The May Fairy

The May Fairy (Czech: Pohádka máje) is a 1926 Czech silent romance film directed by Karl Anton and starring Ferdinand Kankovský, Anna Opplová and Anita Janová. It is credited with helping to introduce the tradition of lyricism in Czech cinema.[1]

The May Fairy
George Voskovec and Bozena Svobodová
Directed byKarl Anton
Written byVilém Mrstík (novel)
Václav Wasserman
CinematographyVáclav Vích
Production
company
Elektajournal
Distributed byJulius Schmitt
Release date
25 December 1926
CountryCzechoslovakia
LanguageSilent
Czech intertitles

It was shot in several locations including Prague and Vienna. The film's sets were designed by Vilém Rittershain.

Cast

  • Ferdinand Kankovský as Forester
  • Anna Opplová as Forester's Wife
  • Anita Janová as Helenka
  • Jarmila Horáková as Gusta
  • Berta Reifová as Albína
  • George Voskovec as Rísa
  • Ludvík Veverka as Rísa's Friend
  • Antonín Marek as Priest
  • Betty Kysilková as Priest's Housekeeper
  • Bozena Svobodová as Rísa's Landlady
  • Mary Jansová as Waiter
  • Marie Pocepická as Marta
  • Frantisek Fiser as Jenys
  • Sasa Dobrovolná as Jenys's Mother
  • Jindrich Lhoták as Nikolaus von Rittenburg
  • Milka Balek-Brodská as Postmistress
  • Marie Pavlíková as Cilka
  • Jan Richter as Policeman
  • Václav Kubásek as Anna's Husband
  • Václav Zichovský as Physician
  • Eduard Simácek as Student
  • Ladislav H. Struna as Pimp
  • Elsa Vetesníková as Street-walker
  • Helena Zmatlíková as Little Helenka
  • Josef Dekoj as Kacka's Boyfriend
  • Véna Vyskoc as Himself
  • Ferda-Sirky-Evropa as Himself

References

  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.15

Bibliography

  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.