The Virgin

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Panna

Runtime

82

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1940

Production year

1940

Premiere

02.08.1940

Language version

Czech

Director

František Čáp

Screenplay

Rudolf Madran-Vodička

Synopsis

Mrs Piskořová, co-owner of an insolvent boarding house, forces her daughter Klára into a marriage with the wealthy elderly architect Kacík who has recently left his wife. Klára, however, loves the waiter Prokop who, unbeknown to her, is in fact a mining engineer. No-one is aware of the fact that Klára's land, thought to be worthless, contains a valuable coal deposit. The fraudulent banker Jonát discovers this fact and intends acquiring this land by marrying Klára. Kacík's daughter Milena arrives at the boarding house in an attempt to appease her parents. She also asks her father to urge Jonát to cancel the suspect contracts which threaten her dowry. Mr and Mrs Piskoř try to make Klára decide which of the two she will marry, the architect or the banker. Her answer that it is too late is mistakenly interpreted by her parents who then demand to know who has seduced her. A map of Klára's land is discovered which Jonát had been hiding and which reveals why he wanted to marry her. Kacík forces him to return Milena's dowry and then goes off to see his wife. Klára explains that she is not pregnant and she is finally able to marry her beloved Prokop.

Note

The first performance of the film was held on the 3rd of July 1940 on the festival Filmové žně in Zlín.

Cast

Věra Ferbasová

Klára Piskořová

Saša Rašilov

majitel penzionu Piskoř, otec Kláry

Antonie Nedošinská

Piskořová, matka Kláry

Božena Šustrová

Slávka, Piskořova neteř

Jiří Steimar

architekt Kacík

Marie Rosůlková

Kacíková

Sylva Langová

Milena, dcera Kacíkových

Raoul Schránil

policejní komisař dr. Karel Čermák

Jiří Vondrovič

Ing. Prokop Čermák, Karlův bratr

Čeněk Šlégl

bankéř Viktor Jonát

František Roland

policejní inspektor Roškot

Vítězslav Boček

MUDr. Jaroslav Hlaváček, porodník

Vladimír Salač

pikolík Ferda

Jan W. Speerger

sluha v penzionu Václav

Jindřich Láznička

vrchní číšník v penzionu

Milena Velíšková

panská v penzionu

Hugo Huška

host v penzionu

Jaroslav Sadílek

úředník u bankéře Jonáta Horšák

Alois Dvorský

sluha u bankéře Jonáta

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Antonín Kubový

Based on

František Zavřel (Panna – divadelní hra)

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Titles Designed by

Arno Pařík

Production Manager

Oldřich Papež

Music

Music Composed by

Julius Kalaš

Music Performed by

Orchestr R. A. Dvorského

Music Conducted by

R. A. Dvorský (Orchestr R. A. Dvorského)

Songs

Proč není žádnou záhadou

Songwriter

Julius Kalaš (Proč není žádnou záhadou)

Singer

Inka Zemánková (Proč není žádnou záhadou), Věra Ferbasová [dab] (Proč není žádnou záhadou)

Production info

Original Title

Panna

English Title

The Virgin

Copyright

1940

Production Year

1940

Premiere

02.08.1940

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lucernafilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: Filmové žně 1940 Zlín

1940
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Lucernafilm