Mája the Student of Philosophy

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Filosofka Mája

Runtime

105

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1928

Production year

1928

Premiere

31.08.1928

Language version

Czech

Director

Oldřich Kmínek

Screenplay

Oldřich Kmínek

Synopsis

After many years abroad engineer Mojmír Čermák returns home to take over the running of his uncle's textile factory. On the journey he makes the acquaintance of Mája Benešová, a student of philosophy, whom he finds enchanting. Mája is also attracted to the interesting young man. Mojmír, however, does not want to enter into a serious relationship. He first wants to fulfil an old resolution: to find the man who drove his father to suicide and to avenge his father's death. His quest leads him to Mája's father, a textile merchant. He starts work at Beneš's firm as a partner and tries to destroy his business and financially ruin him. This situation considerably complicates the relationship between Mojmír and Mája, who now love each other. Fortunately Mojmír discovers from a letter that he had wronged Beneš. He therefore puts the latter's finances in order and then intends to go abroad once more. Mája persuades him not to go and both decide to spend the rest of their lives together.

Note

The artistic interiors and furniture were supplied by the firm U-P Praha. The film contains rare pictures of old tramcars.

Cast

Anita Janová

studentka PhC. Mája Benešová

Alois Charvát

Májin otec Václav Beneš

Antonie Nedošinská

Májina matka Marie Benešová

Bronislava Livia

studentka PhC. Helena Durdisová

Josef Šváb-Malostranský

továrník Karel Čermák

Václav Norman

továrníkův synovec ing. Mojmír Čermák

Jaroslav Reddy Půlpán

malíř Soukup

Josef Valenta

dr. Nečesaný

Frank Argus

Tomáš Beneš, Májin bratr

Vilém Neubauer

továrník z Karlína

Oldřich Kmínek

vedoucí tkalcovny

Crew and creators

Based on

Vilém Neubauer (Filosofka Mája – román)

Production Designer

František X. Čtrnáctý

Cooperation

František Mařík

Production info

Original Title

Filosofka Mája

English Title

Mája the Student of Philosophy

Copyright

1928

Production Year

1928

Premiere

31.08.1928

Production

Interfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Interfilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech