Battalion

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Batalion

Runtime

96

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1927

Production year

1927

Premiere

25.12.1927

Language version

Czech

Director

Přemysl Pražský

Screenplay

Přemysl Pražský

Synopsis

The lawyer Uher comes home to find his wife Zdena in the arms of a lover. Crushed by her infidelity he leaves home and makes for the ill-famed pub Battalion, where he gets to know the regulars : former actor Mušek, dog-thief Bylina, mason Rokos, ex-serviceman Vondra, consuptive Eda, the prostitute Tonka and the seduced young girl Lojzka. Uher becomes the patron of this society of lost souls and he tries to help them. When Eda goes to the opposite pub for some soup, he is accidentally shot during a police raid. Uher is a witness in the trial with the policeman who shot Eda and he challenges the legal system. Olga, daughter of the chief judge asks Uher to become church organist and Uher, who longs in vain for her affection, agrees. He cannot resist alcohol, however, and he is on the decline. He finds himself in hospital for poor people where Olga comes to visit him. Uher becomes delirious and sees in her his unfaithful wife. He forgives Zdena on his deathbed. The company from the Batalion sings their "anthem" above his grave: Everything is gone, is gone...

Note

Collaboration of František Matoušek: see Karel Smrž – Jan Kučera: Bilance filmové sezóny 1927–1928. (The balance of the film season 1927–1928), Host 7, 1927–1928, s. 315.

Cast

Karel Hašler

advokát a poslanec JUDr. František Uher

Bronislava Livia

advokátova manželka Zdenka

Vladimír Pospíšil-Born

nadporučík, milenec advokátovy ženy

Karel Noll

bývalý voják Vondra

Eman Fiala

souchotinář Eda

Eugen Wiesner

bývalý herec Mušek

Karel Švarc

zloděj psů Bylina

Josef Wanderer

prezident soudu

Nelly Kovalevská

dcera prezidenta soudu Olga

Rudolf Růžička (3)

snoubenec Olgy Alfréd

Vladimír Smíchovský

zedník Rokos

Roza Schlesingerová

manželka zedníka Rokose

Marta Friedmannová

dcera zedníka Rokose Lojzka

Jaro Hykman

Lojzčin milý Frantík Záruba

Jindra Hermanová

lehká holka Tonka

Josef Oliak

obstarožní svůdce Lojzky

Jan Richter

pasák holek

Václav Pecián

strážník

Anči Pírková

kamarádka Tonky

Eduard Malý

pouliční galán

Vojtěch Záhořík

surový opilec

Herma Slavjanská

opilcova žena

Ferry Seidl

profous Fišpanky

Emilie Boková

trhovkyně

Hynek Lažanský

policejní komisař

Marie Tajčová

lehká holka

František Lašek

soudní úředník

František Velebný

zapisovatel u soudu

Frank Argus

zapisovatel u soudu

Fráňa Vodička

zapisovatel u soudu

Crew and creators

Based on

Josef Hais-Týnecký (Batalion – román), Josef Hais-Týnecký (Batalion – divadelní hra)

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Batalion

English Title

Battalion

Copyright

1927

Production Year

1927

Premiere

25.12.1927

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Julius Schmitt

Technical info

Versions

Czech