The Maharajah's Pleasure / Harems Without Magic

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Maharadžovo potěšení

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1922

Production year

1922

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Anton

Synopsis

"Maharaja Mamlas Bej drives around the estate of Raul Dusotel. In the fields behind the farm, he and his servants come across Dusotil's daughter, Rhapsodie, and they kidnap her taking her home in the car with them. Dusotil calls on detective Mlha and, with his assistance, they take on the Maharajah and his followers. One by one the pursuers find their way into the Maharajah's palace and are knocked out. Finally, there is an explosion in the palace and the pursuers are able to rescue Rhapsodie." (Quotation from the censor's certificate.)

Note

The film was shot in the AB Vinohrady Studios in the interiors of the film Mrtví žijí (The Dead Are Living). A grotesque comedy, it was part of the Anton Comedies cycle. The censors banned the film for the following reason: "As the shots are in incessant bad taste, compiling offensive scenes which are an infringement upon public decency, the film is immoral spectatle which would cause a public nuisance and therefore contravenes moral honour."

Cast

Karel Lamač

mahárádža Mamlas Bej

Nataša Cyganková

mahárádžova favoritka

Theodor Pištěk

farmář Raoul Dusotil, Rapsodiin otec

Jan S. Kolár

detektiv Mlha

Jaroslav Balzar

detektivův pomocník

Otto Heller

eunuch

Rudolf Stahl

mahárádžova stráž

A. Labská

M. Labská

E. Krákorová

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Anton

Production Designer

Julius Fischer

Production info

Original Title

Maharadžovo potěšení

English Title

The Maharajah's Pleasure / Harems Without Magic

Parallel Title

Harémy kouzla zbavené

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1922

Production Year

1922

Production

Svépomoc

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Svépomoc

Technical info

Versions

Czech