The Child from the Periphery

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1929

Production year

1929

Premiere

17 January 1930

Runtime

84 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Dítě periferie

Czech title

Dítě periferie

English title

The Child from the Periphery

Parallel title

Mamičko, mámo

English parallel title

Oh Mummy, Oh Mum

Synopsis

Pepča, a homeless girl, has fallen in love with a young engine-driver. He loses his memory during a train accident and lives unrecognised on a country farm belonging to the widowed farmers wife Žofka. After a pub fight during which he regains his memory, he goes back home where his sweetheart stil waits for him. However, Pepča sees his happiness with of Žofka, she lets him go.

Note

In the years 2012 – 2014 the film was reconstructed by National Film Archive.

Cast

L. H. Struna

strojvůdce Emil Hora

Elsa Vetešníková

sirotek Pepča

Mary Jansová

ovdovělá selka Žofka Svatoňová

Eduard Malý

strážník Jan Hora, Emilův otec

Marie Fingerová

Emilova matka

Edmond Trachta

kovář Ondřej Loukota

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Vilém Vlasák, Josef Mach

Screenstory

Jaroslav Mottl

Screenplay

Jaroslav Mottl

Director of Photography

Josef Bulánek, Jaroslav Fischer

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Dítě periferie

Czech Title

Dítě periferie

English Title

The Child from the Periphery

Parallel Title

Mamičko, mámo

English Parallel Title

Oh Mummy, Oh Mum

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1929

Production Year

1929

Production specifications

date of censorship 20 December 1929

Premiere

premiere 17 January 1930 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Favorit /1 týden/ a Louvre /1 týden/, Praha)

Production

Herafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Gea-Film

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

84 min

Original length in metres

2 400 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,33

Colour

tinting, black & white

Sound

silent

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

without dialogue

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Intertitles languages

Czech

Opening/End credits languages

Czech