God's Mills

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Boží mlýny

Runtime

110

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1929

Production year

1929

Premiere

22.11.1929

Language version

Czech

Director

Josef Medeotti-Boháč

Screenplay

Josef Neuberg

Synopsis

Farmer Záhoř swears in court that he has returned old Podestat the money that he borrowed in the past. Podestat's son, however, knows that this isn't true. Záhoř works with Vondra and Matěj. Both wish to court the blacksmith's daughter Nana. The stronger Vondra finally agrees that Matěj should marry her. A lavish wedding is prepared. Nana finds out that Matěj is not a good farmer and she grows closer to Vondra. Everyone except Matěj knows this. Nana is expecting a baby, but she doesn't know who the father is. When a neighbour tells Matěj of Nana's infidelity, he nearly kills her. Vondra has taken completely his brother's place. Matěj wishes to leave for America. However, Vondra kills him during the night and is seen burying the body at dawn. Old Záhoř is desperate, he wants to return joung Podestat his money but the latter refuses it. The gendarmes take Vondra away. In his barn old Záhoř burns the banknotes he had once denied he had and the building goes up in flames.

Cast

Alexander Třebovský

starý sedlák Tomáš Záhoř

Jan W. Speerger

Záhořův starší syn Vondra

L. H. Struna

Záhořův mladší syn Matěj

Gustav Frištenský

kovář Drastil

Anita Janová

Drastilova dcera Nana

Ladislav Desenský

starosta Ziman

Edmond Trachta

mladý sedlák Podestát

Marie Kučerová

manželka mladého Podestáta

Otto Zahrádka

Matějův soused

Ferry Seidl

sedlák Foukalík

Emil Dlesk

sedlák Bulovec

Luigi Hofman

soudce

František Juhan

sedlák Jírovec

Roza Schlesingerová

nepravá nevěsta

Milka Balek-Brodská

porodní bába

Antonín Frič

advokát

Josef Sládek

sedlák

Mirko Mencl

sedlák

Josef Kytka

sedlák

Crew and creators

Based on

Jan Vrba (Boží mlýny – román)

Screenplay

Josef Neuberg

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production Manager

Karel René Moláček

Consultant

Jan Vrba

Production info

Original Title

Boží mlýny

English Title

God's Mills

Copyright

1929

Production Year

1929

Premiere

22.11.1929

Production

Starfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Starfilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Zlatá medaile časopisu Filmový kurýr

1930
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Josef Medeotti-Boháč