The Prague Adamites

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Pražští adamité

Runtime

48

Country

Austria-Hungary

Copyright

1917

Production year

1917

Premiere

19.10.1917

Language version

Czech

Director

Antonín Fencl

Synopsis

It is Sunday at the Podoli baths. Mr and Mrs Stovicek observe what is going on around them. Mr Stovicek would like to join in the fun at the swimming pool but cannot, for his wife wants to go on an excursion with a friend. Stovicek hides in the rocks during the outing and his wife thinks that he has fallen and is wounded. Her husband, in the meantime, runs back to the swimming pool where he is mistaken for the new lifeguard Vena Vodopich. After a number of comic situations the wife finds out that Stovicek is at the swimming pool and she also believes him to be Vena. Vena's wife is looking for her husband, she needs him to help her look for their child who has gone missing. All ends well when everything is explained. Mrs Stovicek finds her husband, Vena gets drunk and the child is found.

Note

The first Czech film in which one actor plays two parts. Also the first Czech film to be sold abroad – Hungary, the Ukraine, the Balkans etc.

Cast

Josef Vošalík

pan Jan Šťovíček/plavčík Véna Vodopich

Terezie Javůrková

Šťovíčkova žena

Ada Karlovský

Drbaný, domácí přítel Šťovíčkových

Rudolf Kadlec

kandidát filozofie Ruda Pilník

Ema Švandová-Kadlecová

švadlenka Čiperná

Jiří Nedošinský

vrchní plavčík Maňas

Jaroslav Kindl

Vrťátko, Šťovíčkův přítel

Katy Kaclová-Vališová

Kačenka, Vodopichova žena

Zdena Kavková

švadlenčina přítelkyně

A. Marhoulová-Wuršová

švadlenčina přítelkyně

Marie Bohatová

sousedka

Lili Švandová

dítě na plovárně

Ema Fenclová

dítě na plovárně

Slávka Fenclová

dítě na plovárně

Theodor Pištěk

muž v davu na plovárně

Crew and creators

Production info

Original Title

Pražští adamité

English Title

The Prague Adamites

Copyright

1917

Production Year

1917

Premiere

19.10.1917

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Bratři Deglové

Technical info

Versions

Czech