The Girl from the Mountains

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1924

Production year

1924

Premiere

25 December 1924

Runtime

76 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Děvče z hor

Czech title

Děvče z hor

English title

The Girl from the Mountains

Synopsis

The perfidious forester Ločák has seduced the pretty Liduška and the affair has brought serious consequences. The girl's aunt persuades her to put the child into an orphanage and marry the wealthy farmer Pakosta. Two woodcutter families live outside the village - the Řehoříks are decent people who have one son, Ondřej. The Vitouš' children have been affected by their father's alcoholism. Mrs. Vitouš has taken the little Jiřina from the orphanage so that she can receive money from the state for her upbringing. The couple do not treat the girl well and her only joy is her love for Ondřej. The drunken Vitouš offers Jiřina to the depraved Ločák, now a head forester, and only Ondřej and his parents prevent the worst from happening. Old Řehořík, however, pays for Ločák's revenge with his life. Mrs. Řehořík falls seriously ill and Jiřina runs out into the blizzard for help. She arrives at the Pakostas' house and Liduška recognises her own child. When Ločák realises that he had tried to seduce his own daughter, he is crushed with mortification and perishes in the blizzard. Ondřej and Jiřina finally find happiness together.

Cast

Mary Jansová

Jiřina

Jan W. Speerger

adjunkt Ločák

Gitta d' Amaro

Lidka

František Havel

dřevorubec Vitouš

Marie Hojerová

Josefa Vitoušová

Karel Fiala

dřevorubec Řehořík

Marie Zeffiová

Řehoříková

Jiří Gsöllhofer

Řehoříkův syn Ondřej

Jan Císař (2)

Vitoušův syn Vojtík

Marie Černá

Vitoušova dcera Rozárka

Jarka Pižla

Vitoušův mladší syn Venouš

Eduard Malý

Pakosta

Marie Fingerová

Pakostová, Lidka ve stáří

Marie Veselá

sousedka

František V. Kučera

ředitel panství

Crew and creators

Based on

Bohumil Zahradník-Brodský (Děvče z hor – román)

Camera

Václav Vích (interiéry), Josef Kokeisl (exteriéry)

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Děvče z hor

English Title

The Girl from the Mountains

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1924

Production Year

1924

Premiere

25 December 1924

Production

Pronax-Film

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Pronax-Film

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

76 min

Versions

Czech