For the Girl

Country

Austria-Hungary

Copyright

1918

Production year

1918

Premiere

3 March 1919

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

feature

Original title

O děvčicu

Czech title

O děvčicu

English title

For the Girl

Parallel Title

Podlužácké hody v Lanžhotě

Synopsis

May-Day celebrations are under way in a small Moravian village. The chief miller opens the festivities. Anka is an amiable young girl whom all the lads in the village are trying to court. The forester also admires her and asks her for a dance under the May pole. The young lads draw her away from him since someone from outside the village is not allowed to behave in this way with a village girl during the May-Day celebrations. Anka runs off into the woods. The forester catches her up and tries to force his attentions on her. Anka tries to defend herself. The village lads find them in the woods, they take the forester back to his house and the celebrations continue.

Note

The film was made during the last few days before the founding of the Czechoslovak Republic in September 1918. The scenes of the village feasting appeared once more in 1925 as The Podlužácký Feast in Lanžhot (280m).

In 1980s the film was reconstructed by Czechoslovak Film Institute.

Cast

Florentin Steinsberg

lesní sedlák Gajda

Ida Elková

Gajdova žena

Vlasta Lašková

Anka, dcera Gajdových

Mikuláš Souček

stárek Jozka

Cyril Bartošík

Francek, Jozkův kamarád

Emil Focht

myslivec

Crew and creators

Production info

Original Title

O děvčicu

English Title

For the Girl

Parallel Title

Podlužácké hody v Lanžhotě

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Austria-Hungary

Copyright

1918

Production Year

1918

Premiere

3 March 1919

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Bratři Deglové

Technical info

Versions

Czech