Childless

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1935

Production year

1935

Premiere

8 November 1935

Runtime

89 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Bezdětná

Czech title

Bezdětná

English title

Childless

Synopsis

Banker Hron has fallen in love with Eva Halerová and decides to help her father, the owner of a glassworks, out of some financial difficulties. Eva likewise loves Hron. However she marries him only under the pressure of her parents, because she is conscious of her long-ago wrong. During the time she was single a daughter was born to her and Eva visits her in secret and financially supports the family who is raising the child. The father of the girl, gambler and alcoholic Robert Turek, blackmails the elder Haler for money. He is even determined to break up Eva's happy marriage when he divulges to Hron the truth about his wife's illegitimate child. Hron is at first taken aback by the information, but because his marriage is childless and he would like a child, he decides to adopt the little girl. Yet he does not inform Eva of his intentions. The little girl misses her mother and therefore sets off alone for Prague. But her mother sends her away with the foster-mother so as to guard her secret from her husband. Soon Hron enters holding the child in his arms and he forgives his wife.

Cast

Nataša Gollová

Eva Halerová

Rudolf Deyl st.

továrník Richard Haler, Evin otec

Marta Májová

Halerova žena, Evina matka

Otomar Korbelář

ředitel Ivan Hron

Ljuba Hermanová

Hronova sekretářka Irma

Jindřich Plachta

dr. Borek, Halerův přítel

Alena Pospíšilová

Evička, dcerka Evy Halerové

Ladislav Brom

Robert Turek, otec Evičky

R. A. Strejka

prokurista Jan

Saša Rašilov

Syrovátka, bankovní sluha a zahradník

Ella Nollová

Syrovátkova žena Anna

Vladimír Řepa

hospodský

Oldřich Kovář

jazzový zpěvák

Gina Hašler

bankovní úředník

Jaroslav Bráška

klient v bance

Antonín Frič

pěstoun Evičky

Marie Buddeusová

návštěvnice Mánesu

František Morávek

návštěvník Mánesu

Robert Ford

burzovní makléř

Vladimír Smíchovský

návštěvník v hospodě

Vladimír Štros

úředník v bance

Karel Němec

úředník z Bratislavy

Jan Richter

karbaník

Karel Kolár

průvodčí na dráze

Ludvík Veverka

host na svatbě

Jaroslav Hladík

host na svatbě

Marie Kučerová

host na svatbě

Jarmila Beránková

chůva Jarmilka

Crew and creators

Based on

Ignát Herrmann (Bezdětná – povídka)

Director of Photography

Otto Heller

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Sound Designer

Bedřich Poledník

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš

Songs

Každý má své tango

Songwriter Josef Dobeš
Writer of Lyrics Helena MalířováBohumil Šafář
Singer Oldřich Kovář

Jen jeden okamžik, drahá

Songwriter Josef Dobeš
Writer of Lyrics Helena MalířováBohumil Šafář
Singer Oldřich Kovář

Production info

Original Title

Bezdětná

Czech Title

Bezdětná

English Title

Childless

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1935

Production Year

1935

Production specifications

date of censorship 09/1935

Premiere

premiere 8 November 1935 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Kotva /2 týdny/ a Lucerna /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Elekta

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Elekta

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

89 min

Original length in metres

2 543 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,19

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech