Wild Barbara

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Divá Bára

Runtime

76

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1949

Production year

1949

Premiere

29.04.1949

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladimír Čech

Synopsis

Bára, the daughter of a communal herdsman, is pursued by all the young men from the village. The parents of the village boys are not pleased with this at all, because they believe the superstitious old women who claim that Bára is a daughter of a noonday-witch. The beautiful girl has one friend, Eliška, foster-daughter of the parish priest. The priest also likes Bára and always takes her side. The manorial administrator Sláma is trying to win Eliška, but Eliška loves a student from Prague. Bára decides to frighten Sláma away from his courtship. She disguises herself as a ghost, scares Sláma to death near the graveyard and makes him promise to leave Eliška in peace. But Sláma's coachman alarms the entire village and they recognize Bára in the ghost. They lock her in the morgue to punish her. The village boys Josífek and Vojta want to help Bára. Josífek goes on his horse to get the huntsman who has liked Bára already for a long time, and Vojta is running to the morgue. Here, in a nasty quarrel with his father, he drops a lantern and the morgue starts burning instantly. Fortunately, the huntsman arrives in time, and takes Bára with him, away from the superstitious village folks.

Cast

Robert Vrchota

myslivec

Marie Brožová

panna Pepinka, farářova sestra

Antonín Rýdl

obecní pastýř Jakub, Bářin otec

Jan Pivec

panský správce Sláma

Josef Kemr

Josífek

Marie Rýdlová

Vlčková, Josífkova matka

Josef Vošalík

Vlček, Josífkův otec

Gustav Hilmar

rychtář

Josef Maršálek

Vojta, rychtářův syn

Marie Blažková

myslivcova matka

Stanislava Strobachová

Jakubova žena, Bářina matka

Eva Vrchlická

kořenářka

Anna Kadeřábková

Marjánka, Vojtova nevěsta

Věra Kalendová

děvečka u rychtáře

Lubomír Lipský

mládenec

Pavel Salaba

Frantík

František Marek

hostinský

Emil Kavan

chasník

Miroslav Grác

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Robert Vyhlídka

Based on

Božena Němcová (Divá Bára – povídka)

Camera Operator

Rudolf Stahl ml.

Costume Designer

J. M. Gottlieb

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

František Černý

Production Manager

Bohumil Šmída

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslav Niklas

Consultant

J. M. Gottlieb

Music

Music Composed by

Dalibor C. Vačkář

Music Performed by

Český pěvecký sbor, FISYO

Music Conducted by

Jan Kühn (Český pěvecký sbor), Otakar Pařík (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Divá Bára

English Title

Wild Barbara

Copyright

1949

Production Year

1949

Premiere

29.04.1949

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Borský – Sinnreich, Vladimír Borský, Jan Sinnreich

Technical info

Versions

Czech