The Lumberjack

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1922

Production year

1922

Premiere

23 March 1923

Runtime

63 min

Director

Karel Lamač

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Drvoštěp

Czech title

Drvoštěp

English title

The Lumberjack

Parallel title

Zázračná léčba Dra. Jenkinse

English parallel title

Dr Jenkins' Miracle Cure

Synopsis

Bank director Karel Svansen, at the recommendation of his uncle, a doctor, decides to take a holiday out in the open air. In his club he bets with his friends that he will do manual work for a whole month. He starts a job as a lumberjack at a farm owned by the landowner Mosovský. He makes the acquaintance of Annie, his daughter, whom her father wishes to marry their wealthy neighbour Goron. Annie, however, keeps trying to postpone the wedding. Karel makes friends with Josef, another lumberjack and his son Jiřík. Annie loses a little medallion with a picture of her mother on it so Karel goes with Jiřík to look for it. While doing so, they come across a workshop where counterfeit money is being made. The head of the shop Goron fears that he will be found out so he decides to flood the workshop. Jiřík goes for help but Karel is captured by the counterfeiters and tied up in one of the rooms which is quickly filling up with water. Help comes at the last moment. Karel gives Annie the lost medallion and goes back to the city. He wins the bet in the club and finds Josef a job. Josef and Jiřík prepare to move to the city and Annie goes with them. They are surprised by the social standing of the former lumberjack. Annie finally gladly accepts Karel's offer of marriage.

Cast

Karel Lamač

bankéř a drvoštěp Karel Svansen

Theodor Pištěk

statkář Mosovský

Anny Ondráková

statkářova dcera Annie

Josef Rovenský

drvoštěp Josef

B. Charvát

Josefův syn Jirka

Vladimír Majer

šéf penězokazecké bandy Goron

Jan W. Speerger

penězokaz

Joe Jenčík

penězokaz

Ferry Seidl

penězokaz

Karel Fiala

MUDr. Jenkins

Vojtěch Záhořík

starý věštec z karet

Jan Zelenka

vrchní účetní u Svansena

Vlasta Lužná

Klára

Jindřich Edl

Klářin otec

Rudolf Jahelka

tlustý drvoštěp

Alfred Baštýř

policejní lékař

Rudolf Stahl

strážník

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Lamač

Screenstory

Ixyl (Karel Lamač a spolupracovníci)

Screenplay

Ixyl (Karel Lamač a spolupracovníci)

Director of Photography

Otto Heller

Production Designer

Bohuslav Šula, Fritz Kraenke

Production info

Original Title

Drvoštěp

Czech Title

Drvoštěp

English Title

The Lumberjack

Parallel Title

Zázračná léčba Dra. Jenkinse

English Parallel Title

Dr Jenkins' Miracle Cure

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1922

Production Year

1922

Production specifications

date of censorship 27 December 1922

Premiere

premiere 23 March 1923 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Lucerna, Invalidů a Minuta, Praha)

Production

Zdeněk Vilím

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

American

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

63 min

Original length in metres

1 800 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