Heart at Dusk

melodrama

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Srdce v soumraku

Runtime

113 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Premiere

20.11.1936

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladimír Slavínský

Synopsis

Julie Vlachová goes to the hospital to collect her baby boy. It seems to her the children have been swapped and she thinks the child is not hers. The nurse assures her there can have been no mistake. Over the coming years Julie brings up her five children but does not have much joy from them. Ludvík squanders money with a bar singer; Anči, a manicurist, runs away to Paris; spoilt Petr sponges money off mother. His twin, Pavel, was never much loved by Julie since the incident in the natality clinic, even though he is the only one who helps her. Pavel works in a radio factory and is very successful. He loves the daughter of the factory owner, Marcela, but she prefers Petr. A photograph published one day in the papers confirms Julie's long-held suspicions. By virtue of their identical looks she discovers Petr's twin is the violinist Jan Svatoš, not Pavel. But Jan's father forbids her to meet his son. The nurse admits that the children really were accidentally switched all those years ago. Petr leaves Marcela and marries into money. Marcela is disappointed but has come to realise Pavel is after all preferable, and she gladly accepts his love. Jan Svatoš tragically dies and his father wants Pavel to return to him, but he refuses to.

Cast

Helena Friedlová

vdova po učiteli Julie Vachová

Rolf Wanka

montér Pavel, syn Vachové

Jiří Vondrovič

adjunkt Petr, syn Vachové/Jan Svatoš ml.

Hana Vítová

manikérka Anči, dcera Vachové

Raoul Schránil

úředník Ludva, syn Vachové

Fanča Foltová

Helena, dcera Vachové

Jiří Dohnal

ministerský úředník Miloš Kalina

Theodor Pištěk

továrník Jánský

Věra Ferbasová

Marcela, dcera továrníka Jánského

Alois Peterka

továrník Zachar

Josef Gruss

Emil Zachar, syn továrníka

František Roland

Jan Svatoš

Božena Stehlíčková

tanečnice Rita Lawrencia

Jiří Hron

Ritin tanečník v baru

Milada Smolíková

služka Týna

Alois Dvorský

sluha Josef

Jarmila Švabíková

sestra v porodnici Anna

Marie Světlá

sestra v porodnici Božena

Jiří Steimar

šéflékař v porodnici

Emil Dlesk

zřízenec v porodnici

Stanislav Bláha

sekretář továrníka Jánského

Vladimír Beztahovský

dětský pacient František Zelenka

Štefan Munk

továrník z Liberce Karel Hoffman

Rudolf Maria Mandée

koncertní pianista

Fráňa Vajner

dělník v továrně

Rudolf Stahl

dělník v továrně

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Václav Dražil

Based on

Maryna Radoměrská (Srdce v soumraku – román)

Camera

Jan Roth

Production Designer

Bohumil Heš, Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

František Nestler

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

František Jerhot

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš

Songs

Stříbrný hlas

Songwriter

Josef Dobeš (Stříbrný hlas)

Writer of Lyrics

Otakar Hanuš (Stříbrný hlas)

Singer

Jiří Vondrovič (Stříbrný hlas)

Production info

Original Title

Srdce v soumraku

English Title

Heart at Dusk

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Premiere

20.11.1936

Production

Elekta

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Elekta

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

113 min

Versions

Czech