Prince Wenceslas

drama, historical

Typology

feature

Czech title

Kníže Václav

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1942

Production year

1942

Premiere

neproběhla

Language version

Czech

Director

František Čáp

Summary

Unfinished film.

Synopsis

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.

Note

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.

Cast

Karel Höger

kníže Václav

Vítězslav Vejražka

Boleslav, Václavův bratr

Marie Glázrová

kněžna Drahomíra, Václavova a Boleslavova matka

Jiřina Štěpničková

kněžna Ludmila, Václavova a Boleslavova babička

Gustav Nezval

rolník

Karel Dostal

kněz Pavel

František Kovářík

pohanský kněz Žrec

Jaroslav Vojta

vladyka Důdleb

Fred Bulín

mladý vladyka

Miloš Hájek

mladý vladyka

Ladislav Janeček

mladý vladyka

Ada Dohnal

křesťanský vladyka

Václav Pecián

pohanský vladyka

Svata Benešová

Drahomířina otrokyně

Jiřina Lehárová

Drahomířina otrokyně

Libuše Havelíková

Crew and creators

Script Supervisor

Libuše Juklíčková

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka, Karel Škvor

Set Designer

Prokop Pěkný, Stanislav Pavlík

Costume Designer

Fernand Vácha

Costumes

Jaromír Novák, Betty Adolfová, Josef Žebrakovský, Božena Houšková, Jiří Kalina, František Mašek, František Novák, Marie Sandrová, Františka Smíšková, Františka Seimlová

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Production Manager

Karel Šilhánek

Unit Production Manager

František Růžička

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslav Niklas, Jaroslav Kulhavý, Vladimír Vlček, Karel Beran, Slavomíra Čechová, Vladimír Hrubeš, Jiří Sobotka, Eduard Zachystal

Consultant

Miroslav Rutte (jazykový poradce), Václav Dobš, mjr. Jan Pulkrábek, Alžběta Birnbaumová

Music

Music Composed by

Otakar Jeremiáš

Music Conducted by

Otakar Jeremiáš

Choreographer

Joe Jenčík

Locations

Horažďovice, Mělnicko, vinice (Mělnicko), Suchdol u Prahy, Sušicko, Praha, Šárka (Praha), Beroun, Křivoklát, Otava, Kouřim, Mělník, Šumava

Production info

Original Title

Kníže Václav

English Title

Prince Wenceslas

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama, historical

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1942

Production Year

1942

Premiere

neproběhla

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Technical info

Versions

Czech