The Princess from the Cottage

Country

Austria-Hungary

Copyright

1918

Production year

1918

Premiere

21 February 1919

Runtime

49 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionmedium

Film state

lost film

Original title

Princezna z chalupy

Czech title

Princezna z chalupy

English title

The Princess from the Cottage

Synopsis

It is harvest time and old Mr and Mrs Lomoz are working on the estate together with their daughter Mařka. Mařka longs for the city life and willingly accepts the offer of a relative to go and life with her. She makes the acquaintance of the elegant Dr Vorel who is more interested in the inheritance she will receive from her aunt than the girl herself. When another relative is cited as heir, Vorel leaves Mařka. The disillusioned girl returns home but she soon becomes involved in a dispute with her sister-in-law. Thus she accepts an offer of marriage from a local farmer, Kopal. Kopal soon realises that he won't get much in the way of help from his wife. One day, before a storm, Kopal has to quickly take in the wheat from the field and he is seriously injured when his waggon overturns. Mařka changes after this accident and tries to make amends to Kopal. Not even Voral, who has found out about her aunt's will, in which Mařka is to inherit a fair sum, cannot take her away from her husband. Mařka stands firmly by her husband's side and rejects Vorel. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Note

The film materials are believed lost.

Cast

Josef Rozsíval

rolník Kopal

Inez Čeledová

Mařka Lomozová

Antonie Nedošinská

Mařčina teta

Rudolf Jílovský

dr. Vorel

A. Hlaváček

starý Lomoz, Mařčin otec

Maja Adamcová

Čeněk Fencl

dědeček

Crew and creators

Director of Photography

Václav Münzberger

Production info

Original Title

Princezna z chalupy

Czech Title

Princezna z chalupy

English Title

The Princess from the Cottage

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Film state

lost film

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Austria-Hungary

Copyright

1918

Production Year

1918

Premiere

premiere 21 February 1919 /unsuitable for youths/ (kino Světozor, Praha)

Production

Pragafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Pragafilm

Distribution

Kinema

Technical info

Duration typology

medium length film

Duration in minutes

49 min

Original length in metres

1 400 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,33

Colour

black & white

Sound

silent

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

without dialogue

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Intertitles languages

Czech

Opening/End credits languages

Czech