Eva's Divorce

drama

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Rozvod paní Evy

Runtime

82 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

Premiere

12.03.1937

Language version

Czech

Director

Jan Sviták

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

Josef Oliak

votant

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

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production Manager

Karel Feix

Unit Production Manager

Karel Šilhánek

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Stelibský

Songs

Seňorito, až se setmí, Nevěřím hvězdám (waltz)

Songwriter

Josef Stelibský (Seňorito, až se setmí), Josef Stelibský (Nevěřím hvězdám)

Writer of Lyrics

Jaroslav Mottl (Seňorito, až se setmí), Karel Melíšek (Seňorito, až se setmí), Jaroslav Mottl (Nevěřím hvězdám), Karel Melíšek (Nevěřím hvězdám)

Singer

Oldřich Kovář (Seňorito, až se setmí), Jiřina Šejbalová (Nevěřím hvězdám), Oldřich Kovář (Nevěřím hvězdám)

Production info

Original Title

Rozvod paní Evy

English Title

Eva's Divorce

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Premiere

12.03.1937

Production

Nationalfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Nationalfilm

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

82 min

Versions

Czech