The Romance of a Boxer

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production year

1921

Premiere

2 December 1921

Runtime

60 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionmedium

Film state

lost film

Original title

Román boxera

Czech title

Román boxera

English title

The Romance of a Boxer

Synopsis

Young Frantík, living with his guardian, befriends Martička, the daughter of factory owner Simon. Frantík's mother, however, comes to take her son back with her and puts him in a children's home where Frantík becomes withdrawn and silent. After some time he escapes from the institution and he travels abroad to see what Fate brings him. When he returns as a grown man he becomes assistant to a boxing coach and later, under the name of Frank Rose, he becomes a famous boxer. By chance he comes across Marta who, with her father, has also spent some time abroad. She has become a beautiful young woman who is fond of sport. Marta's little cousin Theodor is trying to win her hand. Despite his scheming, Frank and Marta fall in love and love wins over the social prejudices held against the sport world. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Note

The film materials are believed lost.

Cast

Suzanne Marwille

Marta Simonová

V. Ch. Vladimírov

Martin bratránek Theodor

Ada Karlovský

Martin otec, průmyslník Simon

Alois Charvát

starý zahradník

Joe Jahelka

boxer Černá maska

Marta Marwille

Marta jako dítě

J. Fišer

malý Frank

Václav Rapp

trenér Bayer

Crew and creators

Based on

George Bernard Shaw (Povolání Cashela Byrona /Cashel Byron's Profession/ – román)

Director of Photography

Josef Kokeisl

Production Designer

František Josef Leopold

Production info

Original Title

Román boxera

Czech Title

Román boxera

English Title

The Romance of a Boxer

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Film state

lost film

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production Year

1921

Production specifications

date of censorship 24 November 1921

Premiere

premiere 2 December 1921 /unsuitable for youths/ (kino Louvre, Praha)

Production

Weteb

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Weteb

Distribution

Iris-Film

Technical info

Duration typology

medium length film

Duration in minutes

60 min

Original length in metres

1 700 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