The Black Gamekeepers / About the Great Passion

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Černí myslivci

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production year

1921

Premiere

02.09.1921

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Binovec

Synopsis

Žofka, the only daughter of an innkeeper, falls in love with the prince's young gamekeeper Jiří who used to court Slávka, the daughter of the chief forester. The innkeeper does not wish his daughter to continue the relationship, nevertheless the couple meet in secret. Žofka becomes pregnant and arranges with Jiří that she will secretly give birth in town and leave the child in the care of a wet nurse. They intend to marry when Jiří becomes district forester. The wedding does not take place, however, for the prince forces Jiří to marry Slávka. Žofka then marries the blacksmith although she does not love him; the blacksmith has loved her for a long time and he knows that she has a little boy out of wedlock. The child is brought up by Jiří. One day the boy falls ill and Jiří writes Žofka a letter telling her to come to them. The blacksmith won't let her go but the maternal instinct drives Žofka to her son. She arrives too late, however, the boy has died and Žofka, in her despair drowns herself.

Cast

Alois Sedláček

hostinský Dymák

Suzanne Marwille

Žofka Dymáková, hostinského dcera

Marta Marwille

Žofčin synáček Jiří

V. Ch. Vladimírov

knížecí myslivec Jiří Hrdý

Miloslav Hájek

kovář Bijan

Karel Noll

starý hajný

Emilie Boková

kořenářka Marjána

Anna Mašková-Bendlová

prastařenka, matka hostinského

Jaroslava Vacková

Slávinka Černá, dcera vrchního nadlesního Jana Černého

Karel Faltys

továrník

František Krpálek

pantáta

Růžena Pálková

děvečka v hospodě

Jan Zelenka

host na svatbě

Václav Kubásek

knížecí myslivec Jan

Frank Rose-Růžička

knížecí myslivec

František Smolík

knížecí myslivec

Josef Váša (2)

knížecí myslivec

Alois Charvát

knížecí myslivec

Jaroslav Kocian

knížecí myslivec

Janovský

knížecí myslivec

Křivý

knížecí myslivec

Crew and creators

Based on

Růžena Svobodová (Černí myslivci – román)

Production Designer

František Josef Leopold

Production info

Original Title

Černí myslivci

English Title

The Black Gamekeepers / About the Great Passion

Parallel Title

O veliké vášni

Copyright

1921

Production Year

1921

Premiere

02.09.1921

Production

Weteb

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Iris-Film

Technical info

Versions

Czech