Her Sin

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1939

Production year

1939

Premiere

5 May 1939

Runtime

89 min

Category

film

Genre

drama, social

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Její hřích

Czech title

Její hřích

English title

Her Sin

Synopsis

Medical student Lola Holmová is studying for her final examinations. She refuses the advances of the psychatrist Associate Professor Linn who has been courting her. The bank teller Goll lives profligately and his salary is not sufficient for his excesses. He is in a tight spot and has mental problems. He seeks medical help and by chance becomes acquainted with Lola. At the beginning she spurns Goll's attentions, but then she does not resist and becomes his lover. Goll embezzles money. He is found out and is threatened with prison. He hopes his uncle will come to his aid. His uncle, however, refuses. Goll asks the unsuspecting Lola for a recommendation to Assistant Professor Linn. He wants to preclude his confinement to a psychiatric hospital, but Linn will not receive him. Goll, who hopes his love for Lola will change his mind, loses hope and in his apprehension that he would ruin Lola he chooses suicide. Lola looks for him in vain. Once again she throws herself into her studies to forget Goll. She successfully passes her final exams, but when she discovers that the man whom she has dissected and has classified as syphilitic is Goll, she breaks down. She recovers from the shock after a long time in the hospital. Linn patiently cares for her. After tests are conducted it is shown that Lola is quite healthy and Linn proposes marriage to her. Only now, after the jolting experience, does Lola realize that she loves him.

Note

Documentary shots from the Great steeple chase of Pardubice are used in the film.

Cast

Zita Kabátová

medička Lola Holmová

Zdeněk Štěpánek

psychiatr docent Linn

Ladislav Boháč

pokladník banky Jaroslav Goll

František Smolík

továrník, Gollův strýc

Nelly Gaierová

barová zpěvačka Carmen

Jára Pospíšil

Carmenin milenec

Karel Černý

primář nemocnice

Jiří Steimar

generální ředitel banky

Jaroslav Marvan

policejní inspektor

Bedřich Veverka

policejní komisař

Jola Djuričová

barová zpěvačka Anna Málková zvaná Perla

Milada Smolíková

Kovářová, bytná Loly

František Kovářík

sluha u továrníka Antonín

Stanislav Neumann

František Vobořil zvaný Červík

Žofie Napravilová

pouliční zpěvačka

Antonín Kandert

návštěvník dostihů

Karel Šott

účetní ředitel banky

Miloš Šubrt

karbaník

Ladislav Janeček

reportér na dostizích

Karel Beníško

host v baru Pohádka

František Černý

host v baru Pohádka

Karel Němec

host v baru Pohádka

Majva Červená

host v baru Pohádka

Filip Balek-Brodský

host v baru Pohádka

Jiří Schreinzer

host v baru Pohádka

Vladimír Štros

vrátný v baru

František Milič

nemocniční laborant

Crew and creators

Based on

Otakar Hanuš (Pitva – povídka z knihy Portréty milenek)

Director of Photography

Jaroslav Tuzar

Production Designer

A. L. Salač

Film Editor

Richard Anderle

Titles Designed by

Lorenc

Production Manager

Oldřich Kmínek

Unit Production Manager

Karel Šilhánek

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Pešta

Songs

Pojď, moje milá, tančit

Songwriter Jan Pešta
Writer of Lyrics Jarmila Kmínková
Singer Jára PospíšilNelly Gaierová

Vím, že přijdeš, proto čekám

Songwriter Jan Pešta
Writer of Lyrics Jarmila Kmínková
Singer Žofie Napravilová

Mám jenom život jeden

Songwriter Jan Pešta
Writer of Lyrics Jarmila Kmínková
Singer Jola Djuričová

Imate li vino

Songwriter Jan Pešta
Writer of Lyrics Jarmila Kmínková
Singer Jola Djuričová

Production info

Original Title

Její hřích

Czech Title

Její hřích

English Title

Her Sin

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama, social

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1939

Production Year

1939

Production specifications

date of censorship 03/1939
projection approval 23 January 1946 (neschváleno do distribuce)

Premiere

premiere 5 May 1939 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Adrie /1 týden/ a Hvězda /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Nationalfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Foja Radlice

Distribution

Nationalfilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

89 min

Original length in metres

2 543 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Visatone

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech