Music of the Hearts

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

28 September 1934

Runtime

97 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Hudba srdcí

Czech title

Hudba srdcí

English title

Music of the Hearts

Parallel title

Musik der Herzen

Working title

Kdo nám rozumí

Synopsis

Talented violinist Milada Bendlová finishes her studies at the conservatory, and thanks to the financial support of the violin maestro Strada, she may continue her studies in Písek with Professor Ševčík. Strada's son Karel loves Milada and the separation bothers him. Professor Ševčík is enthusiastic about Milada's art. On his recommendation she is taken on by impresario Benoni, who organizes world tours. Milada makes her appearance with the renowned tenor Štěpán Urbanec. Both have enormous success. The singer is surrounded by women, but he wants to win the heart of Milada. Thus he takes her to his home town in the High Tatras. For publicity Benoni publicly announces their engagement. Both artists are taken unawares by this. In addition, Urbanec is followed by his jealous lover Věra Madenová. Karel is also jealous, but he eventually reconciles with Milada and as proof of his love comes to her concert. However Věra unexpectedly shows up and during the middle of the performance she shoots Milada. Milada is only lightly wounded. Karel tends to her while Urbanec finishes the concert. But maestro Strada unfortunately does not live to see Karel's reconciliation with Milada.

Note

The première outside Prague was held already on the 20th of September 1934 in Písek. The Germam speaking copy KK-N 2317,5 m is preserved in the National Film Archive.

Cast

Štefan Hoza

tenorista Štěpán Urbanec

Bedřiška Seidlová

houslistka Milada Bendlová

Otto Rubík

malíř Karel Strada

Karel Jičínský

mistr houslař, Stradův otec

Jaroslav Průcha

profesor Otakar Ševčík

Ludvík Veverka

impresário Benoni

Alena Frimlová

Věra Madenová

Ela Šárková

modelka Ela

František Paul

americký student Billy

Antonín Holzinger

obchodník s obrazy

Karel Schleichert

žebrák harmonikář

Antonín Hodr

koncertní pořadatel

Alois Dvorský

tajemník profesora Ševčíka

Přemysl Pražský

průvodčí lůžkových vozů

Josef Sládek

úředník v záložně

Josef Kotalík

odhadce v zastavárně

Tino Muff

zpěvák

Antonín Kubový

cestující ve vlaku

Alfred Holeček

korepetitor Trojan

Marie Holanová

hospodyně u Strady

Věra Ferbasová

lovkyně autogramů

Ada Karlovský

přítel malíře Strady

František Macner

liftboy

Rudolf Emanuel Jurist

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Quido E. Kujal

Director of Photography

Václav Vích

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Julius Aussenberg

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Kumok

Selected Music

Henryk Wieniawski (Houslový koncert d moll /finále 3. věty/), Johann Sebastian Bach (Ciaccona d moll /z Partity č. 2/), Ludwig van Beethoven (Houslový koncert D dur /op. 61 část 1. věty/), Johann Sebastian Bach (Adagio g moll /ze Sonáty č. 1/), Niccolo Paganini (Caprice č. 16 /ze 24 Caprices op. 1/), Henri Vieuxtemps (Koncert č. 4 d moll /op. 31 finále/), František Ondříček (Rhapsodie Boheme /op. 21 úvodní část/), Petr Iljič Čajkovskij (Rokokové variace pro violoncello)

Music Performed by

Alfred Holeček /klavír/ (Music Conducted by Jindřich Feld), Bedřiška Seidlová /housle/ (Music Conducted by Jindřich Feld), Česká filharmonie

Songs

Lásko má!

Songwriter Josef Kumok
Writer of Lyrics Otakar Hanuš
Singer Štefan Hoza

Píseň mladé naděje

Songwriter Josef Kumok
Writer of Lyrics Otakar Hanuš
Singer Tino Muff

Kráskou si, o ktorej já sním

Songwriter Josef Kumok
Writer of Lyrics Otakar Hanuš
Singer Štefan Hoza

Production info

Original Title

Hudba srdcí

Czech Title

Hudba srdcí

English Title

Music of the Hearts

Parallel Title

Musik der Herzen

Working Title

Kdo nám rozumí

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Production specifications

date of censorship 08/1934
date of censorship 04/1935 (německy namluvená jazyková mutace)

Premiere

preview 20 September 1934 (Písek)
premiere 28 September 1934 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Fénix /3 týdny/ a Hollywood /3 týdny/, Praha)
premiere 04/1935 /unsuitable for youths/ (německy namluvená jazyková mutace)

Production

Beda Heller, AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Beda Heller

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

97 min

Original length in metres

2 772 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