In the Red of Morning

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Za ranních červánků

Runtime

86

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

26.10.1934

Language version

Czech

Director

Josef Rovenský

Screenplay

Karel Hašler, Josef Neuberg, Julius Schmitt

Synopsis

Josef Dobrovský does not support František Palacký's opinion that books by Czech authors should be written only in Czech. At the demesne of his friend, Count Černín, Dobrovský promises the curate that he will have a talk with gamekeeper Mrština, who apparently has hidden books in Czech. The people in the region trust in Dobrovský because he has always stood up for them at the right moment. Mrština admits that he has books in Czech, and his beautiful granddaughter Madlenka brings them to Dobrovský. Dobrovský only then understands Palacký's faith in the Czech language. The official of the manor Johan would like to marry his step-son Frantík to foolish Rézinka, the daughter of Mayor Menger. Frantík, however, is in love with Madlenka and when his step-father threatens him with disinheritance, he leaves home. The curate also loves Madlenka with a selfless love. He confesses this to Dobrovský and asks him to speak at the count's on behalf of Madlenka and Frantík who want to marry one another. The count then appoints Frantík assistant gamekeeper. In front of the church a grandiose gathering of pilgrims is taking place where for the first time Dobrovský serves mass in the Czech tongue.

Cast

Karel Hašler

Josef Dobrovský

Bedřich Vrbský

František Palacký

Jaroslav Průcha

Eugen hrabě Černín z Chudenic

František Smolík

kaplan Fabián

František Hlavatý

farář Strnádek

Alexander Třebovský

hajný Mrština

Jiřina Štěpničková

Madlenka, vnučka Mrštiny

Ella Nollová

Hukalova žena

Miroslav Sirotek

synek Hukalových

Antonín Holzinger

obroční Johan

Betty Kysilková

Johanova žena

Vladimír Borský

Frantík, syn Johanových

Josef Rovenský

dědeček

Darja Hajská

Rézinka

Hermína Vojtová

matka Rézinky

Václav Menger

starosta ze Švihova

Antonín Hodr

stoupenec Dobrovského

Jan W. Speerger

panský biřic

Jan Marek

panský biřic

Emanuel Hříbal

panský biřic

Gustav Čech

venkovan u muziky

Antonín Marek

písecký vikář

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Rudolf Stahl

Based on

Alois Vojtěch Šmilovský (Za ranních červánků – román)

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Production Manager

Josef Stein

Consultant

prof. dr. Miloslav Hýsek

Music

Music Composed by

Miloš Smatek, Karel Hašler, Karel Hašler (Ty šumavské hory – píseň)

Music Performed by

B. A. Wiedermann (varhany)

Music Conducted by

Miloš Smatek

Songs

Ty šumavské hory

Songwriter

Karel Hašler (Ty šumavské hory)

Writer of Lyrics

Karel Hašler (Ty šumavské hory)

Production info

Original Title

Za ranních červánků

English Title

In the Red of Morning

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Premiere

26.10.1934

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

AB

Technical info

Versions

Czech