Prisoner on Bezděz Castle

drama, historical

Typology

feature

Czech title

Vězeň na Bezdězi

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1932

Production year

1932

Premiere

01.07.1932

Language version

Czech

Director

V. Ch. Vladimírov

Synopsis

The army of Czech king Přemysl Otakar II on the right bank of the river Morava on the eve of the feast of St Rufus, 1278. The Czech and Moravian lords swear their allegiance to their leader the day before the battle with the German army of Rudolf of Habsburg. Although heavily outnumbered, Přemysl's army has the better of the enemy until betrayal by Milota z Dědic causes the Czech army to be defeated and the king is killed. Přemysl's son prince Wenceslas is still young and so Emperor Rudolf appoints margrave Otto of Brandenburg as ruler of the country. He imprisons Wenceslas in Bezděz castle. The country is marauded by Otto's mercenaries; there is famine and plague. The Czech lords try to free Wenceslas but Otto has the prisoner transferred to northern Germany. Wenceslas, poorly fed and clothed, is saved by his father's faithful servant, Dětřich Špaček of Kostelec. The Czech lords try to ransom Wenceslas with 35,000 pieces of silver they have amassed but Otto tricks them. Wenceslas is finally released by order of the emperor after five years in prison and, ill and emaciated, he returns to his homeland. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Note

According to the film yearbook issued at the time the film was made, the length of the film was 2300,0 m.

Cast

Petr Dmitrijevič Roščin

český král Přemysl Otakar II.

Pavel Alexejev

Herman z Bezdězu

V. Ch. Vladimírov

podkomoří Dětřich Špaček z Kostelce

Milli Czivišová

kralevic Václav

Theodor Pištěk

správce hradu rytíř z Wolfensteinu

Ada Pellová-Czivišová

královna Kunhuta

Jiří Hron

zbrojnoš Vítek, později sluha na Bezdězi

Karel Schleichert

Vítkův děd

Nataša Javorská

dívka Alenka

Jan W. Speerger

braniborský markrabě Ota V. Braniborský

P. Gorjanskij

Robert, správcův syn

Marie Oliaková

nuzačka

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Karel Špelina

Screenplay

Karel Špelina

Production Designer

Václav Kolář

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Josef Nečásek, Václav Kolář

Production Manager

Karel Špelina

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Stelibský

Production info

Original Title

Vězeň na Bezdězi

English Title

Prisoner on Bezděz Castle

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama, historical

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1932

Production Year

1932

Premiere

01.07.1932

Production

Dafa

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Dafa

Technical info

Versions

Czech