It Was the First of May / It Was the First May, There Was the Time for Love

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Byl první máj

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1919

Production year

1919

Premiere

10.06.1919

Language version

Czech

Director

Thea Červenková

Screenplay

Thea Červenková

Screenstory

Thea Červenková

Synopsis

A young man in love is waiting on a park bench for his beloved to arrive. She meets an old philanderer at the window of a goldsmith's who gives her the jewel she has admired in the window. The young man sees the old seducer courting his girl from behind some bushes in the park. Shortly afterwards the philanderer goes to visit her family. During coffee he gives mother and daughter more jewellery than they have ever seen in their lives. When the jilted lover sees them come out of church, in his despair, he jumps into the river. At that moment the young man wakes up - it was all a dream. The girl arrives. They kiss among the bushes and a little Cupid sniffs the sweet fragrance of the flowers.

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Cast

Eva Levínská

dívka

Ludmila Innemannová

dívčina matka

Josef Šváb-Malostranský

starý záletník

Crew and creators

Production info

Original Title

Byl první máj

English Title

It Was the First of May / It Was the First May, There Was the Time for Love

Parallel Title

Byl první máj, byl lásky čas

Copyright

1919

Production Year

1919

Premiere

10.06.1919

Production

Filmový ústav

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Slaviafilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech