The Sins of Youth

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1935

Production year

1934—1935

Premiere

14 February 1936

Runtime

89 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Hřích mládí

Czech title

Hřích mládí

English title

The Sins of Youth

Parallel title

Studenti na prázdninách

Synopsis

College student Karel Hlubina invites his friend Dochvilný and four fellow students to his father's mill. Karel's sister Lída attracted Dochvilný, but the girl is in love with the self-confident chief of a road construction site. Dochvilný is jealous. He even spies on Lída and discovers that she has spent the night with this man. Even Karel hears about it when in the morning he finds the humiliated and weeping Dochvilný on the stairs to the house. After several days Lída realizes that she has become only further quarry for the thoughtless and superficial dolt. In desperation she wants to drown herself, but Dochvilný finds her and takes her home. In the company of the young people and the attentive Dochvilný, Lída refinds her lost mental equilibrium. At a fairground dance Dochvilný knocks the aggressive seducer to the ground and the whole group of young and contented people, including Lída, return to the mill.

Note

The première outside Prague was held already on the 22nd of November 1935 in Brno.

Cast

Valentin Šindler

mlynář Hlubina

Hana Vítová

Lída, Hlubinova dcera

Vladimír Leraus

Karel, Hlubinův syn

Otto Ballon

ing. Dochvilný, Karlův přítel

Viktor Ostrý

inženýr

Marie Pavlíková

učitelka Věra, Karlova přítelkyně

Deyl Rudolf ml.

student Smíšek

Konstantin Mátl

student Tichý

Jožka Stoklasa

student Plecitý

Arnošt Bartošák

student Pivoňka

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Ivan Jelínek

Director of Photography

Josef Bůžek

Production Designer

Mikulášek

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Vilém Taraba

Music

Music Composed by

Antonín Balatka

Music Performed by

Orchestr Národního divadla v Brně

Songs

Když padá na zahradu hvězdný prach (serenáda)

Song Composer Antonín Balatka
Writer of Lyrics Ivan Jelínek
Singer Viktor Ostrý

Můj milý má mne rád

Song Composer Antonín Balatka
Writer of Lyrics Ivan Jelínek
Singer Hana Vítová

Táhnem' do kraje jako tažní ptáci

Song Composer Antonín Balatka
Writer of Lyrics Antonín Jelínek
Singer sbor

Trháme lístky z kalendáře

Song Composer Antonín Balatka
Writer of Lyrics Ivan Jelínek
Singer sbor

Production info

Original Title

Hřích mládí

Czech Title

Hřích mládí

English Title

The Sins of Youth

Parallel Title

Studenti na prázdninách

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1935

Production Year

1934—1935

Production specifications

start of filming 24 December 1934 (ateliéry)
end of filming 28 December 1934 (ateliéry)
date of censorship 11/1935

Premiere

preview 22 November 1935 (Brno)
premiere 14 February 1936 /unsuitable for youths/ (kino Kotva /1 týden/, Praha)

Production

Excelsiorfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Excelsiorfilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

89 min

Original length in metres

2 525 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,19

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Diplom sekce filmových půjčoven a výroben při obchodním grémiu v Brně

1936
Brno / Czechoslovakia
Diplom sekce filmových půjčoven a výroben při obchodním grémiu v Brně
Josef Bůžek