Gypsy Love

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production year

1938

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

feature

Original title

Cikánská láska

Czech title

Cikánská láska

English title

Gypsy Love

Parallel Title

Cikánská láska aneb Útočiště zabloudilých

Synopsis

The prodigal Zdeněk enters the office of the "Homeless shelter" where Mr Morel exhorts him to make a new start in life. Zdeněk decides to go off to live with the Gypsies who are passing by. They have camped on land belonging to an old lady who lives there with her daughter, Zornička, whose father was a Gypsy. Zornička falls in love with Zdeněk, whom the Gypsy girl Gerta hopes to win for herself. After a scandal at a dance, Zornička gloomily chooses to marry the family friend Morel. She becomes a mother but is unhappy. She receives a letter from Zdeněk who has returned home and does not know she is married. Zornička seeks advice from the homeless office, where Morel overhears the whole conversation. He begins to suspect the child is not his and attempts suicide. In desperation Zornička takes the child and jumps into the river with it. The Gypsy Martička sees her and calls for help. Mother and child are saved. Morel has only injured himself with a gunshot and will recover. Zornička realises how much her husband loves him and that he deserves her complete love. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Note

The film materials are believed lost. According to the film yearbook issued at the time film was made, the length of the film was 2320,0 m.

Cast

L. Gryner

starostův syn

Michal Mikotinec

cikán Joska

Ada Pellová-Czivišová

cikánka Gerta

Jan W. Speerger

soukromník pan Morel

Jiří Hron

Zdeněk

Ella Nollová

babička Zorničky

Ika Štěpánová

Lili Regnardová

Joskova dcerka Martička

Marie Oliaková

paní ve spolku

Crew and creators

Screenstory

A. K. Klika

Production Designer

A. Nečas, Otto Németh

Sound Designer

Otto Németh, A. Nečas

Music

Music Composed by

Jaroslav Sýkora

Songs

Nevěř, děvčátko!, Píseň pražských zvonů

Songwriter

Josef Stelibský (Nevěř, děvčátko!), Josef Stelibský (Píseň pražských zvonů)

Production info

Original Title

Cikánská láska

English Title

Gypsy Love

Parallel Title

Cikánská láska aneb Útočiště zabloudilých

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production Year

1938

Production

Lovětínský

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Alba

Technical info

Versions

Czech