The Prague Adamites

Country

Austria-Hungary

Copyright

1917

Production year

1917

Premiere

19 October 1917

Runtime

48 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionmedium

Original title

Pražští adamité

Czech title

Pražští adamité

English title

The Prague Adamites

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

Albína Marhoulová-Wuršerová

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

Czech Title

Pražští adamité

English Title

The Prague Adamites

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Austria-Hungary

Copyright

1917

Production Year

1917

Premiere

premiere 19 October 1917 /unsuitable for youths/ (kino Lucerna /4 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Bratři Deglové

Technical info

Duration typology

medium length film

Duration in minutes

48 min

Original length in metres

1 271 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,33

Colour

black & white

Sound

silent

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

without dialogue

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Intertitles languages

Czech

Opening/End credits languages

Czech