Karel Hynek Mácha

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

Premiere

15 September 1937

Runtime

111 min

Director

Zet Molas

Category

film

Genre

biography

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Karel Hynek Mácha

Czech title

Karel Hynek Mácha

English title

Karel Hynek Mácha

Synopsis

The negative view of the censors of Mácha's novel Cikáni (Gypsies) provoked irritation among students and actors. Mácha refuses to attend the auditions for its performance and jealously watches over his girlfriend Lori's contacts with the patriots. Before the emperor's arrival in Prague for the coronation, Palacký exhorts the literary public to compose celebratory verse. Mácha writes a short poem, which is, however, rejected by the regent. Mácha stays clear of society and concentrates on writing his long poem Máj (May) and on completing his studies. Lori is disowned by her family because she is expecting Mácha's child. She then gives birth to a son, Ludvíček. Máj is finally published, but the critics are largely scathing. Among the students, on the contrary, the poem is greeted with enthusiasm. Mácha obtains a position as adjunct in Litoměřice and he walks to Prague to see Lori and his son. The date of the wedding is now fixed, Lori prepares to move to Litoměřice. Shortly before the wedding can take place, Mácha selflessly helps to put out a fire. Nevertheless he catches cold and dies of pneumonia. Mácha's brother Michal carries the tragic news to the desperate Lori.

Cast

Ladislav Boháč

Karel Hynek Mácha

Karla Oličová

Lori Šomková

Eva Gerová

mladší sestra Lori Aninka

František Kreuzmann

Josef Kajetán Tyl

Světla Svozilová

Leni Forchheimová

Jindřich Plachta

justiciár Duras

Marie Ptáková

Lorencová v Litoměřicích

Svatopluk Beneš

Máchův bratr Michal

Vítězslav Vejražka

student Sabina

Jiří Vondrovič

student Havlík

Rudolf Hrušínský st.

kritik Tomíček

Antonín Strnad

František Palacký

Miroslav Svoboda

synovec justiciára Durase

Eman Fiala

student Václav Blažek

Alois Peterka

otec Lori Šomkové

Amalie Faltysová

Marie, matka Lori Šomkové

Václav Mlčkovský

člen Tylovy společnosti

Julius Baťha

hostinský

Emanuel Kovařík

zřízenec u Durase

Elsa Vetešníková

pomocnice v domácnosti u Durasů

Věra Petáková

nejmladší sestra Lori Róza

Josef Kraus (2)

poštovní posel

Emil Dlesk

venkovan

L. Besta

Crew and creators

Director

Zet Molas

Based on

Emil Synek (Mimo proud – divadelní hra)

Screenplay

Zet Molas

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Ferdinand Kursa

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Josef Stein

Cooperation

Antonín Frič (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Branberger

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K., Český nonet, Recitační sbor dramatického oddělení Státní konzervatoře (Music Conducted by Milan Svoboda), pěvecký sbor (Music Conducted by Antonín Modr), B. A. Wiedermann /varhany/

Songs

Hej, Slované

Songwriter lidová slovenská píseň
Writer of Lyrics Samo Tomášik
Singer mužský sbor

Znám já jednu dívku krásnou

Singer Karla Oličová

Production info

Original Title

Karel Hynek Mácha

Czech Title

Karel Hynek Mácha

English Title

Karel Hynek Mácha

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

biography

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Production specifications

date of censorship 11/1937 (kulturně-výchovný)

Premiere

premiere 15 September 1937 /suitable for youths/ (kino Apollo /1½ týdne/, Praha)

Production

Triglav

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Kinofilm Brno

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

111 min

Original length in metres

3 150 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: Odměny ministra průmyslu, obchodu a živností

1937
Praha / Czechoslovakia