Grounds for Divorce [German version]

Country

Czechoslovakia, Germany

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

Premiere

17 August 1937

Runtime

83 min

Director

Karel Lamač

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Důvod k rozvodu [německá verze]

Czech title

Důvod k rozvodu [německá verze]

English title

Grounds for Divorce [German version]

Parallel Title

Der Scheidungsgrund

Synopsis

Composer Pavel Bertl is a drunkard and gambler who manages over a few years to gamble away all the family property. Werner, a lawyer, follows the unhappy life of Pavel's wife Helena and suggests she get a divorce. Helena, however, still loves Pavel and refuses. Werner thus convinces Pavel to set a trap for Helena which would prove Pavel's infidelity. They involve Anna Plavcová in their plans, a girl Helena had got to know at the pawnbrokers when the latter was pawning her last piece of jewellery. Anna and Pavel go off to the mountains together accompanied by Špargl who is to photograph them in a compromising situation. Špargl does his job and the photograph fulfils its aim. Helena divorces Pavel. The whole affair ends badly for Anna, whose boyfriend, the illusionist Skála, leaves her as well. After the divorce, Anna confesses to Helena that the photograph was a set-up and that Pavel had not been unfaithful to her. Helena forgives Pavel and Skála also realises that Anna had not betrayed him. Both couples then begin making wedding plans.

Note

KDN-A 1720,0 m and KK-A are preserved in the GOSFILMOFOND OF RUSSIA, Beyje Stolby.

Cast

Anny Ondráková

Anny Stromová

Paul Hörbiger

hudební skladatel Toni Bernhof

Ruth Eweler

Alice, Toniho žena

Jack Trevor

Ralph Fenton

Hans Volker

justiční rada Werkmann

Robert Dorsay

úředník Spargel

Josef Oliak

návštěvník herny

Marie Oliaková

návštěvnice herny

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Lamač

Based on

Karl Bachmann (Der Spieler – divadelní hra)

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Ervín Drexler

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš

Writer of Lyrics

Aldo von Pinelli

Production info

Original Title

Důvod k rozvodu [německá verze]

English Title

Grounds for Divorce [German version]

Parallel Title

Der Scheidungsgrund

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia, Germany

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Premiere

17 August 1937

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Moldavia

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

83 min

Versions

German