The Romance of a Boxer

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Román boxera

Runtime

60

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production year

1921

Premiere

02.12.1921

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Binovec

Screenplay

Václav Binovec, Suzanne Marwille

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Frantík's mother, however, comes to take her son back with her and puts him in a children's home where Frantík becomes withdrawn and silent.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.)

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)

Production Designer

František Josef Leopold

Production info

Original Title

Román boxera

English Title

The Romance of a Boxer

Copyright

1921

Production Year

1921

Premiere

02.12.1921

Production

Weteb

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Iris-Film

Technical info

Versions

Czech