Forgotten Patriots

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1932

Production year

1932

Premiere

28 October 1932

Runtime

86 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Zapadlí vlastenci

Czech title

Zapadlí vlastenci

English title

Forgotten Patriots

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

Luigi Hofman

panský úředník na večírku

Karel Schleichert

panský úředník na večírku

Josef Dobeš

houslista na večírku

Stanislav Sedláček

zpěvák na kruchtě

Marie Oliaková

Podzimková, Albínčina matka

Pěvecký sbor Dalibor

Crew and creators

Based on

Karel Václav Rais (Zapadlí vlastenci – román)

Director of Photography

Otto Heller

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

Songwriter František Škroup
Writer of Lyrics Josef Kajetán Tyl
Singer Nora Stallich

Večerní píseň

Songwriter Josef Dobeš
Writer of Lyrics Pavel Schäfer
Singer Nora Stallich

Kdybych já věděl, že zítra umřu

Singer Nora Stallich

Tebe, Pána tvorstva vyznávám

Singer Nora Stallichsbor

Čechy krásné, Čechy mé

Songwriter Josef Leopold Zvonař
Writer of Lyrics Václav Jaromír Picek
Singer dětský sbor

Čarostřelec

Songwriter Carl Maria von Weber
Writer of Lyrics Johann Friedrich Kind
Singer Hana Míšková

Jede, jede poštovský panáček

Production info

Original Title

Zapadlí vlastenci

Czech Title

Zapadlí vlastenci

English Title

Forgotten Patriots

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1932

Production Year

1932

Production specifications

date of censorship 10/1932 (kulturně-výchovný)

Premiere

premiere 28 October 1932 /suitable for youths/ (kina Gaumont /3 týdny/, Hollywood /3 týdny/ a Passage /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Elekta, Reiter

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Vinohrady

Distribution

Elekta

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

86 min

Original length in metres

2 450 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,19

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech