Sturdy as a Rock

drama

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Skalní plemeno

Runtime

88 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1944

Production year

1944

Premiere

17.03.1944

Language version

Czech

Director

Ladislav Brom

Synopsis

Explosives manager Petr Pangrác is well respected for his abilities by all the quarrymen at the granite quarry. Only master Hurt does not like him. Anka Halíková has fallen in love with Petr, but since Hurt recommended her as canteen-keeper at the quarry he expects some gratitude from her. In an argument proud Petr is offended and leaves the quarry. He buys himself a plot of land called Borovičko on the other bank of the river. Petr is the only one who believes there is granite there. If granite were found near the river, a stone bridge could be built. Standa, the unmanly son of the mayor and innkeeper Zadák, secretly visits Anka. The girl just laughs at him and she complains about him to his sister, the teacher Pavlína. After many days' hard work Petr finds granite in his mine. Standa surprises Anka in a deserted place and violently tries to have his way with her, but she falls off the cliff. Petr is arrested on suspicion of murder. But Pavlína intervenes and Standa confesses the truth to the officers of the law.

Cast

Otomar Korbelář

střelmistr Petr Pangrác

Jaroslav Vojta

Petrův otec

Terezie Brzková

Petrova matka

Gustav Hilmar

starosta a hospodský Zadák

Anna Prchalová

starostova žena

Vladimír Šmeral

Standa, syn Zadákových

Blanka Waleská

učitelka Pavlína, dcera Zadákových

Otto Rubík

mistr v lomu Hurt

Dana Medřická

kantýnská Anka Halíková

Jaroslav Šára

opilec Halík, Ančin bratr

Jindřich Plachta

polír Kedles

Jiří Dohnal

kameník Vosmík

Vítězslav Havel

malý Pepík Bartoš

Jarmila Švabíková

švadlena Bartošová, Pepíkova matka

Karel Beníško

pomocník střelmistra

Miloš Šubrt

skalák

Vojta Novák

ředitel panských lomů

Gabriel Hart

pan řídící

Jaroslav Seník

stavební rada Rous

Miloš Nedbal

obhájce

Karel Fořt

druhý pomocník střelmistra

Věkoslav Satoria

vyslýchající úředník

Karel Šmíd

strážmistr

Fráňa Vajner

strážmistr

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Jiří Lehovec, František Urbánek, Josef Mach

Based on

Jan Morávek (Skalní plemeno – román)

Screenplay

Karel Steklý

Camera Operator

Jaromír Holpuch

Production Designer

Ferdinand Fiala

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Production Manager

Václav Dražil

Music

Music Composed by

Jaroslav Křička

Production info

Original Title

Skalní plemeno

English Title

Sturdy as a Rock

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1944

Production Year

1944

Premiere

17.03.1944

Production

Nationalfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Nationalfilm

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

88 min

Versions

Czech