Parnasie

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1925

Production year

1925

Premiere

16 December 1925

Runtime

91 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Parnasie

Czech title

Parnasie

English title

Parnasie

Parallel Title

Děvče ze Šumavy

Synopsis

Three friends, natural scientist Suk, Hanuš Marten and Dr Toman make the acquaintance of a village girl. Hanuš likens her to the "parnasie" flower - the grass of Parnassus - which he gives to the girl. He abandons his betrothed, Luisa Osecká, marries Parnasie and takes her to his estate at White Stag. Hanuš, as his mother had prophesied before her death, is inconstant and he begins to court Luisa once more who comes to visit them. The young woman does not know anything at first but when her husband talks about Luisa in his drunkenness, she realises the situation and, in her anger, gives birth prematurely. The child dies. Luisa rejects Hanus and becomes engaged to Dr Toman. Parnasie leaves her husband and tells him he must come for her after a year has passed if he wants her. If he does not, she will kill herself by jumping off the rocks. Hanuš Marten - after talking with Luisa and Dr Toman - wants to go back to his wife, however, her portrait falls on him from the wall and he is killed. When Parnasie hears this news from Suk, she throws herself off the rocks. Suk, the natural scientist, loved her in secret all along and he takes flowers to her grave.

Note

The film was presented once more in 1930 by the Ringlerfilm company with the title The Girl from the Šumava Mountains.

Cast

Jiří Sedláček

Hanuš Merten

Marie Fingerová

Hanušova matka Angela

František Havel

Zuzančin otec horal František Beneš

Milada Jadranská-Hrabánková

Zuzanka zvaná Parnasie, Hanušova žena

Suzanne Marwille

Luisa Osecká, Hanušova bývalá snoubenka

J. O. Ralk

přírodovědec profesor Suk

Joe Jenčík

dr. Toman

Mario Karas

rada Tůma

Ella Voldánová

Helena, radova žena a Hanušova sestra

Ella Hrabánková

Helenina dcera

Saša Dobrovolná

stará chůva Markyta

Josef Šváb-Malostranský

starý komorník Jan

František Malý

listonoš

Crew and creators

Based on

Alois Vojtěch Šmilovský (Parnasie – román)

Screenplay

Jan S. Kolár

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Parnasie

English Title

Parnasie

Parallel Title

Děvče ze Šumavy

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1925

Production Year

1925

Premiere

16 December 1925

Production

Josef Kokeisl

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Josef Kokeisl (původní 1925), Ringlerfilm (obnovená 1930)

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

91 min

Versions

Czech