The Little Rascal

Country

Austria-Hungary

Copyright

1918

Production year

1918

Premiere

13 June 1919

Runtime

31 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionmedium

Original title

Čertisko

Czech title

Čertisko

English title

The Little Rascal

Synopsis

The landowner Srpecek has a daughter, Karolina, who is ripe for marriage; his friend Blažek has an adult son but he is not in too much of a hurry to wed. Srpeček invites both to the fair in the hope that Karolina might get to know the young Blažek better. Srpeček's ward Božka also lives on the estate, a merry and pretty girl, admired by the young men in the district. In order that Blažek does not take a fancy to Božka, Srpeček and his wife lock her in her room and take her clothes. Božka's friends miss her and when they discover that she can't leave the house, they lend her some men's clothes so that she can go with them to the dance. The Srpečeks have to go along with this game and they present Božka to the Blažek family as the son of Srpeček's dead brother. Young Blažek immediately befriends him/her - he doesn't find Karolina attractive and she bores him. When the truth comes out, Božka and the young Blažek discover they like each other even more. Old Blažek, when he finds out that Karolina is to have the farm and fifty thousand crowns, as her dowry, immediately asks for her hand in marriage.

Cast

Milada Haunerová

Božka zvaná Čertisko, Srpečkova schovanka

A. Hlaváček

statkář Srpeček

A. V. Jarol-Jarolímek

doktor Ladislav Blažek

Josef Šváb-Malostranský

továrník Blažek, Ladislavův otec

Emilie Boková

Srpečkova žena

M. Mařanová

Karolína, dcera Srpečkových

Marold

chasník

Čeněk Fencl

hostinský

Marta Friedmannová

děvče u muziky

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Zorka Janovská

Screenplay

Zorka Janovská

Director of Photography

Josef Brabec, Václav Münzberger

Production info

Original Title

Čertisko

Czech Title

Čertisko

English Title

The Little Rascal

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Austria-Hungary

Copyright

1918

Production Year

1918

Premiere

premiere 13 June 1919 /unsuitable for youths/ (kino Světozor, Praha )

Production

Pragafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Pragafilm

Distribution

Kinema

Technical info

Duration typology

medium length film

Duration in minutes

31 min

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