Up There in the Mountains

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1920

Production year

1920

Premiere

31 December 1920

Runtime

74 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Tam na horách

Czech title

Tam na horách

English title

Up There in the Mountains

Parallel title

Česká láska

English parallel title

A Czech Love Story

Synopsis

Country girl Maruška is seduced by the frivolous artist Jaroslav Hanuš. As an unmarried mother she becomes the disgrace of the village and her father, the wealthy farmer Václav, does not survive this shame. The villagers drive the girl out with her baby and nearly stone her to death. Maruška, wandering through the forest, is taken in by the huntsman Hora and his wife Terka. A passing impressario Karel Suda is captivated by Maruška's voice and he encourages her to start taking singing lessons. Maruška becomes an opera star, surrounded by admirers. One of them is Hanuš who does not recognise her as the girl he once seduced and he asks her to marry him. Maruška rejects his offer at first but, in the end, she gives in. As a famous diva, in the company of her husband and child, she visits her native village once more. There she finds that her former love Toník has married her sister Jarmila.

Note

This was the film screened to set the AB production company in motion. Only part of the film has survived.

Cast

Karel Schleichert

bohatý sedlák Václav

Běla Horská

Václavova žena Hana

Julietta Romona

Václavova dcera Maruška

Anny Ondráková

Václavova dcera Jarmila

Karel Lamač

malíř Jaromír Hanuš

Alexander Zarubin

selský syn Toník

Miloušek Gröschel

Maruščin synek

Vladimír Šrámek

myslivec Hora

Marie Jelínková

Terča Horová

Antonín Vaverka

impresário Karel Suda

Iza Grégrová

Sudova žena Žofie

Julie Schlaghammerová

komorná

Rudolf Stahl

vrátný

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Sidney M. Goldin

Director of Photography

Karel Kopřiva, Alfons Weber

Production Designer

Josef Wenig, Fritz Kraenke

Production info

Original Title

Tam na horách

Czech Title

Tam na horách

English Title

Up There in the Mountains

Parallel Title

Česká láska

English Parallel Title

A Czech Love Story

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1920

Production Year

1920

Premiere

premiere 31 December 1920 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Lucerna, Koruna a Minuta, Praha)

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

American

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

74 min

Original length in metres

2 100 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