Rose from a Rose

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1945

Production year

1945

Premiere

neproběhla

Runtime

85 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Film state

partially realised project, lost film

Original title

Z růže kvítek

Czech title

Z růže kvítek

English title

Rose from a Rose

Parallel title

Ein Kind ward geboren

Summary

Unfinished film.

Synopsis

Kristýnka lives in a workers' colony on the outskirts of a small town. Her beauty has affected all the men living in the district. The girl, who treats them all with the same kindness yet declines all their offers, leaves one day and almost a year passes before she returns. The women in the colony are afraid that their husbands will fall for her again, so they rise up against her. They force their way into her flat but have a change of heart when they see her with a small baby whom she has brought back from the city with her. Kristýnka arouses the curiosity of everyone around her until it is discovered who the father of the child is, and Kristýnka's husband. (Based on press reports of the time)

Workers' colony in a small town. All the men from this town, single or married, workers from the glass factory, freelancers, a postman and a railwayman admire the beauty of a worker’s daughter Kristýnka. All the other women from the colony are jealous of the way the men look at Kristýnka. It escalates at a party in the Fórák, where all the men are interested only in dancing with Kristýnka. Later that night after the party Jozífko sees some man leaving from Kristýnka's place by jumping out of the young girl's window. The whole colony knows about it the next day. The women and the men are very concerned, and they end up fighting with each other. Following this incident, Kristýnka leaves for Prague to stay at her aunt's place until the situation in the colony calms down. Thanks to this Kristýnka's decision can Hanka Černovská get merchant Znamenáček for herself, Zásmucký makes up with his wife and with other couples and the relationship between the fortune teller Zacharová and the railwayman get better, too. After nine months Kristýnka comes back to the colony with her new-born son Karel. When the women of the colony find out, they are ready to banish her from the village. Even though her father tries to protect her, the women burst violently into Kristýnka's room. They eventually change their mind once they see the baby. Later the men from the colony argue over the paternity of the little baby. Since they are all concerned about Kristýnka's reputation, twenty men claim paternity of the baby, including worker Skořepa, married Zásmucký and Náhlík. Everything is explained at the next party in the Fórák. The father of the baby and Kristýnka's husband was shy worker Cápek, who had always been picked on for his shyness and impracticality. With the help of his love for Kristýnka he succeeded to pass his test at work, gained confidence and married her. The young family can finally start living their life and the tensed atmosphere in the workers' colony starts to loosen up. (Based on the original script)

Note

In the spring of 1945 all interior shots were filmed and exterior search was carried out. The exterior shooting was to be carried out in May 1945, but the Prague Uprising made it impossible. The film was planned to be completed by the State Film Production in the Karel Feix Production Group. The script and some of the filmed footage turned out to be inappropriate for the state film production and the film remained unfinished. The filmed footage were not preserved.

Cast

Gustav Nezval

dělník Karel Skořepa

Jiří Dohnal

dělník Vašek Zásmucký, Skořepův kamarád

Karel Höger

dělník Toník Cápek

Ladislav Pešek

kupec Znamenáček

Saša Rašilov

majitel pohřebního ústavu Gabriel Diviš

Zdeňka Baldová

porodní asistentka Anna, Divišova manželka

Jindřich Plachta

holič a ochotník Stuchl

Míla Pačová

kartářka a jasnovidka Anastázie Zacharová

Milada Šupitová

Barča, Vaškova manželka

František Smolík

otec Kristýnky

Vladimír Hlavatý

dělník a harmonikář Franta Jozífko

Jaroslav Seník

dělník Ticháček

Jana Dítětová

Hanka Černovská, Znamenáčkova nevěsta

Jaroslav Vojta

dělník Josef Náhlík

Marie Nademlejnská

Ticháčkova manželka

Jan W. Speerger

železničář, nastávající Zacharové

Eman Fiala

listonoš Kvizda

Marie Rýdlová

matka Hanky

Bohumil Bezouška

učedník Pepík

Hermína Vojtová

sousedka Zacharové

Antonín Jirsa

hostinský Šavrda

Zdenka Dannerová

dělnická žena Toušková

Jindra Hermanová

dělnická žena Malátka

Slávka Doležalová

dělnická žena

Olga Příhodová

dělnická žena

Ludmila Svobodová

dělnická žena

Věra Němotová

dělnická žena

F. X. Mlejnek

namydlený zákazník

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Ladislav Khás

Director of Photography

Karel Degl

Second Unit Photography

Václav Pazderník

Camera Operator

Jindřich Novotný

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Assistent Production Designer

Miroslav Pelc

Costume Designer

Adolf Wenig

Assistant Film Editor

Marie Huberová-Brožová

Sound Designer

Josef Zavadil

Production Manager

Jaroslav Niklas, Vilém Brož (ředitel výroby)

Unit Production Manager

František Milič

Unit Production Manager

Vladimír Valenta (pomocník), František Novák (pomocník), Antonín Dekoj (pomocník), Miroslav Fiala (pomocník), Vladimír Hrubeš (pokladník), Václav Pecián (pokladník), Libuše Beranová (sekretářka produkce)

Consultant

Miroslav Rutte (jazykový poradce)

Cooperation

René Elstner (fotograf), Antonín Frič (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Srnka

Music Performed by

Orchestr Pragfilmu

Songs

Z růže kvítek

Song Composer Jiří Srnka
Singer Marie Glázrovámužský sbor

Nedělička, neděle

Zelení hájové

Přilítlo jaro z daleka...

operetní melodie

Singer Jindřich Plachta

Locations

Sušice, okolí (Sušice)

Production info

Original Title

Z růže kvítek

Czech Title

Z růže kvítek

English Title

Rose from a Rose

Parallel Title

Ein Kind ward geboren

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Film state

partially realised project, lost film

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1945

Production Year

1945

Production specifications

date of censorship nepředloženo cenzuře
technical Screenplay approved 10 January 1945
start of filming 18 February 1945
end of filming 4 May 1945

Premiere

premiere neproběhla

Distribution slogan

no caption

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

85 min

Original length in metres

2 400 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