Love Song

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Píseň lásky

Runtime

96

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1940

Production year

1940

Premiere

08.03.1940

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Binovec

Screenplay

František Kocourek, Rudolf Vaníček

Screenstory

František Kocourek, Rudolf Vaníček

Synopsis

Kamila, the wife of a construction engineer in the motor industry, is lying in the maternity ward awaiting the birth of her baby; with her is an unknown woman who will not reveal the name of the father of her child. The nurse Marta tells her that the unknown woman and her child have died and that Kamila has given birth to a little girl. Kamila's husband is killed in a car accident during a test run; Kamila then takes her daughter Jana to Italy in order that she can study singing. They return four years later. They are accompanied by Lípa, a famous composer, and his pupil Skála. Both fall in love with the beautiful Jana, which affects their friendship. The situation is complicated by the arrival of the consultant from the maternity ward, Dr Slezák, who has long been Kamila's admirer. He has discovered that, years ago, when Kamila gave birth to a stillborn baby, the nurse Marta gave her the little girl born to the unknown woman, who herself died in childbirth; Jana's father is Lípa the composer. Slezák tells this only to Lípa who now understands why Jana was so close to him. Jana becomes engaged to Skála and Kamila allows Slezák to become part of her life. Lípa plays the organ for both couples at their joint wedding.

Cast

Pavel Ludikar

skladatel a dirigent Jan Lípa

Vladimír Borský

konstruktér Ing. Vondrák

Marie Rosůlková

Kamila, Vondrákova žena

Hana Vítová

Jana, dcera Kamily

Ladislav Boháč

klavírista Zdeněk Skála

Jaroslav Marvan

asistent MUDr. Slezák, později primář

Jan Sviták

primář porodnice

Zdeňka Baldová

služka u Vondráků Karlička

Marie Ptáková

vrchní sestra Marta Vaňková

Karel Veverka

učitel zpěvu maestro Luigi Sebastian

Jindra Hermanová

vyslancova žena

Jan Černý

komorník

Antonín Holzinger

impresário skladatele Lípy

Alois Dvorský

dědeček

Jiří Schreinzer

host na večírku

Jaroslav Hladík

host na večírku

Marie Oliaková

host na večírku

Bolek Prchal

vrátný v porodnici Houdek

Milka Balek-Brodská

hospodyně u Lípy

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Josef Zezulka

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka, Bohumil Heš

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Emanuel Formánek

Production Manager

Otakar Sedláček

Music

Music Composed by

Dalibor C. Vačkář

Selected Music

J. L. Dusík (Concerto in pianoforte), Ludwig van Beethoven (Klavírní koncert Es dur), Josef Suk (Píseň lásky)

Music Performed by

Česká filharmonie, Josef Páleníček (klavír)

Music Conducted by

Karel Šejna (Česká filharmonie)

Songs

Píseň lásky, Neapolitana, Já vás měl rád

Songwriter

Josef Suk (Píseň lásky), Dalibor C. Vačkář (Neapolitana), Šeremetěv (Já vás měl rád)

Writer of Lyrics

Ladislav Brom (Píseň lásky), Ladislav Brom (Neapolitana), Ladislav Brom (Já vás měl rád)

Singer

Pavel Ludikar (Píseň lásky), Hana Vítová (Neapolitana), Pavel Ludikar (Já vás měl rád)

Production info

Original Title

Píseň lásky

English Title

Love Song

Copyright

1940

Production Year

1940

Premiere

08.03.1940

Production

Brom

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Brom

Technical info

Versions

Czech