The Way of the Cross

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Cestou křížovou

Runtime

94

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production year

1938

Premiere

15.04.1938

Language version

Czech

Director

Jiří Slavíček

Screenplay

Karel Steklý, Jaroslav Menčík

Synopsis

In a small village in Chodsko the people have a day-to-day struggle to make ends meet. Many have resorted to working on a large estate. Only the parish priest Jiří stands up in protest against their undignified lot. But he receives no thanks for this because the steward stirs up the villagers against him. The mechanic Staněk also works on the estate. His son Ondřej wants to go to Prague to study law but is frustrated by his mother's wish that he enter the priesthood. His mother is relying on the priest to talk her son round. But Jiří himself was in the same position once and knows it is hard to carry out a profession one has not entered willingly. What's more, Ondřej is very fond of Hanča Vachudová and would like one day to marry her. But Ondřej believes the evil gossip he hears and renounces her angrily. She discovers she is pregnant but does not tell her father. The priest takes the unfortunate girl in, but this gives the villagers a reason to request his transfer to another parish. At his last sermon all the parishioners gather and Ondřej is swayed by the priest's words, as the whole congregation is, and he vows to marry Hanča, and so he confesses to be the father of Hanča's child.

Cast

Hana Vítová

Hanči Vachudová

František Kreuzmann

pijan Vachuda, Hančin otec

Zdeněk Štěpánek

farář Jiří

Jaroslav Průcha

strojník Staněk

Hermína Vojtová

Staňkova žena

Vladimír Šmeral

Ondřej, syn Staňkových

Jaroslav Marvan

ředitel velkostatku

Eman Fiala

holič Matěj Palma

Ella Nollová

Hančina kmotra

Karel Kolár

starosta

Marie Ptáková

matka faráře Jiřího

Karel Černý

sedlák

Karel Postranecký

hostinský

Jindřich Fiala

vesničan

Emil Dlesk

vesničan

František Malý

vesničan

Marie Pilská

vesničanka

Nita Romanečová

vesničanka

Karel Máj

účetní Kořán

Vladimír Řepa

šafář

Josef Kotalík

důchodní na panství

Alois Dvorský

kostelník Fiala

Josef Vošalík

pokrývač Nechyba

Vladimír Jedlička

sirotek Toník Barták

Jan W. Speerger

houpačkář

Gabriel Hart

učitel

Václav Menger

sedlák Kalista

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Gustav Straschnitz

Based on

Jindřich Šimon Baar (Cestou křížovou – román)

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Production Manager

Václav Dražil

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Fiala

Selected Music

Bedřich Smetana (Prodaná nevěsta /Znám jednu dívku a Proč bychom se netěšili/)

Production info

Original Title

Cestou křížovou

English Title

The Way of the Cross

Copyright

1938

Production Year

1938

Premiere

15.04.1938

Production

Monopol

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Monopol

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Odměny ministra průmyslu, obchodu a živností

1939
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Monopol