Lost Souls

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Bludné duše

Runtime

77

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production year

1926

Premiere

15.04.1927

Language version

Czech

Director

Jan W. Speerger

Screenplay

Jan Šourek

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

František Kovářík

soused Skůra

Joe Jenčík

kaplan

Alois Charvát

ponocný Adamec

Hynek Lažanský

pojezdný

Jarka Pižla

obecní slouha

Ladislav Desenský

žalářník

Josef Oliak

direktor

Emilie Boková

sousedka

Gustav Čech

sedlák

J. Müller

kníže

Crew and creators

Based on

Václav Beneš-Třebízský (Bludné duše – román)

Screenplay

Jan Šourek

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Costume Designer

Josef Matěj Gottlieb

Production info

Original Title

Bludné duše

English Title

Lost Souls

Copyright

1926

Production Year

1926

Premiere

15.04.1927

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Nationalfilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech