Forgotten Patriots

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Zapadlí vlastenci

Runtime

86

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1932

Production year

1932

Premiere

28.10.1932

Language version

Czech

Director

Miroslav J. Krňanský

Synopsis

In February 1842 assistant teacher Karel Čermák comes to the small village of Pozdětín in the Krkonoše Mountains. He was brought up by his grandparents. When his grandfather the teacher died, Karel had to leave off his studies to care for his grandmother. He never knew his mother, she had died when he was still quite small. She had been employed as a servant and the man who seduced her did not marry her. The teacher Čížek and his wife and the distinctive vicar Stehlík amicably accepted Karel. Karel's fear of his new surroundings soon dissipates. Albínka, the niece of the vicar's housekeeper Pepička becomes Karel's secret love. The outspoken patriots organize a party for Czechs in Pozdětín. The only dark cloud is the behaviour of the widow of the late miller Žalák who divulges that Karel is an illegitimate child. Albínka's father takes his daughter home. For several inhabitants of the village a visit to Prague is a great holiday. Upon returning home they learn that the then proprietress of the estate has died. Her heir is Count Vladimír, a progressive man and a good Czech. At the celebration given in his honor Karel sings Škroup's song Kde domov můj. When the Count visits Pozdětín after some time, he offers the hard-working Čermák a position as a teacher in Mílov and recommends that he brings with him Albínka, as Mrs. Čermáková.

Note

At the beginning of the film there are shots of the writer K. V. Rais.

Cast

Jaroslav Vojta

farář Stehlík

Hugo Haas

švec Adam Hejnů

Hermína Vojtová

ševcova žena

Nora Stallich

preceptor Čermák

J. O. Martin

učitel Václav Čížek

Božena Svobodová

učitelova žena

Josef Novák

Podzimek

Lída Baarová

Albínka, Podzimkova dcera

Emilie Sedláčková

Pepička, Albínčina teta

Jarmila Lhotová

Žaláková

Alexander Třebovský

vrchní rada Michael Maxa z Mílova

Hana Míšková

zpěvačka z Prahy

Jan Svoboda

Karel Tarant, Čermákův otec

Vladimír Borský

hrabě Vladimír

Jiří Hron

myslivec

Věkoslav Satoria

kočí pantáta Češka z Lánů

Emanuel Hříbal

kostelník

Luigi Hofman

panský úředník na večírku

Karel Schleichert

panský úředník na večírku

Josef Dobeš

houslista na večírku

Antonín Šolc

poselák

Stanislav Sedláček

zpěvák na kruchtě

Marie Oliaková

Podzimková, Albínčina matka

Pěvecký sbor Dalibor

Crew and creators

Based on

Karel Václav Rais (Zapadlí vlastenci – román)

Costume Designer

Anna Suchardová-Brichová, Lauermann

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Production Manager

Josef Hašler

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš

Selected Music

Bedřich Smetana (Libuše /fanfáry/ – opera), Carl Maria von Weber (Čarostřelec /Der Freischütz/ – opera)

Songs

Kde domov můj, Večerní píseň, Kdybych já věděl, že zítra umřu, Tebe, Pána tvorstva vyznávám, Čechy krásné, Čechy mé, Čarostřelec, Jede, jede poštovský panáček

Songwriter

František Škroup (Kde domov můj), Josef Dobeš (Večerní píseň), Josef Leopold Zvonař (Čechy krásné, Čechy mé), Carl Maria von Weber (Čarostřelec)

Writer of Lyrics

Josef Kajetán Tyl (Kde domov můj), Pavel Schäfer (Večerní píseň), Václav Jaromír Picek (Čechy krásné, Čechy mé), Johann Friedrich Kind (Čarostřelec)

Singer

Nora Stallich (Kde domov můj), Nora Stallich (Večerní píseň), Nora Stallich (Kdybych já věděl, že zítra umřu), Nora Stallich (Tebe, Pána tvorstva vyznávám), sbor (Tebe, Pána tvorstva vyznávám), dětský sbor (Čechy krásné, Čechy mé), Hana Míšková (Čarostřelec)

Production info

Original Title

Zapadlí vlastenci

English Title

Forgotten Patriots

Copyright

1932

Production Year

1932

Premiere

28.10.1932

Production

Elekta, Reiter

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Elekta

Technical info

Versions

Czech