Diagnosis X

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Diagnosa X

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production year

1933

Premiere

09.02.1934

Language version

Czech

Director

Leo Marten

Screenplay

Bohumil Štěpánek, Karel Špelina

Screenstory

Karel Špelina

Synopsis

Doctor Bernhard is so consumed by his work that he rather neglects his wife Helena and their daughter. Helena, who was an actress before marriage, suffers from the constant solitude. It is therefore no great surprise that she succumbs to the courtship of Bernhard's cousin Julian. Their relationship has no prospects, however, because Helena does not want to leave her daughter on any account. Julian solves the situation by going off with Lilo, a dancer. But after a short while he falls seriously ill and only a risky operation can save him. Only Bernhard is capable of carrying out this operation. The difficult operation is successful and Julian will live. While awaiting the results, Helena fully realises her husband's rare qualities. In future, their marriage and their daughter will be of greatest importance to her, and Bernhard will also find more time for the family.

Cast

Josef Rovenský

chirurg profesor Pavel Bernhard

Adina Mandlová

Helena, Bernhardova žena

Alenka Kohoutová

Věruška, dcera Bernhardových

Arno Velecký

profesorův synovec Julian

Ela Šárková

tanečnice Lilo, Helenina přítelkyně

Karel Schleichert

Jan, sluha u Bernhardů

Eliška Pleyová

chůva Věrušky

Emanuel Hříbal

Skoumal, bývalý spolužák prof. Bernharda

Karel Šilhánek

nemocniční sluha

Karel Postranecký

asistent kliniky

Jaroslav Bráška

přednosta kliniky

Václav Menger

lékař pochybující o operaci

Ludmila Babková

nemocniční sestra

Robert Ford

dirigent orchestru

Felix Kühne

inspicient

Josef Sládek

vrchní v kavárně

Joža Jauris

host v baru

Bohdan Lachman

host na večírku

Jenčíkovy girls

Crew and creators

Director

Leo Marten

Assistant Director

Rudolf Stahl

Screenstory

Karel Špelina

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Bedřich Poledník

Production Manager

Arthur Feist

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Stelibský

Songs

Good-bye, good-bye, Tango kavalír, Konvalinky

Songwriter

Josef Stelibský (Good-bye, good-bye), Josef Stelibský (Tango kavalír), Josef Stelibský (Konvalinky)

Writer of Lyrics

J. V. Šmejkal (Good-bye, good-bye), J. V. Šmejkal (Tango kavalír), J. V. Šmejkal (Konvalinky)

Singer

Adina Mandlová [dab] (Good-bye, good-bye), Arno Velecký (Tango kavalír), Adina Mandlová [dab] (Konvalinky)

Production info

Original Title

Diagnosa X

English Title

Diagnosis X

Copyright

1933

Production Year

1933

Premiere

09.02.1934

Production

Dafa

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Dafa

Technical info

Versions

Czech