Gabriela

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1941

Production year

1941

Premiere

13 February 1942

Runtime

79 min

Category

film

Genre

drama, psychological

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Gabriela

Czech title

Gabriela

English title

Gabriela

Parallel title

Gabriele

Synopsis

Gabriela Tuzarová is still deeply in love with her husband Petr despite the fact that he has turned cold to her. Petr is an accountant in a printing house and secretly speculates on the stock exchange. He maintains a relationship with the proprietress of the firm, Ms. Šeborová. He loses Gabriela's dowry through speculating, borrows 30,000 crowns from the firm's funds and even loses this. The famous maestro Štěpán Tuzar, Petr's brother, comes to Prague. He is enchanted with Gabriela. There is going to be an audit of the accounts at the printing house. Petr, who has envied his brother's success his whole life, controls himself and asks him for some money. For his love for Gabriela Štěpán resolves to help out his brother. Petr decides to divorce his wife and through marriage with Ms. Šeborová acquire a share in the printing house. He notifies Gabriela of his decision at the moment the young woman has renounced Štěpán's love. The desperate Gabriela prepares to poison herself and writes a farewell letter. Petr, however, recovers his senses and contritely returns home. By mistake he drinks the prepared poison and is carried off to the hospital. In the course of being treated he once again realizes the value of Gabriela's character and her love.

Cast

Marie Glázrová

Gabriela Tuzarová

Karel Höger

pokladník Petr Tuzar, Gabrielin muž

Vladimír Leraus

dirigent Štěpán Tuzar, Petrův bratr

Zdeňka Baldová

hospodyně u Tuzarů Žofka

Jiří Steimar

Štěpánův společník Michal

Marie Rosůlková

majitelka tiskárny Irena Šeborová

Jindřich Plachta

učitel hudby Kudrna

Vladimír Salač

student hudby Jindříšek

Theodor Pištěk

podvodný bankéř Palous

Josef Gruss

účetní Carda

František Filipovský

účetní František Kalista

Ada Dohnal

revizor účtů

Bohuš Záhorský

revizor účtů

F. X. Mlejnek

listonoš

Alois Dvorský

strojmistr

Karel Kolár

faktor v tiskárně Matoušek

Karel Máj

redaktor Marek

František Lašek

muž v kavárně

Miloš Šubrt

muž v kavárně

Slávka Rosenbergová

žena v kavárně

Emanuel Kovařík

zlodějíček

Vladimír Štros

recepční v hotelu

František Paul

hlídač na stavbě

Světla Svozilová

otravná paní na večírku

Ada Karlovský

host na večírku

Emma Kubalová

host na večírku

Bohumil Langer

host na večírku

Jaroslav Hladík

host na večírku

Josef Dvorský

host na večírku

Jiřina Hladíková

host na večírku

Hugo Huška

host na večírku

Milena Velíšková

posluchačka koncertu

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Vladimír Neff

Director of Photography

Václav Hanuš

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Production Manager

Václav Dražil

Unit Production Manager

Josef Zezulka

Music

Selected Music

Ludwig van Beethoven (Sonáta cis moll Měsíční svit), Antonín Dvořák (Předehra Karneval)

Music Performed by

Česká filharmonie,

Production info

Original Title

Gabriela

Czech Title

Gabriela

English Title

Gabriela

Parallel Title

Gabriele

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama, psychological

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1941

Production Year

1941

Production specifications

date of censorship 27 January 1942 (kulturně-výchovný)
projection approval 20 September 1945 (konec povolení k promítání 20. 9. 1946)
projection approval 13 September 1946 (konec povolení k promítání 13. 3. 1947)

Premiere

premiere 13 February 1942 /suitable for youths/ (kina Adria /2 týdny/, Lucerna /3 týdny/ a Phönix /3 týdny/, Praha)
renewed premiere 09/1945 /unsuitable for youths/

Production

Nationalfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Pragfilm Radlice

Distribution

Nationalfilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

79 min

Original length in metres

2 450 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech, German