The Miller and His Child

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Mlynář a jeho dítě

Runtime

81

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1928

Production year

1928

Premiere

01.11.1929

Language version

Czech

Director

Zet Molas

Screenplay

Zet Molas

Synopsis

Farmer Jakub asks Rychnovsky the miller for the hand in marriage of his daughter Marie. Marie is distraught as she does not love Jakub. Furthermore, Jakub and Rychnovský slander her sweetheart Konrad, saying that he has his eye on the miller's wife. At her father's request Marie says goodbye to Konrad and leaves for the city. After her departure, Konrad gets drunk and, in the graveyard, spirits appear before him of those who will die within a year. Among them is the miller and Marie. The miller is ill and the grave-digger recommends that he rub his chest with earth taken from a freshly dug grave. The miller takes earth from a grave and suddenly runs into Konrad. He falls to the ground in fright. Marie catches Konrad standing over her father's body and accuses him of causing her father's death. Soon afterwards Marie also dies. However, Konrád manages to get to her just before she dies to play her favourite song. A funeral procession accompanies Marie on her last journey.

Note

The première of the film took place in Plzeň (the Peklo cinema). The première in Prague was not shown until November 1st 1929.

Cast

Jan Svoboda

mlynář Rychnovský

Zet Molas

mlynářova dcera Marie

J. Kašpar

mlynářský chasník Konrád Záleský

Antonie Nedošinská

mlynářova sestra Markéta

Roza Schlesingerová

Konrádova matka

Zdeněk Vávra (2)

hrobník Jonáš

Frank Argus

mladý sedlák Jakub

J. Jarow

chasník u mlynáře Rychnovského

Robert Ford

hostinský

Gustav Čech

kněz

Ferry Seidl

hostinský Blažej

Arnošta Záhoříková

Blažejova žena

Emil Šulc

Darja Hajská

vesnická dívka

Crew and creators

Director

Zet Molas

Based on

Ernst Raupach (Mlynář a jeho dítě – divadelní hra)

Screenplay

Zet Molas

Production Designer

Hans Ritschel

Production info

Original Title

Mlynář a jeho dítě

English Title

The Miller and His Child

Copyright

1928

Production Year

1928

Premiere

01.11.1929

Production

Molas-Film

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Molas-Film

Technical info

Versions

Czech