Tarnation!

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production year

1926

Premiere

3 September 1926

Runtime

77 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Prach a broky

Czech title

Prach a broky

English title

Tarnation!

Synopsis

Director of an estate Šnábl did not like the head forester Mrázek who has discovered his illegal trade with wood, thus he also takes his hatred out on all Mrázek's subordinates. The adjunct Chvojka has fallen in love with Šnábl's daughter. Šnábl will not hear of such a union, despite the tears and pleas of his daughter. The young trainee Bobeš and the elderly adjunct Cvrčala are showering their affections on the chief forester's daughter Lidunka. And baron Oskar, in turn, seeks out the daughter of the wealthy landownder Zvolský for her rich dowry, because he himself is in great debt. "That is how life went on at the Zvolský estate - the drinking and above all the loving." Šnábl, in his attempts to conspire against the head forester, joins up with poachers but, in the end, he only causes Lorinka and Chojka to break up. At the carnival ball, however, the lovers reconcile and Šnábl, under threat that his intrigues will be revealed to his wife, consents for them to be married. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Note

Working shots are included in the film How films were made in our country (put together by Bohumil Veselý, 1954)

Cast

Karel Fiala

velkostatkář Zvolský

Theodor Pištěk

ředitel panství Šnábl

Xena Longenová

vdova Šroubková

Václav Srb

hajný Mařánek

Milka Balek-Brodská

Mařánkova žena

Vladimír Borský

lesní adjunkt Chvojka

Jindřich Plachta

lesní adjunkt Cvrčala

Josef Oliak

nadlesní Šavrda

Jarmila Vacková

Šavrdova dcera Lidunka

Jára Kohout

Mrázek

Jaroslava Skorkovská

Zvolského dcera Irena

Marie Blažková

Šnáblova žena

Máňa Ženíšková

Lorinka, Šnáblova dcera

Betty Kysilková

tanečnice

Crew and creators

Based on

Jan Klecanda (Prach a broky – román)

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Production info

Original Title

Prach a broky

English Title

Tarnation!

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production Year

1926

Premiere

3 September 1926

Production

Julius Schmitt

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Julius Schmitt

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

77 min

Versions

Czech