Thirsty Youth

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1943

Production year

1943

Premiere

15 October 1943

Runtime

83 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Žíznivé mládí

Czech title

Žíznivé mládí

English title

Thirsty Youth

Synopsis

The wife of cottager Marek has an illegitimate son, Jaroslav, with landowner Navrátil, who has no interest in the boy. Marek reproaches his wife for her misbehaviour even after many years, avoids working, and drinks away their money. Jaroslav is a good boy and his mother is a great support. He likes Liduška, who lives alone with her father, the ferryman Král. Her mother has long ago abandoned them. Marek makes friends with the vagabond Doubek, who usually comes to the village each summer for seasonal farm work. Doubek takes a fancy to Liduška, and the romantic adolescent girl is not indifferent to him. Jaroslav is jealous of Doubek and on account of him he quarrels with Liduška. Mrs. Králová comes from Prague, but she leaves at once without having met with her daughter. Marek needs money for his lover, the innkeeper Marie, and together with Doubek he burglarizes Navrátil's safe. Doubek is soon arrested after the theft and Marek drowns in fleeing from the police. Navrátil, whose marriage has remained childless, would like to redress his long years of indifference toward his son by offering Mrs. Marková and Jaroslav money. Both, however, proudly refuse it. Liduška makes up with Jaroslav.

Cast

Ladislav Boháč

chalupník Josef Marek

Helena Bušová

Anežka, Markova žena

Vladimír Salač

kovářský učeň Jaroslav, syn Markových

Vladimír Leraus

statkář Navrátil, Jaroslavův pravý otec

Marie Rosůlková

Marie, Navrátilova žena

Jindřich Plachta

převozník Václav Král

Stanislava Strobachová

Ludmila, Králova bývalá žena

Stella Májová

Liduška, dcera Králových

Josef Gruss

tulák František Doubek

Jaroslav Marvan

četnický strážmistr Hora

Eman Fiala

hajný František Mařinec

František Filipovský

učitel Kolátor

Marie Vášová

šenkýřka Marie Novotná

J. Nožička

velebný pán

Jan W. Speerger

četnický strážmistr

Emanuel Hříbal

listonoš

Antonín Jirsa

kovář Josef Jíra

Josef Steigl

šafář

Drahomíra Hůrková

ošetřovatelka

pes Rek

pes Cikán

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Ivo Novák

Screenstory

Karel Nový

Script Editor

Josef Hlaváč

Camera Operator

Jan Novák

Production Designer

Ferdinand Fiala

Set Designer

Oldřich Novotný

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Emil Poledník

Production Manager

Otakar Sedláček, Karel Feix

Unit Production Manager

Miloš Mastník

Consultant

Adolf Wenig

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Kapr

Songs

Jaké je to hezké, dva kováři v městě, Sivá holuběnko, Teče voda proti vodě, Srdíčko mě bolí, churaví

Singer

Ladislav Boháč (Jaké je to hezké, dva kováři v městě), Marie Vášová (Jaké je to hezké, dva kováři v městě), Josef Gruss (Jaké je to hezké, dva kováři v městě), dětský sbor (Sivá holuběnko), Josef Gruss (Teče voda proti vodě), Josef Gruss (Srdíčko mě bolí, churaví)

Production info

Original Title

Žíznivé mládí

English Title

Thirsty Youth

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1943

Production Year

1943

Premiere

15 October 1943

Production

Nationalfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Nationalfilm

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

83 min

Versions

Czech