Jánošík

drama, legend

Typology

feature

Czech title

Jánošík

Runtime

78

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1935

Production year

1935

Premiere

17.01.1936

Language version

Czech, German

Director

Martin Frič

Screenplay

Martin Frič, Karel Hašler, Štefan Letz, Ivan J. Kovačevič

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

Jánošíkova družina

Mirko Eliáš

Jánošíkova družina

Martin Hollý st.

Jánošíkova družina

Jan W. Speerger

Jánošíkova družina

Jindřich Plachta

Jánošíkova družina

Frank Rose-Růžička

Jánošíkova družina

L. H. Struna

Jánošíkova družina

Jan Sviták

Jánošíkova družina

Rudo Uhlár

Jánošíkova družina

Martin Valenta

Jánošíkova družina

Otto Zahrádka

Jánošíkova družina

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

Based on

Jiří Mahen (Jánošík – divadelní hra)

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

A. Huňková, Arnold Reimann

Film Editor

Martin Frič

Production Manager

Karel Hašler

Unit Production Manager

Eduard Šimáček

Consultant

Karel Plicka, Jozef Cincík

Music

Music Composed by

Miloš Smatek

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Singer

Ingriš-babies

Choreographer

Joe Jenčík

Production info

Original Title

Jánošík

English Title

Jánošík

Parallel Title

Liebe, Freiheit und Verrat

Copyright

1935

Production Year

1935

Premiere

17.01.1936

Production

Lloyd

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lloyd

Technical info

Versions

Czech, German

Awards

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