Lost Souls

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production year

1926

Premiere

15 April 1927

Runtime

77 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Bludné duše

Czech title

Bludné duše

English title

Lost Souls

Synopsis

Farmer Květ is a popular chairman of the paris council of the village Jiřice. Neighbours meet at his house and Květ's daughter Světluška reads to them from Czech books brought to them by the old Refunda. Alderman Ouřada, on the contrary, is not liked for his informing to the authorities. He envies Květ, his brother-in-law, his office which he had tried to acquire for himself. Ouřada's s on Vavřina loves Světluška, but she rejects him because of his father. Květ receives an order from the prince for all the farmers to come to the castle to help at the hunt. Květ calls the neighbours together and they decide not to carry out this command, despite Ouřada's threats. The offended prince places Květ under arrest and hands over the office to Ouřada. Refunda, with the help of Rozhoda, brings together all the farmers from local villages and they go off to the castle. Bewitched by power, Ouřada is accidentally killed by a soldier on guard. Květ, now free, returns home to find his wife has died. After the corveé is abolished, the country life returns to normal and Vavřina wins the heart of Světluška.

Cast

Theodor Pištěk

rychtář Květ

Božena Svobodová

Květova žena

Máňa Ženíšková

Květova dcera Světluška

Eduard Malý

Květův švagr Ouřada

Antonie Nedošinská

Květova sestra Ouřadová

Jaro Hykman

Ouřadův syn Vavřina

F. Hubermann

písmák Refunda, původně hrabě Kolowrat

Alois Charvát

ponocný Adamec

Jarka Pižla

obecní slouha

Ladislav Desenský

žalářník

Josef Oliak

direktor

Gustav Čech

sedlák

J. Müller

kníže

Crew and creators

Based on

Václav Beneš-Třebízský (Bludné duše – román)

Screenplay

Jan Šourek

Director of Photography

Karel Kopřiva

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Costume Designer

Josef Matěj Gottlieb

Production info

Original Title

Bludné duše

Czech Title

Bludné duše

English Title

Lost Souls

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production Year

1926

Premiere

premiere 15 April 1927 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Beseda, Lido bio a Minuta, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Kavalírka

Distribution

Nationalfilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

77 min

Original length in metres

2 197 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