The Sun Disciples

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1925

Production year

1925

Premiere

22 January 1926

Runtime

84 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Vyznavači slunce

Czech title

Vyznavači slunce

English title

The Sun Disciples

Parallel title

Poslední vlkodlak

English parallel title

The Last Werewolf

Synopsis

Radim Sylvan is returning to his native village but he is not given a warm welcome. He has to act as servant to the whole village as if he were a tramp. He also has to endure the slightings and scorn of his fellow-citizens. When he is accused of arson, he hides in the wood with his close companion Marta. Baroness Tamonova, to whom the wood belongs, protects him and invites him to her castle. That night Marta bears a son and Radim and the baroness conceive a daughter. A year later, when their daughter Jacinta has been born, the baroness wants to inform Radim of this news. Before she manages to do this, she dies in tragic circumstances. The events of her death turn against Radim who is shot by count Ruzodolsky, Jacinta's guardian. Marta goes away with her son Viktor and settles down on the farm of landowner Vlach. Twenty years later Viktor, now grown up, works as a gamekeeper for count Růžodolský. Just before she dies, Marta tells him about the fate of his father and when Jacinta also finds a letter from her mother about her origins, brother and sister fall into each other's arms. The enraged count tries to shoot Viktor but, during a fight, he, himself, is killed. Jacinta becomes the bride of the composer Darský and Viktor leaves his home village.

Cast

Luigi Serventi

Radim Sylvan/Sylvanův syn Viktor

Vlasta Petrovičová

Marta, Viktorova matka

L. H. Struna

hajný Fabián

Josef Zöllner

obecní pasák Ondřej

Eman Fiala

policajt Vomáčka

Josef Volman

starosta Křižan

Betty Kysilková

Křižanova manželka

Nica Sorina

baronka Tamonová

Ada Karlovský

hrabě Růžodolský

Běla Horská

Růžodolského žena

Jan Černý

komorník

Jarmila Novotná

komtesa Jacinta

Marek Bičurin

hrabě Borský

Lexa Jarošín

skladatel Dárský

Jarka Pižla

vesničan

Josef Oliak

statkář Vlach

Anna Opplová

žebračka

J. Zachystal

konšel

Crew and creators

Based on

Quido Maria Vyskočil (Poslední vlkodlak – román)

Screenplay

Jan S. Kolár

Director of Photography

Jaroslav Blažek

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Production info

Original Title

Vyznavači slunce

Czech Title

Vyznavači slunce

English Title

The Sun Disciples

Parallel Title

Poslední vlkodlak

English Parallel Title

The Last Werewolf

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1925

Production Year

1925

Premiere

premiere 22 January 1926 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Hvězda a Minuta, Praha)

Production

Weteb

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Vinohrady

Distribution

Elekta

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

84 min

Original length in metres

2 400 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,33

Colour

black & white

Sound

silent

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

without dialogue

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Intertitles languages

Czech

Opening/End credits languages

Czech