Pepánek the Rascal

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1923

Production year

1923

Premiere

11 May 1925

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

feature

Original title

Pepánek Nezdara

Czech title

Pepánek Nezdara

English title

Pepánek the Rascal

Synopsis

Pepánek, the eldest child of the Bartoš family who own a farm in the village of Běhlín, is a real rascal who manages to vex the whole village with his pranks. He has a good heart, however. He is the only true friend of Venoušek Klecánek, the sick child of a poor woman. Pepánek also gets on with the other boys of the village but fate takes a hand and he badly injures himself when he jumps into some hay. Children's wounds quickly heal and two weeks later Pepánek is healthy again. One day he is caught taking a crown out of labourer Jakub's pocket and he flogged as punishment. Thus he decides to go out to seek his fortune in the world. He then hurries via a short cut to the nearest village to see his uncle. In order to keep him on his toes, he does not afford Pepánek any of the advantages a relation may deserve and Pepánek soon returns home. He goes back to school. His friend Venoušek dies who thanks him for his friendship. Pepánek is finally publicly commended for his good deeds.

Cast

Béďa Pražský

Pepánek Bartoš

Jarmila Urbánková

maminka Bětuška

Karel Urbánek

tatínek

Jaroslav Auerswald

dědeček

Anděla Novotná

děvečka Madla

Jan Purkrábek

Pepánkův strýček z Měřína

Katy Fibingerová

Klecánková, matka Venouška

J. Polanský

čeledín Jakub

Crew and creators

Based on

Franta Župan (Pepánek Nezdara – román)

Production Designer

Bohuslav Šula

Production info

Original Title

Pepánek Nezdara

English Title

Pepánek the Rascal

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1923

Production Year

1923

Premiere

11 May 1925

Production

Lloydfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lloydfilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech