The Shadow in the Light / Blind Juro / Stubborn Juro

educational

Typology

feature

Czech title

Stín ve světle

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1928

Production year

1928

Premiere

22.02.1929

Language version

Czech

Director

Josef Kokeisl

Synopsis

Juro and Jano, rivals in love, both are trying to win the favours of Maryša. Juro leaves to do seasonal work and when he returns he decides to marry Maryša. Jano also leaves, along with other villagers. They all live together in a stable and a number of them catch an eye infection – trachoma. Jano wants to be cured but Juro refuses medication and decides to go off to America. There he is held for a medical inspection and is sent back although he has to pay his own way. Meanwhile Jano, now recovered, has married Maryša. Juro becomes blind and lives as a beggar in his native village.

Note

The end of the film was made as an educational health-service film warning against dangers of trachoma. The second reel shows a motorised threshing machine by Wichterle & Kovařík at work.

Cast

Zdena Listová

Maryška

Vendelín Buk

Janko

Gustav Hrdlička

Ivo/rychtář

Otto Zahrádka

pokoutný agent

Filip Balek-Brodský

hostinský v námořnické krčmě

Milka Balek-Brodská

prostitutka v krčmě

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Karel Driml

Screenplay

Karel Driml

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Stín ve světle

English Title

The Shadow in the Light / Blind Juro / Stubborn Juro

Parallel Title

Tvrdošíjný Juro / Slepý Juro / Tvrdohlavý Jura

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

educational

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1928

Production Year

1928

Premiere

22.02.1929

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Filmindustrie

Technical info

Versions

Czech