Tutankhamen / How Love Can Flame in an Instant, Even for the Dead

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1923

Production year

1923

Premiere

7 September 1923

Director

Karel Anton

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

feature

Original title

Tu ten kámen

Czech title

Tu ten kámen

English title

Tutankhamen / How Love Can Flame in an Instant, Even for the Dead

Parallel Title

Kterak láskou možno v mžiku vzplanout třeba k nebožtíku

Synopsis

The hero of the story is the young, attractive assistant of a famous Egyptologist. He loves the latter's daughter Aenny and his love is returned; Aenny's officious admirer Fridolín loses out. The two Egyptologists succeed in finding the tomb of the pharoah Tutankhamen. They intend to transport the precious mummy to their native town of Zelená Lhota where a great reception awaits them organised by the zealous mayor. Two crooks steal the crate containing the mummy and they replace it with a crate of cheese. Then they, themselves, pass themselves off as the famous scientists and they accept the homage paid to them by the deceived townspeople who give them a warm welcome - a band plays in the company of members of the fire brigade, village girls and war veterans. Meanwhile the real scientist is considered a fraud. It is the young assistant who comes to the rescue. He brings the real crate containing the mummy, he clears his future father-in-law of suspicion and gains the hand in marriage of the beautiful Aenna. (According to an article appearing in the press at the time the film was made.)

Cast

Vlasta Burian

Fridolín

Ferenc Futurista

egyptolog Rapapides Bulva

Josef Rovenský

starosta v Zelené Lhotě

Eman Fiala

darmošlap/nepravý egyptolog

Karel Lamač

učenec Drtichlup

Anny Ondráková

zamilovaná dívka Aenny

Martin Frič

zpěvák v kvartetu

Rolf Passer

mladý egyptolog Miloš

František Beranský

zpěvák v kvartetu

Mukke Hellmann

darmošlap

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Anton

Screenstory

Karel Anton

Screenplay

Karel Anton

Production Designer

Bohuslav Šula, František Poneš

Production info

Original Title

Tu ten kámen

English Title

Tutankhamen / How Love Can Flame in an Instant, Even for the Dead

Parallel Title

Kterak láskou možno v mžiku vzplanout třeba k nebožtíku

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1923

Production Year

1923

Premiere

7 September 1923

Production

Anton

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Julius Schmitt

Technical info

Versions

Czech