Karel Havlíček Borovský / 1848 / The Two Loves of K.H.Borovský

drama, biography

Typology

feature

Czech title

Karel Havlíček Borovský

Runtime

59

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1925

Production year

1925

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Lamač, Theodor Pištěk

Screenplay

Karel Lamač, Theodor Pištěk

Screenstory

Karel Lamač, Theodor Pištěk

Synopsis

After two years living in Russia Karel Havlíček returns home to his family in Německý Brod. However, in the meantime his father has died. Havlíček soon becomes involved in the social life of the town. He falls in love with Fanny Weidenhofferová, but her family are looking for a son-in-law with a higher social standing. Havlíček leaves for Prague and, on the recommendation of Palacký, he becomes the editor of The Prague News. After some time he meets Julie Sýkorová and marries her. 1848 arrives and with it the army of Windischgratz which' after the famous meeting at Svatováclavské Lazně, occupies Prague after bloodily suppressing the revolution. At first, Vienna tries to persuade Havlíček to collaborate. He refuses and consequently he is unable to publish in Prague. As a result, he moves to Kutná Hora where he begins to publish the magazine "Slovan". He is put on trial for alleged political agitation but is eventually freed. However, just before Christmas he is arrested once again and deported to Brixen where he is put into solitary confinement. When he returns home after three and a half years, he finds that his wife has died. Havlíček is a broken man and wastes away until his death in July 1856. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Cast

Jan W. Speerger

Karel Havlíček Borovský

Anny Ondráková

Fanny Weidenhoferová

Karel Lamač

Havlíčkův bratr František

Mary Jansová

Havlíčkova žena Julie Sýkorová

Anna Opplová

Juliina matka

Otto Zahrádka

kníže Windischgrätz

Robert Ford

důstojník Windischgrätzova štábu

Rudolf Stahl

důstojník Windischgrätzova štábu

Theodor Pištěk

starý Weidenhofer/ministr Augustin Bach

Max Körner

vydavatel Národních novin

Eduard Malý

úředník

Běla Horská

Windischgrätzova žena

Jaroslav Vojta

epizodní role

Antonín Marek

epizodní role

Crew and creators

Production info

Original Title

Karel Havlíček Borovský

English Title

Karel Havlíček Borovský / 1848 / The Two Loves of K.H.Borovský

Parallel Title

Dvě lásky Karla Havlíčka Borovského / 1948 / Dvě lásky K. H. Borovského

Copyright

1925

Production Year

1925

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Kinema

Technical info

Versions

Czech