Journeys to the Heights

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production year

1921

Premiere

22 December 1921

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

feature

Original title

Cesty k výšinám

Czech title

Cesty k výšinám

English title

Journeys to the Heights

Synopsis

Owner of a steel plant Gowell devotes his time to the smooth running of his factory while his wife leads an idle life. Their spoiled son Jiří turns into an attractive but dissipated man who wants to marry Olga, the daughter of the wealthy Reymond. After Gowell's steelworks goes bankrupt, and his wife runs off with her lover, there is no more talk of wedding. Jiří throws himself into "a tough struggle for existence"; first he works as a labourer, then he studies modern languages and finally acquires the position of procurator. When "a catastrophe at sea also destroys the property of Olga's father," the girl goes to seek work in a factory office. Here she meets Jiří who, "for an hour, makes her suffer the anguish of unrequited love but then finally takes her, repentant and submissive, into his arms". (Acording to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Cast

Jiří Nedošinský

majitel dolů a železáren Gowell

Eduard Blažek

Gowellův syn Jiří

František Kudláček

bohatý loďař Reymond

Marie Grossová

Reymondova dcera Olga

Jan W. Speerger

Olžin snoubenec bankéř Morel

Rudolf Myzet

záhadný cizinec

Anny Seidlová

Jiřího matka Luisa

Běla Winklerová

guvernantka malého Jiříka

Josef Mašek (2)

Jindřich Edl

důlní inženýr

Miloš Mašek

dětská role

Jeník Mašek

dvě dětské role

Luigi Hofman

svůdce ženy

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Quido E. Kujal

Screenplay

Quido E. Kujal

Production Designer

Bohuslav Šula

Production info

Original Title

Cesty k výšinám

English Title

Journeys to the Heights

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production Year

1921

Premiere

22 December 1921

Production

Spirála

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Tempofilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech