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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zdenek Stepánek ... Jan Hus / Jan Zizka
Karel Höger ... Emperor Václav IV.
Vlasta Matulová Vlasta Matulová ... Queen Zofie
Ladislav Pesek ... Miserere - Zany
Gustav Hilmar Gustav Hilmar ... Jan z Chlumu
Vítezslav Vejrazka ... Václav z Dubé
Eduard Kohout ... Lefl z Lazan
Bedrich Karen ... Pierre- Cardinal d'Ailli
Frantisek Smolík ... Legat
Otomar Krejca ... Stepán Palec
Vladimír Repa ... Jan - Priest
Marie Tomásová Marie Tomásová ... Johanka
Rudolf Deyl Rudolf Deyl ... Stanislav ze Znojma
Frantisek Kreuzmann ... Tiem - Popish Comisar
Vilém Besser ... Jíra - Carpenter


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Release Date:

29 April 1955 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

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Jan Hus See more »

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Effective Historical Drama on the life of the Great Religious Reformer
4 September 2015 | by JimTKSee all my reviews

Biopic on Czechoslovakia's great historical figure and precursor of the Reformation. Somewhat academic in style and not particularly original, but well enacted, with some brilliant performances. An absorbing and historically honest denouncement of the abuses committed by the Roman Catholic Church in the 15th century, which occasioned the Reformation one century later. However, since the Czechs were under communist domination when the film was made, it overemphasizes political and economical over purely religious matters; the oppression of poor people by the rich clergy and nobility becomes the central issue. The Czech studios were no Hollywood, but, by their standards, this appears to have been a lavish production, and it is quite effective as a historical drama.

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