Janusz Warnecki, Mieczysław Krawicz1932, 1 h 32 min
Countess Joanna Grudzińska loves Walerian Łukasiński, a Polish officer fighting for independence. Their wedding plans are shuttered when the Grand Duke Constantine himself, the heir to the Russian throne, asks for Joanna’s hand.
An epic historical and costume drama based on Wacław Gąsiorowski’s novel “Księżna Łowicka” to celebrate the centenary of the outbreak of the November Uprising.
An interesting example of a film from a breakthrough period, combining elements of silent film and talkies. It’s also the first Polish costume sound film.
The main roles are played by three stars of the Polish stage and screen: Jadwiga Smosarska, Stefan Jaracz and Józef Węgrzyn.
written by Wiktor Brumer
director of photography Zbigniew Gniazdowski
music by Feliks Rybicki
lyrics by Leon Schiller, Janusz Warnecki
production design by Stefan Norris
cast Jadwiga Smosarska, Stefan Jaracz, Józef Węgrzyn, Stanisław Gruszczyński, Jan Szymański, Artur Socha, Aleksander Zelwerowicz, Amalia Rotter-Jarnińska, Kazimierz Jarocki, Loda Niemirzanka