In Temptation

melodrama

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

V pokušení

Runtime

78 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production year

1938

Premiere

03.02.1939

Language version

Czech

Director

Miroslav Cikán

Synopsis

The engineer Jan Svoboda has finally found a job with the factory owner Kolár. He is sent to America for a year and leaves his fiancée Eva behind at home. When he has gone she discovers she is pregnant. She loses her job and is in financial difficulties. Jan's brother, Pavel the priest, takes Eva and her baby to live with him in the countryside. Jan is sorely tempted. Kolár's daughter Mary has fallen for him and witholds Eva's letters in the belief that Jan will forget about Eva. Eva is courted by Vilém, an innkeeper's son. Pavel decides to write to Jan. Only thus does Jan find out he is a father and he decides to return straight away. Mary is distressed to see what she has caused and begs Jan to forgive her. Meanwhile Vilém, who did not get his way with Eva even by using force, spreads gossip in the village that Pavel is the father of Eva's child. The villagers demand that she leaves. Pavel prevents the despairing Eva from committing suicide. Everything is explained upon Jan's sudden return. Nothing now stands in the way of Eva and Jan's marriage.

Cast

Jiří Dohnal

Ing. Jan Svoboda

Ladislav Boháč

farář Pavel, Janův bratr

Marie Glázrová

Eva Skálová, Janova snoubenka

Vlasta Hrubá

Inka, Evina přítelkyně

Jaroslav Marvan

továrník Kolár

Nataša Gollová

Mary, Kolárova dcera

Vilém Pfeiffer

Karel Kubát

Miloš Šubrt

hostinský, Kubátův otec

Helena Bušová

služka v hostinci Marta

Eman Fiala

vesnický blázen Frantík zvaný Hopsátko

Vladimír Šmeral

chasník Emil

Vilém Pruner

ctitel Mary Artur Stránský

Jan Černý

lékař v porodnici

Božena Schejbalová

komorná

Jarmila Holmová

sekretářka Mary Kolárové

Alois Dvorský

kostelník

Marie Ježková

kostelníkova žena

R. A. Strejka

chasník

Milka Balek-Brodská

venkovská klepna

Ladislav Janeček

Petr, spolupracovník Ing. Svobody

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Antonín Kubový

Based on

Marie Křížová (Velké pokušení – román)

Screenplay

Karel Steklý

Camera

Jan Roth

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Titles Designed by

Lorenc

Production Manager

Eduard Kehm

Music

Music Composed by

Miloš Smatek

Songs

Nesem vám noviny, Vánoční koledy, Před tvou velebností na kolena padáme

Singer

chlapecký sbor (Před tvou velebností na kolena padáme)

Production info

Original Title

V pokušení

English Title

In Temptation

Working Title

Velké pokušení

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production Year

1938

Premiere

03.02.1939

Production

La Tricolore

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

La Tricolore

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

78 min

Versions

Czech