The Ring

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Prstýnek

Runtime

93

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1944

Production year

1944

Premiere

16.02.1945

Language version

Czech

Director

Martin Frič

Screenplay

Josef Neuberg, Josef Hlaváč

Screenstory

Kamil Zeman

Synopsis

Jan Sochor refuses to help with the construction of a little chapel which is to celebrate the miracles of St Anthony. He tells the priest what happened twenty years ago, the most famous miracle performed by the village's patron saint. At that time a young princess and an old impotent prince came to live in their castle. The fresh air was to try to help them conceive a long-desired heir. The chance encounter between the princess and the able-bodied Sochor led to secret love trysts. Afterwards the couple left and the princess gave birth to a son. Sochor married a girl named Baruška and they had only daughters. Twenty years later the young prince Robert arrives in the village and his passion for hunting secures his friendship with Sochor. Robert grows fond of Sochor's eldest daughter, also called Baruška, but she resists his courtship. Sochor catches them during one of their secret meetings and does not hesitate to use the strap on Robert as he would his children. Robert, furious, has him arrested. In tears, Baruška begs to have her father released and the princess puts things to rights without telling her son that Sochor is his real father.

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Cast

Otomar Korbelář

Jan Sochor/Sochorův otec

Marie Blažková

Sochorova matka

Naděžda Vladyková

Baruška, žena Jana Sochora

Hermína Vojtová

Baruščina matka

Vlasta Fabianová

kněžna Andresová

František Smolík

kníže Ferdinand Andres

Zdeněk Dítě

mladý kníže Robert

Jana Dítětová

Baruška, dcera Jana a Barušky Sochorových

Růžena Šlemrová

baronka, společnice kněžny

Ferenc Futurista

knížecí kočí pan Václav

Ella Nollová

kořenářka

Bolek Prchal

obecní strážník

Alois Dvorský

zvoník Čejka

Jaroslav Seník

kastelán

Ota Motyčka

kostelník

Ludmila Skleničková

komorná na zámku, myslivcova milá

Karel Šmíd

nadlesní

Emil Bolek

hajný

Bedřich Bozděch

komorník Filip

Milka Balek-Brodská

služka na faře

Antonín Soukup

starosta obce Marčan

Darja Hajská

starostova žena

Karel Veverka

venkovan

Miloš Šubrt

venkovan

Josef Steigl

venkovan

Josef Oliak

venkovan

Běla Jurdová

dívka okopávající růže

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Script Supervisor

Jan Otto Schmitt

Screenstory

Kamil Zeman

Camera

Václav Hanuš (interiéry), Julius Vegricht (exteriéry)

Set Designer

Oldřich Novotný

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Miroslav Prokeš

Production Manager

Václav Dražil

Unit Production Manager

František Urbánek

Consultant

J. M. Gottlieb (umělecký poradce), Miroslav Haller (jazykový poradce)

Cooperation

Antonín Frič (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Eman Fiala

Songs

Vítejte nám

Singer

dětský sbor (Vítejte nám)

Production info

Original Title

Prstýnek

English Title

The Ring

Copyright

1944

Production Year

1944

Premiere

16.02.1945

Production

Nationalfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Nationalfilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech