The Son of the Mountains

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1925

Production year

1925

Premiere

23 October 1925

Runtime

105 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

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Czech title

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English title

The Son of the Mountains

Synopsis

Landowner Zaren, his daughter Eva and her betrothed Frank Solar find themselves at the house of Petr Horyna high up in the mountains. Eva catches pneumonia and the only available medicament is ice. Horyna undergoes a dangerous journey but he brings back the necessary ice; he saves Eva's life but also finds that he has fallen in love with her. Just before her marriage to Solar, Eva finds out about his alcoholism and instead marries Horyna. Solar, however, with the help of his friends, convinces her that her union is not equal. Eva leaves Horyna and goes back to Solar. Her brother Jiří catches sight of Solar with his lover Lola and Eva, too, sees Solar's deceit for herself. She tries to commit suicide but in the end she goes back to the mountains to Horyna who is the one who really loves her.

Cast

Saša Dobrovolná

matka Horyny

Theodor Pištěk

statkář Jan Zaren

Anna Tichá

statkářova dcera Eva

Máňa Ženíšková

statkářova dcera Sylva

Božena Svobodová

Zarenova manželka

Jan W. Speerger

Zarenův sekretář/lékař s plnovousem

Otto Zahrádka

správce Zarenova panství

Jan Richter

vrátný u Zarena

Karel Lamač

Frank Solar

Robert Ford

světák Gustav Ryk

Mary Jansová

Rykova přítelkyně Olga Hajdová

Steffa Warrentová

tanečnice Lola

Otto Heller

lékárník

Josef Oliak

lékař s brýlemi

Sláva Grossmann

ředitel ocelárny

Rudolf Stahl

komorník/listonoš

Jaro Hykman

Jiří Zaren

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Quido E. Kujal

Director of Photography

Otto Heller

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Production info

Original Title

Syn hor

Czech Title

Syn hor

English Title

The Son of the Mountains

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1925

Production Year

1925

Production specifications

date of censorship 26 October 1925

Premiere

premiere 23 October 1925 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Světozor a Na Slovanech, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lloydfilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

105 min

Original length in metres

2 988 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,33

Colour

tinting, black & white

Sound

silent

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

without dialogue

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Intertitles languages

Czech

Opening/End credits languages

Czech