The Oriental Languages' Teacher

Country

Austria-Hungary

Copyright

1918

Production year

1918

Premiere

27 September 1918

Runtime

35 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuremedium

Original title

Učitel orientálních jazyků

Czech title

Učitel orientálních jazyků

English title

The Oriental Languages' Teacher

Synopsis

The young marchioness Sylva, the daughter of di Chuarez and a lover of romantic novels, makes the acquaintance of the gallant doctor Jiri d'Algeri, a teacher of oriental languages. She longs to become close to him and so she joins a Turkish language course which he teaches. After some time Jiri ventures to ask the marquis for Sylva's hand in marriage but he is refused. One day Sylva happens to meet the bachelor Max Papperstein outside the doctor's house; he falls in love with her and begins following her. His interest in Sylva is discovered by the marquis di Chuarez who is trying to protect his daughter from both Papperstein and Jiri. After a while the marquis is offered a position at the embassy in Constantinople but on condition that he speaks Turkish. Sylva persuades him to take a course run by Dr d'Algeri who, with his diplomacy, can ensure di Chuarez will be the only candidate for the position of ambassador. Finally the marquis recognises the integrity of the teacher and he consents to the marriage.

Note

In 2002 the film was reconstructed by National Film Archive.

Cast

Quido del Noce

profesor Jiří Algeri

Josef Rovenský

velvyslanec republiky Exotica markýz Carlos de Chuarez

Olga Rautenkranzová

vyslancova dcera markýza Sylva

Ferenc Futurista

Max Papperstein, člen spolku Antifeminis

Eman Fiala

číšník

Jan S. Kolár

Jiřího přítel Jan

Oldřich Kmínek

člen klubu Antifeministů

Emil Kolár

šachista v klubu

Josef Hanus

šachista v klubu

Crew and creators

Production info

Original Title

Učitel orientálních jazyků

English Title

The Oriental Languages' Teacher

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Austria-Hungary

Copyright

1918

Production Year

1918

Premiere

27 September 1918

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lucernafilm

Technical info

Lenght

medium

Runtime

35 min

Versions

Czech