Sweet Sixteen

Country

Austria-Hungary

Copyright

1918

Production year

1918

Premiere

6 December 1918

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

feature

Original title

Šestnáctiletá

Czech title

Šestnáctiletá

English title

Sweet Sixteen

Synopsis

Jan Křišťan inherits Motyčín estate and arrives to have a look round his property. In his vineyards he catches a young attractive thief, Běla, the daughter of the landowner Krulich, and he falls in love with her. Běla, however, leaves for boarding school where, under the influence of her emancipated friends who think love is outdated, her love for Jan grows cold. Krulich decides to take drastic action. He takes Běla away from the boarding school and marries her off to Jan. However, Běla arrives accompanied by her friends. Jan, as a husband, is considered a lesser being, Běla doesn't want to hear of any obligations which dictate married life. The unhappy Jan decides to call for the help of his two friends from Prague. Finally, Běla's friends Vlasta and Máňa leave with Jan's friends for Prague and only then can Jan begin a proper married life with Běla. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Note

The film materials are believed lost.

Cast

Jožka Schneider

dědic statku Motyčína JUC. Jan Křišťan

Gabriel Hart

Křišťanův přítel Pavel

A. V. Jarol-Jarolímek

Křišťanův přítel Viktor

M. Exnerová

hospodyně Markyta

Jiří Nedošinský

majitel statku Milotín Tomáš Krulich

Milada Haunerová

Krulichova dcera Běla

Inez Čeledová

Bělina přítelkyně Vlasta

Marie Karpfingerová

Bělina přítelkyně Máňa

Černá

majitelka pensionátu Emerencie Kropenatá

Anna Hýblová

Crew and creators

Production info

Original Title

Šestnáctiletá

English Title

Sweet Sixteen

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Austria-Hungary

Copyright

1918

Production Year

1918

Premiere

6 December 1918

Production

Pragafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Kinema

Technical info

Versions

Czech