Port Arthur [German version]

melodrama

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Port Arthur [německá verze]

Runtime

78 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Premiere

15.01.1937

Language version

German

Director

Nicolas Farkas, Josef Gielen (režie německých dialogů)

Synopsis

It is 1904 - the eve of the Russian-Japanese war. The Russian naval officer Boris Ranevský marries the Japanese girl Youki. News of Youki's wedding angers her brother Iva Moura who is head of intelligence in Port Arthur. After the war breaks out he then persuades his sister to work with him. Youki refuses but she does not tell her husband about their conversation. When her meeting with her brother is discovered, she finds herself suspected of espionage. With the help of Youki's maid, Iva steals Russian war plans from Boris's safe. He is captured and, during the interrogation, tells them that his sister helped him. Youki is arrested and is to be executed. She is saved by the capitulation of the Russian general Stössel, the executions are suspended and Youki is released. The girl is desparate to find Boris whom she finally tracks down on the deck of a torpedo destroyer. Boris is entrusted to take some Russian flags to safety, however, he is unable to break through the ring surrounding them and therefore orders the boat to be sunk. Death awaits him in the officer's cabin, together with Youki whose love and devotion finally convinces him of her innocence.

Note

This co-production was filmed in Czechoslovakia in its German and French versions only. The première outside Prague was held already on the 4th of December 1936 in Brno in cinema Alfa. Afterwards the film was presented on the 6th of December 1936 in six cinemas in Vienna and on the 7th of December 1936 in Berlin in the cinema Ufa-Palast.

Cast

Adolf Wohlbrück

poručík Boris Ranevský

Karin Hardt

Borisova žena Youki

René Deltgen

šéf japonské špionáže Iva Moura

Paul Hartmann

ruský velitel Vosidlov

Werner Pledath

kapitán Novitzki

Ferdinand Classen

majitel čajovny Li Hung

Hugo Werner-Kahle

generál Stössel

Fritz Klippel

pobočník

Fun Sen

Atima, služka u Ranevských

Karl Morvilius

Erich Nadler

Theodor Rocholl

Wilhelm König

Jungling Čang

Karl Meixner

Crew and creators

Director

Nicolas Farkas, Josef Gielen (režie německých dialogů)

Assistant Director

J. A. Holman

Based on

Pierre Frondaie (Port-Arthur – román)

Screenplay

Henri Decoin, Nicolas Farkas, Arnold Lipp, Hans Klaehr (německé dialogy), Kurt Heuser (německé dialogy)

Sound Designer

Hermann Storr, Emil Specht

Music

Music Composed by

Otakar Jeremiáš

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Production info

Original Title

Port Arthur [německá verze]

English Title

Port Arthur [German version]

Parallel Title

Port Arthur

Category

Film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Premiere

15.01.1937

Production

Slavia-film

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Slavia-film

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

78 min

Versions

German