Queen of the Silver Mountains

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Královna stříbrných hor

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1939

Production year

1939

Premiere

15.09.1939

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Špelina

Synopsis

Several tenants occupy a house on the Prague outskirts. In the worst apartment lives the Valenta family: the devout Mrs. Valentová with her crippled son Martin and daughter-in-law Pepča, who reproaches them for her having to feed them. One day the parish organizes a pilgrimage to Holy Mountain and Father Jan offers the poor Valentas a free journey. The mother visits the cathedral, in her prayers she supplicates God for the mitigation of their sufferring and presently she dies exhausted. But her words have been heard. The son, broken-hearted by his mother's death, is bothered by fire and smoke in the house. The neighbour woman Marešová has carelessly cast aside a lit match and the house has burst into flame. The scared Martin subconsciously gets up and then faints. But the neighbours rescue him. He meets the residents of the house in hospital and they are witnesses to a great event: Martin is once again able to walk and he reconciles with Pepča. Father Jan congratulates Martin, reminding everyone that genuine faith is the curative of man.

Cast

Ella Nollová

Valentová, matka Martina

Vilém Pfeiffer

Martin Valenta

Věra Kratochvílová

Martinova žena Pepča

Vladimír Borský

páter Jan

Milka Balek-Brodská

A. Marešová

Květa Vojáčková

Mimi Marešová

Marie Oliaková

nájemnice

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Jiří Kratina

Production Designer

J. Dobeš

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Production Manager

Arthur Feist

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš

Production info

Original Title

Královna stříbrných hor

English Title

Queen of the Silver Mountains

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1939

Production Year

1939

Premiere

15.09.1939

Production

Dafa

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Dafa

Technical info

Versions

Czech