Eva's Divorce

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

Premiere

12 March 1937

Runtime

82 min

Director

Jan Sviták

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Rozvod paní Evy

Czech title

Rozvod paní Evy

English title

Eva's Divorce

Synopsis

The elegant wife of a widely known Prague lawyer, Eva Plužná does not pay too much attention to her young daughter. Spoilt by her husband she flits from one lover to another. Dr. Rybiak, the owner of a sanatorium where Eva is taking treatment, falls in love with her and asks her to leave her husband. Rybiak's wife Hana, also a doctor, discovers their affair and they row violently. Rybiak is arrested in Prague, where he has gone to be with Eva, because his wife is found poisoned by a mysterious poison. Eva's husband meanwhile catches her being unfaithful with a new lover and only the pleas of Eva's father and her little daughter prevent a divorce. In court, the testimonies of Rybiak's assistant and the taxi driver who once drove Eva and Rybiak worsen Rybiak's case. Eva then betrays him by denying their liaison under oath and by claiming he admitted to her that he had murdered his wife. At the last moment Rybiak is saved by a letter which Hana's cousin Jiří Málek brings to the court; it is Hana's letter of farewell to her husband before suicide. Eva, under pain of punishment for perjury, shoots herself in the courtroom.

Cast

Bedřich Vrbský

JUDr. Karel Plužný

Jiřina Šejbalová

Eva, Plužného žena

Bohunka Nosková

Evička, dcera Plužných

Helena Bušová

MUDr. Hana Rybiaková

Zvonimir Rogoz

MUDr. Richard Rybiak, Hanin manžel

Jaroslav Marvan

MUDr. Mudroň, Rybiakův asistent

Jiří Dohnal

Jiří Málek, bratranec Hany Rybiakové

Theodor Pištěk

mistr Beriti, penzionovaný herec, Evin otec

Betty Kysilková

Betty, žena Beritiho

Nancy Rubensová

vychovatelka Elenka

Ella Nollová

Hálová, bývalá bytná Jiřího

Ladislav Hemmer

milenec paní Evy

Václav Trégl

taxikář Václav Horáček

Karel Jičínský

předseda soudu

Čeněk Šlégl

státní návladní

Šimek

novinář

Helena Grünhutová

dáma ze společnosti

Karel Postranecký

řidič nákladního auta

Václav Mlčkovský

disponent firmy American Heating

Václav Menger

dozorce ve vězení

Ladislav Janeček

policejní inspektor

Marie Oliaková

členka poroty

Crew and creators

Director

Jan Sviták

Screenstory

Belo Mládek

Screenplay

Čeněk Šlégl

Director of Photography

Julius Vegricht

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production Manager

Karel Feix

Unit Production Manager

Karel Šilhánek

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Stelibský

Songs

Seňorito, až se setmí

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav MottlKarel Melíšek
Singer Oldřich Kovář

Nevěřím hvězdám (waltz)

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav MottlKarel Melíšek
Singer Jiřina ŠejbalováOldřich Kovář

Production info

Original Title

Rozvod paní Evy

Czech Title

Rozvod paní Evy

English Title

Eva's Divorce

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Production specifications

date of censorship 03/1937

Premiere

premiere 12 March 1937 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Hollywood /2 týdny/ a Praha /1 týden/, Praha)

Production

Nationalfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Nationalfilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

82 min

Original length in metres

2 335 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech