The Fire-Raiser's Daughter

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Paličova dcera

Runtime

77

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1923

Production year

1923

Premiere

14.12.1923

Language version

Czech

Director

Thea Červenková

Screenplay

Thea Červenková

Synopsis

Rozarka Valentova comes home to her native village of Kvetoliby from service in Prague for the funeral of her mother. Her father forces her to work for the rich single horse-dealer Podlesky who threatens to sell Valenta's cottage in an auction for which the latter owes rent. Rozarka refuses and flees to Prague with her younger brothers and sisters to go and see their rich aunt Sestakova who takes them into her care. Valenta gets drunk and burns down the cottage. Pavel Kolinsky returns from America with the little boy Prokop. Rozarka places the blame for the arson on herself and is imprisoned. Prokop, however, claims her innocence in court. Tonik Jedlicka takes Rozarka back to Kvetoliby to be his bride. The evil and envious Betka turns the whole village against the girl. It is not until the arrival of Kolinsky and Katerina Sestakova that her innocence is proven, disputes are settled and the young lovers can finally be happy.

Note

The original title of the play The Incendiary´s Daughter was The Maid from Prague and the Country Journeyman or The Incendiary´s Daughter. A considerable part of the film between the 3rd and 4th reels is missing.

Cast

Božena Plecitá

Valentova dcera Rozárka

Miloš Vávra

Toník Jedlička

Saša Dobrovolná

Jeníkova matka

Adolf Dobrovolný

Pavel Kolínský

Alois Charvát

Pavlův otec hrobník

Antonie Nedošinská

Kačenka Šestáková

Jiří Nedošinský

koňař Podleský

Alois Škrdlík

soudce

Karel Dočekal

řezník Martin

Václav Brabec

Prokop

Josef Gabris

soudní zapisovatel

Crew and creators

Based on

Josef Kajetán Tyl (Paličova dcera – divadelní hra)

Production Designer

Josef Brabec

Production info

Original Title

Paličova dcera

English Title

The Fire-Raiser's Daughter

Copyright

1923

Production Year

1923

Premiere

14.12.1923

Production

Filmový ústav

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Centrofilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech

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