Highwaymen of Chlum

tragicomedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Loupežníci na Chlumu

Runtime

84

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production year

1926

Premiere

18.02.1927

Language version

Czech

Director

Miloš Hajský

Screenplay

Miloš Hajský

Synopsis

A gang of thieves capture a young parish priest from Újezd who is on his way to the wedding of Kačenka Procházková and old Petrlík, whose marriage has been arranged by the administrator Honejsek. However, Kačenka is not in love with Petrlík but with the young gamekeeper Adam. The leader of the thieves lets the priest go although he and his band visit the wedding, rob the guests and force the priest to marry Adam and Kačenka. They celebrate the wedding together in a woodland pub, where they are surprised by soldiers. The thieves escape and violently stop the carriage of a administrator's young wife and demand that she drive the newlyweds. Since the administrator's wife likes the leader of the gang she obliges him and helps Adam and Kačenka. However, while the soldiers are chasing them the carriage tips over. The couple escape but the leader of the gang is caught. During the night, with the help from his gang he escapes and spends the rest of the night with the woman. The soldiers surround the thieves with reinforcements and, thanks to the betrayal of a jealous girl named Tereza, the whole gang is slain. The only thief to remain alive "intends to wreak terrible revenge, he ties the unlucky girl to a tree and there ends her life with a bullet from his pistol..." (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Cast

Karel Machek

kapitán loupežníků

Ludvík Veverka

loupežník Matouš Parádník

L. H. Struna

loupežník Zubatý Vávra

Jan Marek

loupežník Hrbatý František

Jan Vávra

loupežník Červený Vaněk

Jindřich Plachta

loupežník Dlouhý Jíra

Josef Mužík

loupežník Tadyáš

Zlatko Vučenovič

loupežník Čermák

Marie Grossová

Hilda, správcova žena

Emil Šulc

panský správce

Rudolf Rosický

kapitán pandurů Balabán

Bonda Szynglarski

poručík granátníků

Karel Kastner

kněz

Miloš Hajský

myslivec Adam

Karel Kréman

krčmář U tří kocourů

Saša Dobrovolná

krčmářka

Stella Zálabská

krčmářova dcera Tereza

Josef Volman

ponocný

Václav Srb

podomek

Bohumil Kovář

pantáta

Crew and creators

Based on

Karel Leger (Loupežníci na Chlumu – novela)

Screenplay

Miloš Hajský

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Loupežníci na Chlumu

English Title

Highwaymen of Chlum

Copyright

1926

Production Year

1926

Premiere

18.02.1927

Production

Fortuna Film

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Fortuna Film

Technical info

Versions

Czech