Gypsies (1922 film)

Gypsies (Czech: Cikáni) is a 1922 Czech silent drama film directed by Karl Anton and starring Hugo Svoboda, Olga Augustová and Theodor Pistek.

Directed byKarl Anton
Written byKarel Hynek Mácha (novel)
Karl Anton
CinematographyKarol Kopriva
AB Film
Distributed byLa Tricolore
Release date
7 April 1922
Running time
91 minutes
Czech intertitles

It is an adaptation of the 1835 novel Cikáni by Karel Hynek Mácha. Along with Anton's later silent The May Fairy, it is credited with initiating the tradition of lyricism in Czech cinema.[1]


  • Hugo Svoboda as Giacomo
  • Olga Augustová as Angelina
  • Theodor Pistek as Count Valdemar Lomecký
  • Alfons Rasp as Son of Valdemar Lomecký
  • Julius Czonský as Innkeeper
  • Bronislava Livia as Lea
  • Karel Fiala as Administrator of a manor
  • Karel Schleichert as Old Veteran
  • Josef Sváb-Malostranský as Guest
  • Karel Faltys as Napoleon
  • Jirina Janderová as Countess Lomecká
  • Jindrich Edl as Presiding Judge
  • Frantisek Kudlácek as Priest


  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.15


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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