Thorns and Flowers / The Lassie

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production year

1921

Premiere

23 December 1921

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

feature

Original title

Trny a květy

Czech title

Trny a květy

English title

Thorns and Flowers / The Lassie

Parallel Title

Žabec

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

Production Designer

Bohuslav Šula

Production info

Original Title

Trny a květy

English Title

Thorns and Flowers / The Lassie

Parallel Title

Žabec

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production Year

1921

Premiere

23 December 1921

Production

Thespis

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Iris-Film

Technical info

Versions

Czech