The Light of His Eyes

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Světlo jeho očí

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Premiere

06.03.1936

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Kubásek

Screenplay

Jaroslav Mottl, Karel Melíšek, Karel Špelina

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.

Cast

Jiří Steimar

prezident železáren Jan Nor

Jiří Dohnal

Ing. Frank Nor, syn prezidenta železnice

Zita Kabátová

Milena Lorencová-Hradilová, zvaná Světla

Nancy Rubensová

Eliška, dcera paní 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

R. A. Dvorský

dirigent

Melody Boys

pěvecký sbor

Ladislav Vachulka

klavírista

Crew and creators

Based on

Maryna Radoměrská (Světlo jeho očí – román)

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, Práce volá nás, Sám osud nám karty míchá, My jsme vojsko světoznámé

Songwriter

Josef Stelibský (Sen lásky), Josef Stelibský (Práce volá nás), Josef Stelibský (Sám osud nám karty míchá), Josef Stelibský (My jsme vojsko světoznámé)

Writer of Lyrics

Karel Růžička (Sen lásky), Karel Melíšek (Práce volá nás), Jaroslav Mottl (Práce volá nás), Karel Růžička (Sám osud nám karty míchá), Karel Růžička (My jsme vojsko světoznámé)

Singer

R. A. Dvorský (Sen lásky), Melody Boys (Sen lásky), Zita Kabátová (Sen lásky), sbor (Práce volá nás), Oldřich Kovář (Sám osud nám karty míchá), Setleři (My jsme vojsko světoznámé)

Production info

Original Title

Světlo jeho očí

English Title

The Light of His Eyes

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Premiere

06.03.1936

Production

Dafa

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Dafa

Technical info

Versions

Czech