A Flower of the Šumava Mountains

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Květ ze Šumavy

Runtime

83

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1927

Production year

1927

Premiere

09.09.1927

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Lamač

Synopsis

Dáňa Lorencová comes from a poor mountain village. Her brother Petr is a smuggler and his illegal activities bring disrepute and misfortune upon the whole family. When the police come looking for him, his mother takes the blame upon herself. Petr escapes, his mother is arrested and young Dáňa has to leave home. In the city, however, luck befalls her and she becomes a famous dancer. Everyday, Kalvoda, the coachman, stands in front of the theatre where Dáňa dances. One day, he gets news from his son Jiří. He hears that Jiří has been unable to establish a medical practice in the mountains and has returned home. Kalvoda secures him a position as a doctor in the theatre. There, Jiří meets once again with Dáňa, they recognise each other from the past in Dáňa's village and fall in love with each other. However, the ill-fated Petr meddles in their lives. He discovers that Dáňa lives in prosperity and starts to blackmail her. Jiří, who does not know who Petr is, becomes jealous and they quarrel openly. They are reconciled when Dáňa's mother meets Jiří by chance in the street, completely debilitated after her release from prison.

Cast

Karel Schleichert

postilion Krušina

Karel Lamač

syn drožkáře, dr. Jiří Kalvoda

Anny Ondráková

Dáňa, později tanečnice Daina Laurence

Hermína Fordová

Lorencová, Dánina matka

Jan W. Speerger

Dánin bratr Petr Lorenc

Vladimír Majer

divadelní ředitel

Josef Rovenský

drožkář Kalvoda

Hanni Weisse

Alice Gordonová

Theodor Pištěk

ctitel Alice, továrník Braun

Joe Jenčík

Mefisto

Marie Oliaková

paní na ulici

B. Fišer

Crew and creators

Production info

Original Title

Květ ze Šumavy

English Title

A Flower of the Šumava Mountains

Parallel Title

Květ Šumavy

Copyright

1927

Production Year

1927

Premiere

09.09.1927

Production

Karel Lamač

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Ufa

Technical info

Versions

Czech