Thorns and Flowers

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production year

1921

Premiere

23 December 1921

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Film state

lost film

Original title

Trny a květy

Czech title

Trny a květy

English title

Thorns and Flowers

Parallel title

Žabec

English parallel title

The Lassie

Synopsis

The artist Vojir seeks inspiration at a spring exhibition for his new painting. He chooses the poor young girl Lojzka as a model, who falls in love with him. Lojzka is at first wary of the older man who watches her but she does not realise that he is the artist's patron. One day the rich factory owner Trnka comes to the studio with his wife and he wants to buy the new painting from Vojir. The artist, however, does not want to sell it so Trnka commissions a portrait of his wife. Vojir falls in love with the beautiful wife and Lojzka becomes jealous. After the death of her mother Lojzka accepts an offer from the artist's patron Molnar for her to come and live with him. After some time Lojzka comes of age by which time she is a famous dancer. One day the factory owner catches his wife in the arms of the artist and he drives her out of his home. The artists goes abroad and encounters Lojzka in a foreign city. He falls in love with her but is rejected because she now loves the kind Molnár. (According to an article appearing in the press at the time the film was made.)

Note

The film materials are believed lost.

Cast

Olga Augustová

chudé děvče Lojzka

Theodor Pištěk

mecenáš umělců Molnár

Růžena Šlemrová

choť továrníka Trnky

Eduard Blažek

malíř a svůdce Vojíř

Saša Dobrovolná

Lojzčina babička

Crew and creators

Screenplay

Marie Karenová

Director of Photography

Otto Heller

Production Designer

Bohuslav Šula

Production info

Original Title

Trny a květy

Czech Title

Trny a květy

English Title

Thorns and Flowers

Parallel Title

Žabec

English Parallel Title

The Lassie

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Film state

lost film

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production Year

1921

Premiere

preview 12 July 1921 (kino Lucerna, Praha)
premiere 23 December 1921 /unsuitable for youths/ (kino Slavia, Praha)

Production

Thespis

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Vinohrady

Distribution

Iris-Film

Technical info

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