Black Flame

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Černý plamen

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1930

Production year

1929

Premiere

15.05.1931

Language version

Czech

Director

Miroslav J. Krňanský

Synopsis

One day Gypsies arrive in the area and with them comes the beautiful Daniela, whom an old Gypsy woman once had brought to the camp - nobody knew where from. Daniela loves Ondřej, but a deeper love is awoken in her by a chance encounter with Dr. Palm, who has taken to wandering in the woods since the violent death of his beloved. The doctor, too, is quite intrigued by Daniela. Ondřej steals a silver dress for Daniela from the doctor's house but is shot and wounded by a policeman. Daniela, distraught, brings Dr. Palm to Ondřej, but there is nothing he can do and the young lad dies. In Palm's villa Daniela sees that the silver dress once belonged to Palm's late wife. She decides to leave both the doctor and the camp, and departs with the old Gypsy woman. On the way they meet the policeman who recognises the silver dress, takes her for a thief, and leads her back to the doctor. The latter does not condemn Daniela. He has fallen in love with her and wants her to stay with him. She becomes his wife, but no-one ever finds out the secret of her origin. That, the old Gypsy woman takes to her grave.

Note

The film was shot in 1929 as a silent film with a prologue in which Bronislav Livia and Zvonimir Rogoz acted (the prologue was not included in the sound version). The film came out in 1931 with subsequently spoken scenes and music. The sound version is introducted by a film foreword by F. X. Svoboda.

Cast

Jarmila Lhotová

cikánka Daniela

Jan W. Speerger

MUDr. Jiří Palm

Theodor Pištěk

vůdce cikánů

V. Ch. Vladimírov

cikán Franta

Voloďa Novosilev

cikán Ondřej

Marie Fingerová

Palmova hospodyně Marta

Marie Häusslerová

stoletá cikánka

Václav Rabský

četník

Jindřich Plachta

venkovský krejčí

Václav Pecián

chasník

Fanda Mrázek

chasník

Karolína Vávrová

žena v hostinci

Bronislava Livia

Palmova žena Olga na fotografii a ve vystřiženém prologu

Zvonimir Rogoz

Olžin dávný nápadník ve vystřiženém prologu

F. X. Svoboda

on sám v prologu

Crew and creators

Based on

F. X. Svoboda (Černý plamen – novela)

Production Designer

Vladimír Líman, Alois Mecera

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Bedřich Poledník

Production Manager

Karel Špelina

Music

Songs

Píseň o lásce /Černý plamen/, Lásko, bože, lásko, Kdo má počernou galánku, Kdybych byla ptáčkem, Zahučaly hory zahučaly lesy, U panského dvora, Pod tím naším okénečkem, Tancuj, tancuj, vykrúcaj, Prijdi ty, šuhajko, ráno k nám, Bodaj by vás, vy mládenci, čerti vzali, Týnom tánom, Vrť sa dievča

Songwriter

Vlastislav Antonín Vipler (Píseň o lásce /Černý plamen/), lidová píseň (Zahučaly hory zahučaly lesy), lidová píseň (U panského dvora)

Writer of Lyrics

Jiří Červený (Píseň o lásce /Černý plamen/), lidová píseň (Zahučaly hory zahučaly lesy), František Jaroslav Vacek-Kamenický (U panského dvora)

Singer

Jarmila Lhotová (Píseň o lásce /Černý plamen/), Jarmila Lhotová (Lásko, bože, lásko), Jarmila Lhotová (Kdo má počernou galánku), Fanda Mrázek (Kdybych byla ptáčkem), mužský sbor (Zahučaly hory zahučaly lesy), mužský sbor (U panského dvora), mužský sbor (Pod tím naším okénečkem)

Production info

Original Title

Černý plamen

English Title

Black Flame

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1930

Production Year

1929

Premiere

15.05.1931

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Dafa

Technical info

Versions

Czech