Prague Children

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Pražské děti

Runtime

84

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1927

Production year

1927

Premiere

20.06.1928

Language version

Czech

Director

Robert Zdráhal

Screenplay

Robert Zdráhal

Screenstory

Robert Zdráhal

Synopsis

The father of Anička Klánová, an army reservist, is executed for his part in the resistance at the beginning of the First World War. Anička, as an abandoned child, experiences a difficult childhood. Jiří Milan, the son of a wealthy industrialist, has been driven out by his father for his whimsical lifestyle. He wants to start a new life and he finds work as a driver. Jiřís friend from the War tells Anička the news about her brother Jindra: Jindra defected to the enemy and is believed to have been killed. Anička faints and Jiří, her neighbour, revives her. He becomes her friend and protector. Police informer Kimla tries to find favour in Anička but, when he discovers he has a rival, he informs against Jiří for the deliberate destruction of a portrait of the emperor which had, in fact, occurred by chance. The coup d'état which then breaks out saves Jiří from arrest and imprisonment. Anička becomes his wife and their happiness is complete when they hear the news that Anička's brother Jindra is alive and has returned home as a legionnaire. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Note

L. H. Struna was present at the screening of the film at the Film Archive (30. 10. 1979). According to his testimony, the war scenes were filmed in Prague in Stromovka park. The film contains documentary shots from October 1918.

Cast

Marta Friedmannová

Anička Klánová

Ferry Seidl

Aniččin otec

Theodor Pištěk

továrník Karel Milan

Božena Svobodová

továrníkova žena

Jan W. Speerger

továrníkův syn Jiří

Bronislava Livia

Klára Wienerová

Jan Jančík

Aniččin bratr Jindra

L. H. Struna

Jindrův přítel Jiří Hron

Jan Marek

konfident Alfréd Kimla

Antonie Nedošinská

paní Barbora

Karel Fiala

ředitel Žal

Eduard Malý

tajný

Karel Kalista

šikovatel

Bohumil Kovář

vojenský krejčí

Adolf Nettl

hejtman řídící popravu

Karel Veselý

generál

Ferdinand Kursa

pobočník

Václav Žichovský

polní kurát

Jindřich Fiala

vojenský sluha

Crew and creators

Production info

Original Title

Pražské děti

English Title

Prague Children

Copyright

1927

Production Year

1927

Premiere

20.06.1928

Production

Umafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Umafilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech