Through Suffering to Glory

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1919

Production year

1919

Premiere

léto 1919

Category

film

Genre

historical

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Film state

partially realised project, lost film

Original title

Utrpením ke slávě

Czech title

Utrpením ke slávě

English title

Through Suffering to Glory

Working title

Utrpením k slávě

Summary

Unfinished film.

Synopsis

An attempt at a historical show describing the suffering of the Czech people from mythical times to the Bílá hora and the tragic world wars; the film is concluded with an apotheosis of the resurrection of the nation of Hus and Žižka.

Note

The film was never completed due to errors and endless modifications. It was probably shown in the summer of 1919 only in country cinemas. With the film and some of the actors was associated a moral affair with the Excelsiorfilm’s Actor School. The film materials are believed lost.

Cast

Richard F. Branald

Sibylla/Jan Žižka z Trocnova/český bratr

Pavla Vachková

kněžna Libuše

Karel Lamač

českobratrský písmák/barikádník/další jedna role

Vladimír Pospíšil-Born

hrabě Jáchym Ondřej Šlik/koniášský inkvizitor/barikádník

Mary Jansová

písmákova žena

Čeněk Šlégl

Jan Amos Komenský

Mario Karas

novinář Karel Havlíček Borovský

Karel Faltys

císař Karel IV.

Marie Branaldová

děvče z lidu

Olga Málková-Hájková

starší žena z lidu

Gustav Machatý

český bratr

Karel Vorlíček

barikádník

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Karel M. Klos

Screenplay

Karel M. Klos

Production Designer

Karel Štapfer

Production info

Original Title

Utrpením ke slávě

Czech Title

Utrpením ke slávě

English Title

Through Suffering to Glory

Working Title

Utrpením k slávě

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Film state

partially realised project, lost film

Genre

historical

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1919

Production Year

1919

Premiere

premiere léto 1919 /unsuitable for youths/

Production

Excelsior

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Excelsiorfilm Perštýn

Distribution

Excelsior

Technical info

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