The Loves of Kačenka Strnadová

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production year

1926

Premiere

25 December 1926

Runtime

122 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Lásky Kačenky Strnadové

Czech title

Lásky Kačenky Strnadové

English title

The Loves of Kačenka Strnadová

Synopsis

Kačenka is a country girl who is sent to her uncle in Prague, where she works initially as a helper in a grocer's shop and later in a butcher's shop. Her sweetheart, Vincek follows her to town but he has no luck. Kačenka, according to the predictions of a gipsy meets a rich engineer named Romanovský who charms her. One night thieves break into the butcher's villa and rob the safe. Kačenka is forced to find a new position with doctor Koulová. Her next post is as a maid in the house of the banker Tomíček whose wife is a film-star. However, Kačenka causes problems during shooting and almost steals away the film-star's lover. Kačenka refuses Vincek's offer of marriage and succumbs to Romanovský. On his own initiative, Vincek tracks down the band which committed the robbery and finds that it is led by Romanovský. Kačenka finally comprehends that she was used by Romanovský and returns to Vincek. She finds him just in time and manages to prevent him from committing suicide and embraces him.

Cast

Zdena Kavková

Kačenka Strnadová

Vlasta Burian

čeledín Vincek Kroutil

Jiří Sedláček

ing. Richard Romanovský

Rudolf Sůva

hostinský Jurásek, Kačenčin strýc

Betty Kysilková

hokynářka Hroznata Šnytlíková

Bronislava Livia

filmová hvězda, žena bankovního ředitele

Bedřich Bozděch

svůdce Felix Čihánek

L. H. Struna

vůdce lupičů/mladík na taneční záb

Elsa Vetešníková

kolozubá vesnická děvečka

Milada Smolíková

manželka uzenáře

Jaroslav Marvan

senátor David Hradecký

Ada Velický

žadatel o místo

Svatopluk Innemann

filmový režisér

Čeněk Šlégl

návštěvník u senátora

Jan Roth

strážník/filmový osvětlovač

Eduard Šimáček

starý hudebník a hasič

Anna Švarcová

věštkyně

Marie Grossová

praktická lékařka Anastázie Koulov

Jan Richter

pacient s nafouklým břichem

Josef Oliak

muž v okně

Anna Kobíková

manželka muže v okně

Theodor Pištěk

vdovec Praschteny, plukovník v. v.

Saša Dobrovolná

babička tanečnice

Emanuel Trojan

host na posvícenské zábavě

Alfred Schlesinger

vyšetřovatel loupeže

Josef Hořánek

ředitel banky Tomíček

Milka Balek-Brodská

venkovanka s trakařem

Marie Oliaková

zákaznice

Josef Kobík

filmový maskér

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

František Jerhot

Based on

Josef Skružný (Deník Kačenky Strnadové – román)

Director of Photography

Otto Heller

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Make-Up Artist

Josef Kobík

Cooperation

Jan Roth (vrchní osvětlovač), Willy Ströminger (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Miroslav Kořínek (ozvučení na DVD 2008)

Production info

Original Title

Lásky Kačenky Strnadové

Czech Title

Lásky Kačenky Strnadové

English Title

The Loves of Kačenka Strnadová

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production Year

1926

Production specifications

date of censorship 21 October 1926

Premiere

premiere 25 December 1926 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Kapitol /1 týden/, Louvre /2 týdny/ a Radio /1 týden/, Praha)

Production

Oceanfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Oceanfilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

122 min

Original length in metres

3 483 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,33

Colour

tinting, black & white

Sound

silent

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

without dialogue

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Intertitles languages

Czech

Opening/End credits languages

Czech