Jánošík

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1935

Production year

1935

Premiere

17 January 1936

Runtime

78 min

Director

Martin Frič

Category

film

Genre

drama, legend

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Jánošík

Czech title

Jánošík

English title

Jánošík

Parallel title

Liebe, Freiheit und Verrat

Synopsis

The date is 1711. The village Terchová and the entire region is suffering under the cruel rule of Count Šándor Révayi. Old Jánošík's wife dies. For not performing his work for the count's estate so that he could prepare the burial, old Jánošík is dragged off to prison and beaten to death. Exactly at this time his son Juro is returning home from his studies and his beloved Anka tearfully tells him all that has happened. Juro chastises the count and leaves for the mountains. He is gradually followed by other men stricken by the count's despotism and they begin to take their revenge on the nobles. The lordship issues a warrant for Jánošík's arrest, offering a reward. The people, however, are fond of the outlaw, and so he always succeeds in escaping. After two years the count succeeds in the end in capturing Jánošík's comrades, and this thanks to the betrayal of an old landlady and a wily Gypsy woman. Jánošík goes on a visit to Anka, but the count has imprisoned her. Meanwhile his band has been captured at the inn and the soldiers are waiting only for him. Jánošík discovers the treachery but his escape does not come off because the innkeeper has poured peas under his feet. He is sentenced to death by hanging on a hook. Before mounting it himself he sings and dances for the last time.

Note

The film was presented at the 4th Venice Film Festival, 1936.

Cast

Paľo Bielik

Jánošík

Andrej Bagar

Šándor

Theodor Pištěk

Andrej Mariássi, hrabě Markušovský

Filip Dávidík

Janíčko

Vladimír Majer

velitel pandurů

Marie Skálová-Lamošová

hraběnka

Alois Peterka

hrabě Béla Révay

Rudolf Bachlet

člen Jánošíkovy družiny

Mirko Eliáš

člen Jánošíkovy družiny

Martin Hollý st.

člen Jánošíkovy družiny

Jan W. Speerger

člen Jánošíkovy družiny

Jindřich Plachta

člen Jánošíkovy družiny

Frank Rose-Růžička

člen Jánošíkovy družiny

L. H. Struna

člen Jánošíkovy družiny

Jan Sviták

člen Jánošíkovy družiny

Rudo Uhlár

člen Jánošíkovy družiny

Martin Valenta

člen Jánošíkovy družiny

Otto Zahrádka

člen Jánošíkovy družiny

Roza Schlesingerová

baba zrádkyně

Jaroslav Sadílek

ceremoniář

Alfred Baštýř

host na slavnosti

Marie Oliaková

host na slavnosti

Darja Hajská

slečna na slavnosti

Julius Baťha

pobočník hraběte Markušovského

Mária Bancíková

vesnická žena

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Assistant Director

Gina Hašler, Eduard Šimáček

Based on

Jiří Mahen (Jánošík – divadelní hra)

Screenplay

Karel Plicka, Karel Hašler, Martin Frič, Štefan Letz (slovenské dialogy), Ivan J. Kovačevič (slovenské dialogy)

Director of Photography

Ferdinand Pečenka

Camera Operator

Bohumil Paris

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

A. Huňková, Arnold Reimann

Film Editor

Martin Frič

Production Manager

Karel Hašler

Consultant

Karel Plicka, Jozef Cincík

Cooperation

Willy Ströminger (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Miloš Smatek

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K. (Music Conducted by Miloš Smatek)

Singer

Ingriš-babies

Choreographer

Joe Jenčík

Production info

Original Title

Jánošík

Czech Title

Jánošík

English Title

Jánošík

Parallel Title

Liebe, Freiheit und Verrat

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama, legend

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1935

Production Year

1935

Production specifications

start of filming 14 September 1935 (ateliéry)
end of filming 24 October 1935 (ateliéry)
date of censorship 01/1936 (kulturně-výchovný)
date of censorship 02/1937 (kulturně-výchovný /německy namluvená jazyková mutace/)
projection approval 9 November 1945 (konec povolení k promítání 9. 11. 1946)
projection approval 1 October 1946 (konec povolení k promítání 9. 5. 1947)

Premiere

gala premiere 16 January 1936 (kino Světozor, Praha)
premiere 17 January 1936 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Juliš /2 týdny/ a Světozor /2 týdny/, Praha)
premiere 02/1937 /unsuitable for youths/ (německy namluvená jazyková mutace)
renewed premiere 1 December 1945 /suitable for youths/

Production

Lloyd

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lloyd (původní 1937), Státní půjčovna filmů (obnovená 1945)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

78 min

Original length in metres

2 210 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

German, Slovak

Dialogue languages

German, Slovak

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Slovak, German

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 20. mezinárodní filmový festival Benátky

1959
Benátky / Italy
Národní filmový archiv

Vítěz

Event: Ceny ministra průmyslu, obchodu a živností

1936
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Ferdinand Pečenka

Vítěz

Event: Ceny ministra průmyslu, obchodu a živností

1936
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Martin Frič