Into the Genteel State of Life

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1925

Production year

1925

Premiere

25 December 1925

Runtime

102 min

Director

Karel Anton

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Do panského stavu

Czech title

Do panského stavu

English title

Into the Genteel State of Life

Parallel title

Matka Kráčmerka I.

English parallel title

The Mother kráčmerka I

Synopsis

The gardener Kráčmera, his wife Barbora and daughter Baruška win half a million in the lottery and their lifestyle gradually changes as a result. The Kráčmeras move into a town flat and the mother and daughter go shopping for city clothes but are criticised for it by their former neighbours. The mother also helps her pregnant niece. Kráčmera the gardener promises his former employer that he will continue to tend his garden. Soon the Kráčmeras buy a new house. On an outing with her music teacher, Baruška meets the medical student Václav. Václav's uncle, the former head forester Fiala, causes a commotion when he comes to visit the family. The mother makes a scene at the market when she is buying food for the betrothal lunch and she is brought home by a policeman, without any shopping. Václav asks for Baruška's hand in marriage and Mrs. Kráčmerová tells her husband that it is they who are going to be bringing up a child. It later becomes clear that Mrs. Kráčmerová is going to be a mother again. Wedding preparations are in progress at Fiala's lodge and Fiala's past love Lilinka comes on a visit, and in the end two weddings take place. Mrs. Kráčmerová takes the place of the bellringer, who has fallen asleep.

Cast

Antonie Nedošinská

Barbora Kráčmerová

Karel Noll

zahradník Václav Kráčmera

Jarmila Vacková

dcera Kráčmerových Baruška

Milka Balek-Brodská

služka Eufrosina zvaná Anna

Karel Lamač

MUC. Václav Zdeborský

Theodor Pištěk

nadlesní v. v. Antonín Fiala, Václavův strýc

Nina Laušmanová

stará láska pana nadlesního Lilinka

Otto Zahrádka

Lilinčin otec

Anna Opplová

hospodyně u nadlesního Madla

Anny Ondráková

Pepina, neteř Barbory Kráčmerové

Jan W. Speerger

Pepinin milý Francek

Běla Horská

Pepinina matka

Karel Schleichert

hajný Metud Vejvoda

Antonín Marek

pantatínek zahradník, majitel firmy

Josef Mužík

učitel hudby Rudolf Anděl

Filip Balek-Brodský

domácí Stehlík

Josef Oliak

oddávající kněz

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Anton

Based on

Popelka Biliánová (Do panského stavu – román)

Director of Photography

Václav Vích

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Do panského stavu

Czech Title

Do panského stavu

English Title

Into the Genteel State of Life

Parallel Title

Matka Kráčmerka I.

English Parallel Title

The Mother kráčmerka I

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1925

Production Year

1925

Production specifications

date of censorship 29 September 1925

Premiere

premiere 25 December 1925 /unsuitable for youths/ (kino Adria /4 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Karel Špelina

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Vinohrady

Distribution

Chicago-Film

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

102 min

Original length in metres

2 900 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,33

Colour

black & white

Sound

silent

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

without dialogue

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Intertitles languages

Czech

Opening/End credits languages

Czech