Vrba the Clerk

melodrama

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Adjunkt Vrba

Runtime

72 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1929

Production year

1929

Premiere

13.12.1929

Language version

Czech

Director

Miroslav J. Krňanský

Synopsis

Head forester Maran lives with his wife Bozena in a remote gamekeeper's lodge. He is satisfied with his work and with his marriage. His much younger wife, however, secretly longs for an exciting life. Her longing is fired even more by the young clerk Vrba who is hired to assist Maran. Vrba falls passionately in love with Bo§ena and she responds to his love. One day Vrba is shot by a poacher and Bozena carefully tends him for the period of his sickness. When the two young people are alone, Vrba tries to persuade Bozena to leave with him. Maran learns of Vrba's love from the poachers, but he does not have to do anything about it. Bozena herself decides to reject Vrba's love for she cannot forget that Maran took her for his wife without regard for her poverty. Vrba asks to be transferred and Maran gives him a dagger as a leaving present. He once stabbed someone with it who had seduced his friend's wife. Vrba leaves and once more the gamekeeper's lodge is filled with calm and quiet contented happiness.

Cast

Karel Lamač

adjunkt Karel Vrba

Karel Hašler

nadlesní Jan Mařan

Jarmila Lhotová

Mařanova manželka Božena

Darja Hajská

služebná u nadlesního

Karel Schleichert

hajný Ryzka

Karel Kulhánek

kočí Jakub

Bohumil Kovář

karbaník

Luigi Hofman

lékař MUDr. Filip Bastl

Jan Marek

pytlák Jan Sonka

Emil Dlesk

pytlák Martin Kalina

Josef Kobík

hostinský

Crew and creators

Based on

Jan Klecanda (Adjunkt Vrba – román)

Screenplay

Karel Smrž

Art Director

Vilém Rittershain

Set Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Production info

Original Title

Adjunkt Vrba

English Title

Vrba the Clerk

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1929

Production Year

1929

Premiere

13.12.1929

Production

Fortunafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Fortuna Film

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

72 min

Versions

Czech