš Smatek (Skřivánek vzlétl po poli)

Writer of Lyrics

Karel Hašler (My nikdy svoji nebudem'), Karel Hašler (Skřivánek vzlétl po poli)

Singer

Karel Hašler (My nikdy svoji nebudem'), Maria Tauberová (My nikdy svoji nebudem'), Maria Tauberová (Skřivánek vzlétl po poli)

Production info

Original Title

Jindra, hraběnka Ostrovínová

English Title

Jindra, the Countess Ostrovín

Copyright

1933

Production Year

1933

Premiere

05.01.1934

Production

Lloyd

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lloyd

Technical info

Versions

Czech