Preserved are the following shots: ripe grain, a man praying, people in fetters being led by riders on horseback, work in a slate quarry, the mining of gold, the catching of river shellfish, a man cutting the grain with a sickle (Gustav Nezval), Prince Wenceslaus (Karel Höger) in a vineyard.
Preserved footage from an unfinished film begun in 1942. Silent exterior shots are extant only. This was the only film from the period of the Protectorate that was to have been shot on the direct insistence of the Nazi occupational authorities, and it was to give the legend of Saint Wenceslaus a German interpretation (Prince Wenceslaus as a German vassal). Preparations for the filming were consciously protracted, and in spite of the fact that the roles had been cast, only filming of the rehearsals took place, all of them shot in the exterior locations. For reasons of "material scarcity" after two years of the production process the project was quietly liquidated.
Boleslav, Václavův bratr
kněžna Drahomíra, Václavova a Boleslavova matka
kněžna Ludmila, Václavova a Boleslavova babička
pohanský kněz Žrec
Prokop Pěkný, Stanislav Pavlík
Horažďovice, Mělnicko, vinice (Mělnicko), Suchdol u Prahy, Sušicko, Praha, Šárka (Praha), Beroun, Křivoklát, Otava, Kouřim, Mělník, Šumava
partially realised project
date of censorship nepředloženo cenzuře
black & white
Tobis – Klang