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Life Is Beautiful (1940)

Zivot je krásný (original title)
While seated one evening in a wine-bar, a successful writer Jan Herold (Oldrich Nový) makes the acquaintance of a young, beginning painter, Jarmila Bendová (Lída Baarová). Jarmila has a ... See full summary »

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Oldrich Nový ...
Writer Jan Herold
Lída Baarová ...
Paintress Jarmila Bendová
Bedrich Veverka ...
Herold's Secretary Bedrich
Zita Kabátová ...
Paintress Helena
Ladislav Pesek ...
Sculptor Vojta Polívka
Jirí Steimar ...
Arnost Hartl - publisher
Lola Skrbková ...
Clerkess
Václav Trégl ...
Landlord
Frantisek Paul ...
Constable
Vladimír Majer ...
Tailor Láska
Ruzena Slemrová ...
Herold's Aunt Hermína
Frantisek Filipovský ...
Hartl's secretary
Antonín Zacpal ...
Butler
Jirí Vondrovic ...
Cameraman
Ladislav Brom ...
Postman
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While seated one evening in a wine-bar, a successful writer Jan Herold (Oldrich Nový) makes the acquaintance of a young, beginning painter, Jarmila Bendová (Lída Baarová). Jarmila has a financial and artistic crisis because she has lost the model for her last painting, without which she is unable to bring off her exhibition, and without selling her paintings at the exhibition she will not be able to pay her debt to her landlord. Herold comes to know of her problems and because he has fallen in love with the girl he tries to give her all possible help. Disguised as an old man he models for her so she will be able to finish her painting, as a exotic fortune-teller he frightens the landlord so he will not clamor for the rent from her, and he arranges an exhibition for her at his new publisher's in a prestigious gallery. Written by NFA.cz

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20 December 1940 (Czechoslovakia)  »

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