Pupil of the Sixth Grade

melodrama

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Sextánka

Runtime

89 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1927

Production year

1927

Premiere

21.02.1928

Language version

Czech

Director

Josef Medeotti-Boháč

Synopsis

A new teacher, the elegant Ivan Sychrava, starts work at a girl's grammar school. The whole of the sixth grade is enchanted by him, most of all Stáňa Bínová. The girls decide to visit Sychrava at home. On her way home Stáňa is injured in an accident caused by a car owned by Dr Mrázek. Mrázek grows fond of Stáňa and he sends her a love letter addressed to her school which attracts the attention of the headmistress and the staff. Stáňa writes a letter to Mrázek rejecting him. Sychrava falls ill and stops going to the school; Stáňa visits him in secret. However, her advantage over the other girls is shortlived. Sychrava leaves town. He is appointed leader of an expedition to French colonial settlements and in Paris he undergoes an eye operation. The desperate Stáňa tries to kill herself but she is saved just in time by Dr Mrázek who has, in the meantime, befriended by her schoolmate Benjamínek. Mrázek writes to Sychrava telling him to come back as soon as possible. Sychrava visits a delighted Stáňa in hospital. The film ends with a double wedding: Sychrava marries Stáňa and Mrázek weds Benjamínek.

Cast

Anita Janová

sextánka Stáňa Bínová

Jan W. Speerger

gymnaziální profesor Ivan Sychrava

Josef Rovenský

školník Masopust

Peggy Dvořáková

Karolina Valášková alias Benjamínek

Josef Oliak

Stánin otec

Marie Oliaková

Stánina matka

Jiří Sedláček

MUDr. Mrázek

Milka Balek-Brodská

ředitelka školy

Jiří Hron

technik Mírný

Eman Fiala

suplující profesor Řehořek

Saša Dobrovolná

matka profesora Sychravy

Bronislava Livia

profesorka dějepisu Zyková

Božena Svobodová

třídní profesorka sexty Marková

Frank Argus

profesor

Jára Sedláček

lékárník

Filip Balek-Brodský

hlídač v parku

Jaroslav Menčík

zjevení ďábla

Josef Kobík

strážník

Crew and creators

Based on

Vilém Neubauer (Sextánka – román)

Screenplay

Martin Frič

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Production info

Original Title

Sextánka

English Title

Pupil of the Sixth Grade

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1927

Production Year

1927

Premiere

21.02.1928

Production

Karel Špelina

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Jan Kyzour

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

89 min

Versions

Czech