Babinský

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production year

1926

Premiere

29 April 1927

Runtime

112 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Babinský

Czech title

Babinský

English title

Babinský

Synopsis

Václav Babinský saves his friend Vojta Kovář from the gamekeeper when they are children. Many years later Vojta becomes an outlaw while Václav is serving in the imperial army. The latter loves poor girl Liduška and, in his attempts to help her pay off her debts, he robs the military coffers. However, he brings the money too late and Liduška has already succumbed to the pressure from the lecherous landlord. The disappointed Václav is arrested but he manages to flee prison. In the woods he comes across a band of robbers led by Vojta Kovář. He joins up with them and soon becomes their leader. After a chance meeting with the Hvozdno countess he punishes the conceit of her husband and dextrously robs him in front of his guests. During the robbers' celebrations they are surprised by the count's soldiers and Vojta is mortally wounded. After some time Václav Babinský lures the count and his soldiers out from the castle and he robs his seat once more. Václav continues to think of Liduška so he goes off to Prague. There finds out that she has drowned herself in the river. He returns to the band of robbers but is arrested and imprisoned. Years pass, Václav is released after having served his sentence becomes a gardener at a convent whose abbess turns out to be the widowed Hvozdno countess.

Cast

V. Ch. Vladimírov

Václav Babinský

Suzanne Marwille

hvozdenská hraběnka

Josef Oliak

hvozdenský hrabě

Vladimír Majer

pan domácí

Gleb Glebov

Babinského druh ze žaláře

Marie Kopecká

Liduška

V. Podhornyj

Vojta Kovář

Jarka Pižla

vesnický blázen

Ladislav Desenský

hospodský

Crew and creators

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Production info

Original Title

Babinský

English Title

Babinský

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production Year

1926

Premiere

29 April 1927

Production

Favoritfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Svetofilm

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

112 min

Versions

Czech