Late May

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Pozdní máj

Runtime

84

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

29.03.1935

Language version

Czech, German

Director

Leo Marten

Screenplay

Václav Wasserman

Screenstory

Karel Špelina

Synopsis

The widowed Mrs Alma decides to go off travelling and asks her brother-in-law to take care of her estate in her absence. She also takes on an assistant, Nedbal, but she takes such a fancy to him that she puts off her departure. The head forester also welcomes his arrival as he hopes that, with his help, he will finally be able to catch the poacher. The innkeeper Konrád is courting the head forester's daughter Blanka, however, she has eyes only for the new help. While Nedbal is doing his rounds, he comes across a dead deer and he decides with the chief forester to lie in wait for the poacher during the night. Mrs Alma invites Nedbal to supper at her mansion and keeps him so long that he is late for his meeting with the chief forester. The poacher shoots the forester and Nedbal puts the blame upon himself. The innkeeper Konrád is on friendly terms with the poacher Josef and both pretend to the lovelorn Blanka that Nedbal is hoping to win the affections of Mrs Alma. The men prepare a trap for Nedbal but their plan backfires. Nedbal declares his love to Blanka and Mrs Alma finally goes off on her travels. In a letter she appoints Nedbal administrator of the estate until her return.

Note

The film was presented in the Czech borderland with German dubbing under the title Jägerblutt already late in 1934.

Cast

Jaroslav Marvan

nadlesní Rys

Hana Vítová

Blanka, dcera nadlesního

Rolf Wanka

adjunkt Ing. Nedbal

Čeněk Šlégl

Bohumil, Almin švagr

Václav Trégl

hajný Slíva

Otto Rubík

hostinský Konrád

Jan Richter

pytlák Josef

Eman Fiala

komorník Filip

Máňa Hanková

komorná Lojzička

Václav Menger

kuželkář Ferda

Eduard Šlégl

kibic u kuželníku

Karel Němec

farář

Alois Dvorský

vesničan

Crew and creators

Director

Leo Marten

Screenstory

Karel Špelina

Camera

Jan Roth

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Production Manager

Arthur Feist

Cooperation

Erich Eisner (texty písní německého dabingu 1934)

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Stelibský

Songs

Obláčky bílé, Vesmírem se koulí koule, Stojí, stojí před okénkem máj, Byla noc krásná májová

Songwriter

Josef Stelibský (Obláčky bílé), Josef Stelibský (Vesmírem se koulí koule)

Writer of Lyrics

Karel Růžička (Obláčky bílé), Karel Růžička (Vesmírem se koulí koule)

Singer

Rolf Wanka [dab] (Obláčky bílé), Oldřich Kovář (Obláčky bílé), Lili Šturmová [dab] (Obláčky bílé), Setleři (Obláčky bílé), Eman Fiala (Vesmírem se koulí koule), Máňa Hanková (Vesmírem se koulí koule), Setleři (Stojí, stojí před okénkem máj), Setleři (Byla noc krásná májová)

Production info

Original Title

Pozdní máj

English Title

Late May

Working Title

Májová noc

Parallel Title

Jägerblut

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Premiere

29.03.1935

Production

Dafa

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Dafa

Technical info

Versions

Czech, German