Romance from the Tatra Mountains

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Tatranská romance

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

04.01.1935

Language version

Czech, German

Director

Josef Rovenský

Screenplay

Pavel Ludikar, Hans Dorasil, Josef Rovenský

Screenstory

Pavel Ludikar, Hans Dorasil, Josef Rovenský

Synopsis

In Slovakia's Tatra mountains, an unspoilt wilderness, lives the ironsmith Pavel with his son Janko and the orphan Anuška who are very fond of each other and seem destined for each other. Janko spends the whole summer pasturing his flock high up in the mountains. During this time Anuška is forced to fend off the importunate Jura. Janko cannot live in peace either: he discovers before his cabin an elegant lady, Soňa Varenová, who is exhausted by life in the big city and has come to the mountains to recuperate. Young Janko is spellbound by her and he becomes her guide, which is soon a matter of gossip down in the village. At a traditional summer festivity Janko meets Anuška but pays no attention to her, having eyes only for Soňa. His father Pavel berates him for this, and the young man defiantly returns to the mountains. Pavel then asks Soňa not to lure Janko away from Anuška and she agrees, even though she loves him too. The young man hurries to the village to find Anuška to ask her forgiveness but finds she has gone into the mountains. He goes up after her. As a symbol of their reconciliation the two lovers light a large fire.

Note

The film was issued in Czech and German versions. The film was presented at the 3rd Venice Film Festival, 1935.

Cast

Pavel Ludikar

kovář Pavel

Arno Velecký

Janko, Pavlův syn

Jiřina Štěpničková

kovářova schovanka Anuška

Markéta Krausová

Soňa Varenová

Antonín Soukup

sedlák Jura

Světla Svozilová

děvečka u Jury Zuzka

Josef Kytka

venkovan

Emanuel Hříbal

hospodský

Ella Nollová

kartářka

Orchestr Jana Františka Nýdla

taneční orchestr

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Václav Dražil

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Titles Designed by

Lorenc

Production Manager

František Morávek

Cooperation

Willy Ströminger (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Songs

Jánošík, mocný pán, Teď vím, že nemusím se lásky bát, Vodu, vodu, nechcem já ju, Piju já, piju já, Teče potok od Kriváňa, Srdce mojho si kraj, Hej totu totu, Holčičko moje, čím to je, Červenú ružu, rozmarínček zelený

Songwriter

Josef Dobeš (Jánošík, mocný pán), Josef Dobeš (Teď vím, že nemusím se lásky bát), Josef Dobeš (Vodu, vodu, nechcem já ju), Josef Dobeš (Teče potok od Kriváňa)

Writer of Lyrics

Pavel Ludikar (Jánošík, mocný pán), Pavel Ludikar (Teď vím, že nemusím se lásky bát), Pavel Ludikar (Vodu, vodu, nechcem já ju), Pavel Ludikar (Teče potok od Kriváňa)

Singer

Pavel Ludikar (Jánošík, mocný pán), Markéta Krausová (Teď vím, že nemusím se lásky bát), Pavel Ludikar (Vodu, vodu, nechcem já ju), mužský sbor (Piju já, piju já), Arno Velecký (Teče potok od Kriváňa), Ingriš-babies (Srdce mojho si kraj), Jiřina Štěpničková (Hej totu totu), mužský sbor (Holčičko moje, čím to je), mužský sbor (Červenú ružu, rozmarínček zelený)

Production info

Original Title

Tatranská romance

English Title

Romance from the Tatra Mountains

Parallel Title

Píseň domova / Tatra-Romanz / Das Lied der Heimat

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Premiere

04.01.1935

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Elekta

Technical info

Versions

Czech, German