Mist in the Moorland

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Mlhy na Blatech

Runtime

94

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1943

Production year

1943

Premiere

14.01.1944

Language version

Czech

Director

František Čáp

Synopsis

The orphan Vojta works as a horseherd for farmer Potužák. The wild young man is hard-working but unruly. He is fond of poaching animals on the lords' estates, in the forests and lakes which he sells to middlemen. Potužák's sixteen-year-old daughter Apolenka is in love with him, as he is with her, although he is unconscious of the fact. Her timid brother Václav admires Vojta while Vojta despises him. Apolenka is attacked in the forest by the drunk Martinák. Vojta stuns him with a rod and runs off with Apolenka. Unfortunately the man comes to just as Václav is walking past him and the latter is blamed for the attack. Václav is arrested. Apolenka wants Vojta to tell what really happened; although he says nothing, Václav is still released shortly afterwards. Vojta begins to feel pangs of guilt and starts behaving more kindly to Václav. He now even finds killing animals distasteful. When he lets a deer free from its trap, the poacher Karhoun stabs him with a knife. Vojta, seriously wounded, is saved by granny Potužák and her great healing potions. The young man now has to serve in the army but Potužák promises him that, if he acquires a good position in the future, he will be able to have Apolenka as his wife.

Note

The film was presented already late in 1943 in České Budějovice, Louny nad Pardubice.

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Cast

Zdeněk Štěpánek

sedlák Josef Potužák

Marie Blažková

manželka Potužáka

Vladimír Salač

Václav, syn Potužákových

Jarmila Smejkalová

Apolenka, dcera Potužákových

Terezie Brzková

zbudovská babička

Rudolf Hrušínský

čeledín Vojta

Jaroslav Zrotal

myslivec Radonický

Jaroslav Průcha

sedlák z Pašic Jakub Krušný

Marie Nademlejnská

manželka Jakuba Krušného

Josef Kotapiš

Jakub, syn Krušných

Helena Smolová

Anča, dcera Krušných

Vilém Pfeiffer

panský pěšák Martinák

František Kreuzmann

pytlák Karhoun

Miloš Nedbal

vyšetřující soudce

František Roland

košíkář Pavlíček

Vladimír Řepa

Lochnout

Otto Rubík

panský správce

František Filipovský

soudní úředník Novák

Rudolf Deyl ml.

pacholek u Potužáků Tomeš

Alois Dvorský

krejčí Mejstřík

Vladimír Šmeral

mladý sedlák u zbudovské babičky

Jan W. Speerger

porybný

Darja Hajská

hospodyně u zbudovské babičky

Bohuš Rendl

Ferda, druhý syn Krušného

Špaček

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

František Milič

Based on

Karel Klostermann (Mlhy na Blatech – román)

Camera

Ferdinand Pečenka, Bruno Stephan, J. V. Staněk (přírodní snímky)

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Set Designer

Prokop Pěkný

Costume Designer

Fernand Vácha

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Production Manager

Vilém Brož, Karel Šilhánek

Unit Production Manager

Robert Vyhlídka

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Srnka

Production info

Original Title

Mlhy na Blatech

English Title

Mist in the Moorland

Working Title

Milenec tůní / Láska a vášeň

Copyright

1943

Production Year

1943

Premiere

14.01.1944

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lucernafilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech