The Woman in White is Lost

children, narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Ztratila se Bílá paní

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

Premiere

25.03.1938

Language version

Czech

Director

Miloš Wasserbauer

Synopsis

In the picture gallery of an old chateau French painter Grikov is copying a rare painting by Van Dyck "Woman in White". Boys, friends of the castellan's grandson, play at the chateau and they decide to explore a secret corridor they have discovered in the area around the chateau. They notice that the corridor ends in the picture gallery. The new teacher finds out that one of her pupils, Lojzík Novák, is lame and that his poor widowed mother does not have enough money for him to have an operation. The chateau's secretary, who has ordered the copy be made, attempts to steal the painting. In an unguarded moment, however, a dog deprives him of the rolled up canvas. The rare original then passes through the hands of several people who have no idea of its value. It even lands up on a kite and also as a target at a shooting-range. Because the likeable painter is suspected of the theft the boys would like to help him. They find the painting and with the aid of the secret corridor they also prove guilty the true thief. The owner of the chateau pays them a reward which the boys want to give over for Lojzík's operation. The touched lord of the chateau, however, pays the entire medical expense. The young teacher becomes closer to the painter.

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Cast

Jindřich Plachta

kastelán Sojka

Josef Skřivan

francouzský malíř Grikov

František Paul

policajt a malíř Vaňousek

Karel Urbánek

majitel hradu Hornovský

Zdenka Habrovcová

Kamila, dcera Hornovského

Miloš Nedbal

tajemník Hornovského Tragač

Jan Purkrábek

majitel kolotoče Koulička

Stanislav Hejný

detektiv

Jiří Hron

četnický strážmistr

Vlasta Hrubá

učitelka Skalská

Jarmila Urbánková

majitelka střelnice Paličková

Nina Balcarová

Nováková, matka Věrky a Lojzíka

Antonín Kočí

mrzáček Lojzík Novák

Zdenka Žižková

Věrka Nováková

Alois Fiala (2)

Jiřík, kastelánův vnuk

Milan Moravec

Frantík

Josef Hudeček

Pepík

Karel Pospíšil (2)

Toník

Josef Kraus (2)

četník

J. Valenta

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Josef Kraus (2)

Screenstory

Věra Strelcová

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Set Designer

Alois Mecera

Production Manager

Karel Žižka

Music

Music Composed by

Vilém Tauský

Songs

Ztratila se Bílá paní, Pochod mladých, Koupala se bába v moři, Ej uchněm

Songwriter

K. M. Walló (Ztratila se Bílá paní), Vilém Tauský (Ztratila se Bílá paní), Vilém Tauský (Pochod mladých)

Writer of Lyrics

K. M. Walló (Ztratila se Bílá paní), K. M. Walló (Pochod mladých)

Singer

František Paul (Ztratila se Bílá paní), ženský hlas (Ztratila se Bílá paní), dětský sbor (Pochod mladých), František Paul (Koupala se bába v moři)

Production info

Original Title

Ztratila se Bílá paní

English Title

The Woman in White is Lost

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

children, narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Premiere

25.03.1938

Production

Legiafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Legiafilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech