Mire of Prague

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Bahno Prahy

Runtime

88

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1927

Production year

1927

Premiere

30.03.1928

Language version

Czech

Director

Miroslav J. Krňanský

Screenplay

Josef Adler, Miroslav J. Krňanský

Screenstory

Karel Ladislav Kukla

Synopsis

A story from the life of Prague's rabble who meet in a seedy pub known as "Poisonous Hut". Among them is Václav Tatar, an honourable man who is said to have a rich farmer for a father. A relationship builds up between Tatar and the daughter of the pub owner, Lenka. Tatar's father is looking for his son in the pubs of Prague. In his father's presence Václav lets himself be provoked by his friend Petr - Lenka's stepbrother - until a fight develops in which Petr is killed. Tatar is arrested by a secret policeman. However, in the courtroom he manages to prove his innocence. (According to the part of the film which has survived.)

Note

The conclusion of this film is explained in titles alone. The sound part of the film Blednoucí romance (The Fading Romance) made by director Miroslav J. Krňanský in 1958 by editing his film Píseň života (Song of Life), Příběh jednoho dne (The Story of One Day) and Bahno Prahy (The Mire of Prague).

Cast

Bronislava Livia

číšnice Lenka Rákosníková

L. H. Struna

nevlastní Lenčin bratr Petr

Jan Svoboda

apač Tóna Lacina, Petrův přítel

Theodor Pištěk

opilec Jozífek

Joe Jenčík

JUC. Václav Tatar

Karel Schleichert

Tatarův otec, sedlák Tomáš

Ferenc Futurista

hodinář Augustýn Jankovský

Mařenka Zieglerová

Klára Jankovská, Václavova bytná

Luigi Hofman

krčmář Jáchym Mates

Vladimír Majer

vrchní číšník Ferdinand Háva

Marie Kalmarová

první láska Václava Tatara

Ferry Seidl

tajný detektiv Pražák/

Václav Srb

harmonikář Jakub

Nora Ferry

prostitutka Carmen

Elsa Vetešníková

prostitutka Nanda zvaná Cihla

Crew and creators

Based on

Karel Ladislav Kukla (Bahno Prahy – novela)

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Bahno Prahy

English Title

Mire of Prague

Copyright

1927

Production Year

1927

Premiere

30.03.1928

Production

Fišerfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Filmové závody

Technical info

Versions

Czech