The Last Joy

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production year

1921

Premiere

6 January 1922

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

feature

Original title

Poslední radost

Czech title

Poslední radost

English title

The Last Joy

Synopsis

After a winter spent in the mountains, a poet returns to the valley of Skalni Dvůr with the tramp Solem where a company of invited guests have gathered - Mrs Bredová and her daughter, miss Torsten, and the Attorney General. Solem gets a job as a labourer in the pub and the ladies admire his strength. Solem, however, has eyes only for miss Torsten and does not know that she, in turn, is captivated by the poet. In order to make him notice her, she talks only with the Attorney General. Solem decides to show the Attorney General that he can outdo him in strength during a mountain climb. High up in the mountains Solem cuts his rope and the latter falls down the mountain. However, Solem does not gain the young lady's favour. After some time, the poet meets miss Torsten in town, however, they are unable to become any closer since their characters are too different. Miss Torsten finally marries the joiner Nikolaj and the poet is left on his own. The last joy of his life has passed him by, never to return. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Note

The film materials are believed lost.

Cast

Ivan Berseněv

básník

V. Ch. Vladimírov

tulák Solem

Suzanne Marwille

slečna Torsenová

Vera Orlova

Josefinka

Nikolaj Massalitinov

návladní

Michail Tarchanov

truhlář Nikolaj

Evžen Georgij Jevgeněv

filmový herec

Jan Veverka

kupec Bat

Kuricin

adjunkt Höy

Jan Černý

hostinský Pavel

Šetřilová

paní Bredová

V. N. Astarova

paní Molieová

Vladimír Smíchovský

dánský turista

Marta Marwille

děvčátko paní Bredové

Crew and creators

Based on

Knut Hamsun (Poslední radost /Den siste glaede/ – román)

Production Designer

František Josef Leopold

Production info

Original Title

Poslední radost

English Title

The Last Joy

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production Year

1921

Premiere

6 January 1922

Production

Weteb

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Iris-Film

Technical info

Versions

Czech