Gustav Machatý / CZ, 1929
Czech subtitles, 85 min
Andrea is a young virgin who lives with her railwayman father. She is afraid of strangers, and is horrified when her father lets a young gentleman, Georg, stay overnight to escape from the rain storm outside. Her father goes off to work his shift leaving his daughter and the young man together. In the middle of the night, after she is woken up by a telephone call, Georg seduces Andrea, and leaves her the following morning to return to the city and his married lover Gilda. Andrea is left pregnant and alone and, rather than dishonour her father, wanders off to have her child. When it is stillborn, she seems at her lowest ebb, only for her to be attacked by a couple of would-be rapists. She’s rescued by another man, Gateman, who receives a serious injury from the assailants. Once fully recovered, indebted to each other, Gateman and Andrea marry, only for Georg to turn up and Andrea to realise she’s still in love with him.