One Night at Karlštejn Castle

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Noc na Karlštejně

Runtime

45

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1919

Production year

1919

Premiere

02.01.1920

Language version

Czech

Director

Olaf Larus-Racek

Screenplay

Emil Vachek

Screenstory

Emil Vachek

Synopsis

Lovers, Jaroslav and Růženka escort Růženka's mother to Karlštejn Castle. In vain do they try to escape from her mother, until finally Jaroslav buys the last tickets for a sight-seeing tour of the castle. However, by the time Mother reaches the castle it is closed and the touris already in progress. Jaroslav and Růženka get left behind on the tour and are forced to spend the night in the castle. They dream that they find themselves in the fourteenth century and are locked in the castle dungeon. When Petr Cyperský discovers that a woman has spent the night in the castle he brings the lovers before King Charles IV. The King decides, that for the sake of appearances they must be punished and then he allows them to go free. On theis escape, however, Petr Cyperský catches up with them and takes them with him back to his house. They become his slaves. Jaroslav works in the fields, Růženka becomes part of the harem. When they both stand firmly against his orders, Petr ties them together, puts them in a sack and throws them in to the river. The lovers wake up from the terrible dream fearing that the worst is yet to come when they face mother. In a year they return to Karlštejn again. They are now married and have a small baby.

Cast

Josef Bělský

Jaroslav

Berta Šíblová-Zuzáková

Růženka, Jaroslavova milá

Málka Tuháčková

matka Růženky/kat/otrokyně

Václav Plavec

profesor/písař/eunuch

Olga Illiková

stará panna

Rudolf Budil

císař Karel IV.

Petr Roch

arcibiskup Arnošt z Pardubic

Henry Patsch

král Petr Cyperský

Olaf Larus-Racek

purkrabí

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Emil Vachek

Based on

Jaroslav Vrchlický (Noc na Karlštejně – divadelní hra)

Screenplay

Emil Vachek

Production Designer

František Josef Leopold

Production info

Original Title

Noc na Karlštejně

English Title

One Night at Karlštejn Castle

Copyright

1919

Production Year

1919

Premiere

02.01.1920

Production

Pragafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Kinema

Technical info

Versions

Czech