Catch Him! / The Clumsy Burglar

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Chyťte ho!

Runtime

36

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1924

Production year

1924

Premiere

01.01.1925

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Lamač

Screenplay

Karel Lamač, Václav Wasserman

Screenstory

Karel Lamač, Václav Wasserman

Synopsis

A mad comedy filmed in the style of American slapstick comedies. Sculptor Johnny Miller returns home with his drunken friends after a party and makes a bet that he can find his way home blindfolded. However, instead of his house, he finds himself in a cemetery where a band of villains led by the burglar Ransdorf are holding a meeting. Because Johnny is still wearing the scarf over his face which had been covering his eyes, the robbers take him for one of them and they want him to rob the villa of Frank Sellins, guardian of the wlalthy orphan Lilly Ward. Various humorous intrigues follow during which, for example, the guardian requests that "burglar" Johnny steal his ward's dowry with the promise that they'll share the loot. Johnny, however, falls in love with Lilly and devises a plan with her whereby he actually steals the money. The real burglars and real policemen become involved in the plot. Lilly is abducted but Johnny saves her at the last moment and takes her into his arms.

Cast

Karel Lamač

sochař Johnny Milller

Anny Ondráková

zámožný sirotek Lilly Wardová

Theodor Pištěk

Lillin poručník Frank Sellins

Antonie Nedošinská

Lillina chůva

Martin Frič

Johnnyho přítel

Bedřich Veverka

Johnnyho přítel

Vladimír Majer

vůdce lupičů Ransdorf

Jan W. Speerger

italský kolovrátkář/lupič/milenec

Mario Karas

majitel herny

Jiří Hron

hráč rulety

Máňa Ženíšková

Lillina přítelkyně Marta

Ferry Seidl

železničář

Josef Hořánek

strážník

Jindřich Muška

lupič

Jan Richter

lupič

Ada Velický

pomocník lupičů

Marie Černá

milenka

Luigi Hofman

strážník

Marie Veselá

žena na ulici

Václav Žichovský

Frankův přítel

Crew and creators

Production info

Original Title

Chyťte ho!

English Title

Catch Him! / The Clumsy Burglar

Parallel Title

Lupič nešika

Copyright

1924

Production Year

1924

Premiere

01.01.1925

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Gloriafilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech