The Light of His Eyes

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Premiere

6 March 1936

Runtime

90 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Světlo jeho očí

Czech title

Světlo jeho očí

English title

The Light of His Eyes

Synopsis

Engineer Frank Nor loses his sight in an accident. When his superficial fiancée Eliška leaves him, he attempts suicide. To stop him from trying again, his father hires him a young nurse, Milena, who takes wonderful care of Frank, becoming the "light of his eyes". They become very attached to each other. They go for an outing in the car but Milena crashes. She escapes uninjured but Frank is knocked unconscious and has to go to the hospital. Milena wants to attend to Frank herself. When Frank comes round, he finds he has recovered his eyesight. Milena is amazed and unable to speak, but Frank orders her out of the room. She is miserable and leaves. Now that Frank is healthy Eliška tries to get him back, so she invites him to the spa. There Frank meets Mrs Lorencová, whose voice he recognises. With his father's help he finds out that the young woman is in fact Milena. He also finds out Milena has given birth to their son who she is bringing up herself. Nothing now stands in the way of their happiness together.

Note

The interiors were supplied by B. Mayer´s furniture and decor factory, Štěpánská 55, Prague II.

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Cast

Jiří Steimar

prezident železáren Jan Nor

Jiří Dohnal

Ing. Frank Nor, syn prezidenta železáren

Zita Kabátová

Milena Lorencová-Hradilová zvaná Světla

Nancy Rubensová

Eliška, dcera Davidové

Čeněk Šlégl

bankéř Burda

Mary Šlégrová

Helena

Václav Trégl

sluha Ondřej

Anna Prchalová

kuchařka Anna

Růžena Bačáková

lékařka

František V. Kučera

docent dr. Hlavatý

Jan Černý

sekretář v továrně

Jaroslav Hladík

host v lázních

Max Burton

host v lázních

Václav Pata

vrchní číšník

Robert Ford

host v baru

Jaroslav Sadílek

malíř-bohém s proslovem

Jiří Vondrovič

malíř-bohém

F. X. Mlejnek

malíř-bohém spící

Oldřich Kovář

malíř-bohém Otakar Laban

Karel Šilhánek

malíř-bohém

Bedřich Kubala

malíř-bohém

Setleři

pěvecký sbor

Melody Boys

pěvecký sbor

Crew and creators

Based on

Maryna Radoměrská (Světlo jeho očí – román)

Director of Photography

Karel Degl

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Set Designer

Jan Petera

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Titles Designed by

Lorenc

Production Manager

Karel Špelina

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Stelibský

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Songs

Sen lásky

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Karel Růžička
Singer R. A. DvorskýMelody BoysZita Kabátová

Práce volá nás

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Karel MelíšekJaroslav Mottl
Singer sbor

Sám osud nám karty míchá

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Karel Růžička
Singer Oldřich Kovář

My jsme vojsko světoznámé

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Karel Růžička
Singer Setleři

Production info

Original Title

Světlo jeho očí

Czech Title

Světlo jeho očí

English Title

The Light of His Eyes

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Production specifications

date of censorship 02/1936
projection approval 5 November 1945 (konec povolení k promítání 5. 11. 1947)
projection approval 1947 (neschváleno do distribuce)

Premiere

premiere 6 March 1936 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Gaumont /2 týdny/, Juliš /2 týdny/ a Praha /2 týdny/, Praha)
renewed premiere 22 December 1945 /suitable for youths/

Production

Dafa

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Dafa (původní 1936), Státní půjčovna filmů (obnovená 1945)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

90 min

Original length in metres

2 550 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