Jana [German version]

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Jana [německá verze]

Runtime

82

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1935

Production year

1935

Premiere

13.12.1935

Language version

German

Director

Robert Land

Screenplay

Emil Synek, Robert Land

Screenstory

Emil Synek

Synopsis

After the death of her mother Jana is forced to leave her native village, her house is sold. In vain she looks for work in the area. Young landowner Michael finds the exhausted girl in the woods and takes her home which is managed by his elder brother Petr. Jana soon recuperates and stays on at the estate as a housekeeper. The frivolous Michael seduces her and she falls in love with him. Michael is called to military service in Prague where he indulges in a dissolute life. He writes home for money and the enamoured Jana sends him some of her savings. But when Jana comes to Michael for a visit, she catches him with another woman. The desperate Jana returns home. After a while she becomes fond of Petr and accepts his marriage proposal. Soon a child is born to them and in this way they live a tranquil life until Michael's return from the military. The jealous Michael accuses Jana of venality and casts doubt on Petr's paternity. After this accusation Jana runs away with her child. A melee flares up between the brothers. Michael is wounded by a rifle shot. He confesses to Petr that his accusation was false. The Petr looks for Jana. Fortunately he finds them and their life together can go on.

Note

The copy KK-N 2228,0 m is preserved in the BUNDESARCHIV-FILMARCHIV, Berlin.

Cast

Leny Marenbach

Jana

Ewald Balser

statkář Peter

Fred Liewehr

Michael, Petrův bratr

Wilhelm Tauchen

čeledín Gottfried

Fritz Klippel

dozorce na statku

Rudolf Carl

Karl, voják z Michaelovy kompanie

Crew and creators

Director

Robert Land

Screenstory

Emil Synek

Music

Production info

Original Title

Jana [německá verze]

English Title

Jana [German version]

Parallel Title

Jana, das Mädchen aus dem Böhmerwald

Copyright

1935

Production Year

1935

Premiere

13.12.1935

Production

Meissner

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

German