The Little Golden Key

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1922

Production year

1922

Premiere

8 December 1922

Category

film

Genre

fairytale, narrative

Typology

feature

Original title

Zlatý klíček

Czech title

Zlatý klíček

English title

The Little Golden Key

Synopsis

Young Matula has succumbed to gambling and he steals money from his parents to finance his passion. His father catches him red-handed and throws him out of the house. Matula roams the world and meets Vávra, also a tramp, who accepts a job as a road-sweeper but he soon dies in a car accident. On his lone wanderings Matula finds a miraculous little key which opens all locks. With its help he acquires a great fortune. He breaks into a bank and steals more money. He then meets the daughter of the cashier who was wrongly accused under suspicion of theft and when he sees her despair, he realises his wrong-doings. Finally he wakes up - it had all been a dream. (According to the censor's certificate).

Note

The original negatives were destroyed by a fire during the Prague Uprising in 1945.

Cast

František Roland

tulák Vávra

Olga Augustová

Pavlína

Marie Ptáková

služebná

Olga Scheinpflugová

Sejkorova dcera Olga

Jaroslav Vojta

krčmář

Alexander Třebovský

pokladník Sejkora

Václav Vydra ml.

Matula jako chlapec

Zdeněk Štěpánek

berní úředník

Miloš Vávra

švihák

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Karel Čapek

Screenplay

Jaroslav Kvapil

Production Designer

Bohuslav Šula, Josef Wenig

Production info

Original Title

Zlatý klíček

English Title

The Little Golden Key

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

fairytale, narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1922

Production Year

1922

Premiere

8 December 1922

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Biografia

Technical info

Versions

Czech