The Crucified

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Ukřižovaná

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1921

Production year

1921

Premiere

16.09.1921

Language version

Czech

Director

Boris Orlický

Screenplay

Jan Reiter

Synopsis

Officer Karel Vyšín has fallen in love with Ruth, the daughter of a Jewish inn-keeper. Karel's friend Xavier also loves Ruth but he does not want to stand in Karel's way. When Ruth becomes pregnant, her father, in his fury, curses her and drives her out of the house. Ruth and her child return to her father when a pogrom is waged against the Jews in the village. The inn- keeper is killed and Ruth is crucified. Her son, however, is saved by Xavier. Ruth is then taken to a convent by some good friends. Jan is placed into the care of a guardian and, after some time, he begins his studies at university. When he sees Xavier among the ranks of the professors he is reminded of his crucified mother. One day he falls ill and he leaves for the country where he meets the young Jewish girl Ruth who reminds him of his mother. He tells her of his love for her but she turns him down until he is able to tell her what happened to his crucified mother. Jan goes off to war and finds out from the soldiers not only about the pogrom and the crucifixion but also about the mysterious woman living in the convent. He pays her a visit and recognises his own mother. After he is wounded, Jan is taken to the military hospital and his mother appears at the cross of the Saint. Jan's beloved also arrives with her father and Jan's mother gives the young pair her blessing.

Cast

Karel Lamač

důstojník Karel Vyšín/student Jan

Alexandr Šuvalov

polský židovský krčmář

Nataša Cyganková

krčmářova dcera Ruth/Rhutina dcera

Miloušek Gröschel

Ruthin syn Jan jako dítě

Saša Dobrovolná

Janova pěstounka

Přemysl Pražský

pater Xaver Schneider

Eduard Blažek

Janův přítel ze studií

Antonín Marek

spisovatel Jakub Arbes v prologu

Bronislava Livia

čtenářka v prologu

Crew and creators

Based on

Jakub Arbes (Ukřižovaná – romaneto)

Screenplay

Jan Reiter

Production Designer

Bohuslav Šula

Production info

Original Title

Ukřižovaná

English Title

The Crucified

Copyright

1921

Production Year

1921

Premiere

16.09.1921

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

American

Technical info

Versions

Czech