The Girl from Beskydy Mountains

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1944

Production year

1944

Premiere

27 October 1944

Runtime

85 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Děvčica z Beskyd

Czech title

Děvčica z Beskyd

English title

The Girl from Beskydy Mountains

Parallel title

Bergmaid

Working title

Děvucha z Beskyd

Synopsis

In the solitude of the Beskydy mountains live Vavruš Cagala and Cyril Hanulík and their families. Vavruš and Cyril are hard-working lumberjacks and foremen. Cagala's daughter Terezka is fond of Tomáš Hanulík. But also Pavel Zgabaj, son of the owner of companies in the valley, likes her. Cyril Hanulík is jealous about his wife Heva and wrongly suspects her of being unfaithful. Francek whom Heva loved before marrying avenges himself on Hanulíks: he sets fire to their beehives but the fire spreads to Cagala's hayloft. From that time on, the Cagala family is pursued by misfortune. They lose a horse and timber, and old Zgabaj demands back the money he leant them. He will relent only on condition that Terezka marries his son Pavel. Cagala does not want his daughter to sacrifice herself in this way. Terezka sneaks onto the Zbagajs' estate where she observes their tricks and an attempt to commit fraud with bills of exchange. On the urgings of an old woman, Francek's brother Vincek compensates the Cagala family for the losses incurred by the arson. Cagala can then pay back the loan and Terezka can marry Tomáš.

Note

According to the information of the regional historian Irča Drápalová-Kulišťáková inhabitants from Hážovice, Tylovice and Rožnov lent the actors folk costumes, accessories, boots and other things (in all 369 items).

Cast

Jaroslav Vojta

dřevař Vavruš Cagala

Marie Nademlejnská

Filoména, Cagalova žena

Terezie Brzková

stařenka Cagalová

Marie Glázrová

Terezka, nejstarší dcera Cagalových

Vladimír Salač

Ondra, syn Cagalových

Otomar Korbelář

dřevař Cyril Hanulík

Jiřina Štěpničková

Heva, Hanulíkova žena

Gustav Nezval

Tomáš, Cyrilův syn z prvního manželství

Gustav Hilmar

sedlák Zgabaj

Jiří Dohnal

Pavel, Zgabajův syn

František Kreuzmann

sedlák Vincek Kapralík

Vítězslav Vejražka

Francek, Vinckův bratr

Růžena Šlemrová

Rozárka, Vinckova žena

Vladimír Řepa

majitel pily Slaměný

Jan W. Speerger

dřevař Jura

Alois Dvorský

účetní na pile

Elena Hálková

Rozka, děvečka u Zgabajů

Jaroslav Zrotal

milý děvečky Rozky

Václav Dědek

hostinský

Radana Vojtová

dcera Cagalových

Crew and creators

Based on

Miloslav J. Sousedík (Paprádná nenaříká – román)

Screenplay

Jan Drda

Director of Photography

Ferdinand Pečenka

Production Designer

Karel Škvor

Set Designer

Ina Kubová

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Production Manager

Vilém Brož, Jaroslav Niklas

Consultant

Miloš Kulišťák, Jan Samec (lyžařství)

Cooperation

Antonín Frič (fotograf), Karel Hájek (fotograf), Arno Pařík (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Srnka

Music Performed by

Orchestr Pragfilmu

Songs

Ta naše lavečka už se polámala

Singer Jiřina ŠtěpničkováMarie GlázrováVladimír Salač

Tráva neroste enem za vodú

Singer mužský sbor

Kúlalo se, kúlalo, červené jablečko

Singer Elena Hálková

Production info

Original Title

Děvčica z Beskyd

Czech Title

Děvčica z Beskyd

English Title

The Girl from Beskydy Mountains

Parallel Title

Bergmaid

Working Title

Děvucha z Beskyd

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1944

Production Year

1944

Production specifications

date of censorship 24 October 1944 (predikáty „umělecky hodnotný film“ a „film pro Den hrdinů“)
projection approval 5 June 1945 (konec povolení k promítání 4. 6. 1946)
projection approval 23 May 1946 (konec povolení k promítání 30. 11. 1946)
projection approval 1948 (neschváleno do distribuce)

Premiere

premiere 27 October 1944 /suitable for youths/ (kina Adria /3 týdny/, Kapitol /3 týdny/ a Lucerna /3 týdny/, Praha)
renewed premiere 14 June 1945 /suitable for youths/

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lucernafilm (původní 1944), Státní půjčovna filmů (obnovená 1945)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

85 min

Original length in metres

2 424 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech, German