Maryša

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1935

Production year

1935

Premiere

29 November 1935

Runtime

90 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Maryša

Czech title

Maryša

English title

Maryša

Synopsis

An elderly widower, the miller Vávra, has taken a fancy to Maryša Lízalová. The Lízals are keen to wed their daughter to the wealthy miller. Maryša, however, will not hear of the marriage. She loves a small holder's son Francek. She also knows that Vávra is a coarse and insensitive man and is rumoured to have caused the death of his first wife. He also treats the maid Rozára unkindly with whom he has a child out of wedlock. Even the priest warns Lízal of the unequal match. Francek is taken off to the army and Maryša is left on her own. The Lízals continue to urge their daughter to marry Vávra and, when a neighbour later tells her that Francek has long since been seeing another girl, she gives way and marries Vávra. She accepts his three children as her own and tries to exist in a loveless marriage. When Francek returns from the army, Maryša's life is turned upside down. Francek, Lízal and Vávra meet in the pub and start a fight. Francek goes to see Maryša in the mill and the miller is determined to shoot him. The desperate woman puts poison in her husband's coffee. After his death she is led away to prison.

Note

The costumes used in the film were lent by the inhabitants of Vlčnov, in particular Mr F. Zemek, a former postmaster. The film was presented at the 4th Venice Film Festival, 1936. Two colours print KK-N 95,7 m, DNO-A, DNZ-A are preserved in the National Film Archive.

Film online

Cast

Jiřina Štěpničková

Maryša Lízalová

František Kovářík

Lízal, Maryšin otec

Hermína Vojtová

Lízalka, Maryšina matka

Jaroslav Vojta

mlynář Filip Vávra

Vladimír Borský

Francek Horák

Ella Nollová

Horačka, Franckova matka

Marie Glázrová

služka ve mlýně Rozára

Marie Bečvářová

Maryšina babička

Antonín Soukup

obecní strážník Hrdlička

Josef Příhoda

hostinský, Franckův poručník

Milka Balek-Brodská

sousedka peroucí prádlo

Marta Májová

Strouhalka

Commentary

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Rudolf Stahl

Based on

Alois Mrštík (Maryša – divadelní hra), Vilém Mrštík (Maryša – divadelní hra)

Director of Photography

Karel Degl

Production Designer

Ferdinand Fiala

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Consultant

Ladislav Rutte (národopis), Tonča Mitáčková (národopis), F. Zemek (kroje)

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš, Jiří Fiala

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.,

Songs

Já mám kosu, kosienku

Singer ženský sbor

Okolo Hradišťa voděnka teče

Singer Marie Glázrová

Všici sa ptajú, komu to hrajú

U Hradišťa na trávníčku

Až já smutný půjdem na tu vojnu

Má matičko, velmi stará

Chlapci Vlčnovjané mají koně vrané

Vinšujem Vám, panímámo

Ty mosíš, má milá, zapomínat

Production info

Original Title

Maryša

Czech Title

Maryša

English Title

Maryša

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1935

Production Year

1935

Production specifications

date of censorship 10/1935
projection approval 30 May 1945 (konec povolení k promítání 28. 5. 1946)
projection approval 20 May 1946 (konec povolení k promítání 31. 5. 1947)

Premiere

premiere 29 November 1935 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Fénix /2 týdny/ a Lucerna /2 týdny/, Praha)
renewed premiere 06/1945 /suitable for youths/

Production

Monopol

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Monopol (původní 1935), Státní půjčovna filmů (obnovená 1945)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

90 min

Original length in metres

2 558 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,19

Colour

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: Stuhy časopisu Český filmový zpravodaj

1936
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Monopol

Vítěz

Event: Čestný diplom časopisu Filmové listy

1936
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Jiřina Štěpničková

Vítěz

Event: Ceny Filmového poradního sboru

1935
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Jiřina Štěpničková

Vítěz

Event: Ceny Filmového poradního sboru

1935
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Josef Rovenský

Vítěz

Event: Zlatý štít časopisu Filmová politika

1935
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Josef Rovenský

Vítěz

Event: Ceny Filmového poradního sboru

1935
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Monopol