Beyond the Monastery Door

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Za řádovými dveřmi

Runtime

82

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

25.05.1934

Language version

Czech, German

Director

Leo Marten

Screenplay

Karel Špelina

Screenstory

Karel Špelina

Synopsis

The wife of Colonel Dubrovnický has bequeathed her fortune after her death to their two sons - Zdeněk and Viktor. In the will she has expressed the wish that one of them become a priest. The profligate Viktor does not intend to fulfill his mother's wish and so this lot falls to the meek Zdeněk. Zdeněk is in love with the teacher Jindra Remešová, but Viktor usurps her by subterfuge. His actions are not without their consequences. Jindra gives birth to a child, whom Viktor does not care for. He lives merrily with Miss Mimi, until he loses all his money. Together with Banker Fuchs they then extract money by swindle even from Zdeněk, who has left to the monastery according to his mother's wish. But even this money is not enough for Viktor, and therefore he begins to undersign checks in his father's name. On the basis of this those affected demand reimbursement of the debts from the colonel. Dubrovnický, however, does not have the money and thus in desperation he commits suicide. Viktor flees to America and Fuchs unjustly occupies the Dubrovnický estate. Mimi, hounded by a bad conscience, goes to Jindra. She finds her dead. Together with Zdeněk she takes charge of Jindra's daughter. With the help of a lawyer Zdeněk re-obtains his family estate. At this time Viktor returns as a new man. He reconciles with Mimi and with Zdeněk and begins to care for his daughter. Zdeněk returns to the monastery.

Note

NO-N, NZ-N 2103,0 m, KDP-A and the German-speaking copy KK-C are preserved in the National Film Archive.

Cast

Jaroslav Marvan

majitel panství Jiří Dubrovnický, plukovník v. v.

Otto Rubík

syn majitele panství Viktor Dubrovnický

Nora Stallich

syn majitele panství Zdeněk Dubrovnický

Hana Vítová

učitelka Jindra Remešová

Truda Grosslichtová

Marie, zvaná Mimi

Čeněk Šlégl

bankéř Alfréd Fuchs

Karel Postranecký

Bohumil Jarský, přítel bankéře Fuchsy

Jan Sviták

notář

Jindřich Fiala

tulák Štovíček

Antonín Marek

starý sluha

Karel Šilhánek

divák na dostizích

Antonín Frič

divák na dostizích

Jindřich Adolf

domovník

Josef Kraus (2)

klíčník

Emanuel Hříbal

zaměstnanec v herně

Crew and creators

Director

Leo Marten

Screenstory

Karel Špelina

Screenplay

Karel Špelina

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Cooperation

Erich Eisner (texty písní německého dabingu 1935)

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Stelibský

Songs

Nikdo se neptá, co srdce šeptá zmučené, Donjuanská píseň

Songwriter

Josef Stelibský (Nikdo se neptá, co srdce šeptá zmučené), Josef Stelibský (Donjuanská píseň)

Writer of Lyrics

Karel Růžička (Nikdo se neptá, co srdce šeptá zmučené), Karel Růžička (Donjuanská píseň)

Singer

Nora Stallich (Nikdo se neptá, co srdce šeptá zmučené), Bajo trio (Nikdo se neptá, co srdce šeptá zmučené), Otto Rubík (Donjuanská píseň), Truda Grosslichtová (Donjuanská píseň)

Production info

Original Title

Za řádovými dveřmi

English Title

Beyond the Monastery Door

Working Title

Dva bratři

Parallel Title

Hinter Klostertüren

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Premiere

25.05.1934

Production

Dafa

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Dafa

Technical info

Versions

Czech, German