Jana

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Jana

Runtime

84

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1935

Production year

1935

Premiere

11.10.1935

Language version

Czech

Director

Emil Synek, Robert Land

Screenplay

Emil Synek

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.

Cast

Ladislav Boháč

Petrův bratr Michael

Wilhelm Tauchen

čeledín Bohumil

Stanislav Neumann

Michaelův kamarád z vojny

Ferdinand Hart

správce statku

Bohuš Hradil

karbaník

Fráňa Vajner

karbaník

Karel Schleichert

hospodský

Josef Novák

vesničan

Antonín Holzinger

starý chlípník ve vlaku

Jan Marek

Petrův soused

Rudolf Vašíček

harmonikář

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Emil Synek

Screenplay

Emil Synek

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Bedřich Poledník

Titles Designed by

Lorenc

Production Manager

František Jerhot

Music

Music Composed by

Karel Hašler, Miloš Smatek

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Songs

Žaludy pukají, Pod lesem zelená se stráň, Žádnej neví, co jsou Domažlice

Singer

Ladislav Boháč (Žaludy pukají), Pěvecký sbor Křížkovský (Pod lesem zelená se stráň), Pěvecký sbor Křížkovský (Žádnej neví, co jsou Domažlice)

Production info

Original Title

Jana

English Title

Jana

Copyright

1935

Production Year

1935

Premiere

11.10.1935

Production

Meissner

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Meissner

Technical info

Versions

Czech