Father Kondelík and Bridegroom Vejvara

comedy

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Otec Kondelík a ženich Vejvara I.

Runtime

110 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production year

1926

Premiere

05.11.1926

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Anton

Synopsis

Journeyman Kondelík arrives in Prague through the Vyšehrad gate and he picks up a horse shoe from the ground for luck. Thirty years later Kondelík has become a respected business man. His daughter Pepička is invited to a dancing lesson organised by the Karafiát association where she makes the acquaintance of the clerical volunteer Vejvara. After some time Vejvara meets Pepička and her family in Hvězda and he persuades Kondelík to join the Sokol organisation. The following week Kondelík's family and Vejvara participate in a secret Sokol excursion to Karlštejn castle. They miss the train and so they set out on foot. They get lost and arrive last of all, to the amusement of the others. Vejvara is acting in a play with other amateur actors Břetislav and Jitka, and he invites Kondelík's family to the performance. Thanks to Vejvara, the play turns into a comedy. The enterprising Vejvara thinks up another joint excursion by steamboat to Zbraslav. The expedition, however, does not end well since Kondelík's boat sails off without them and the next boat gets stuck in shallow waters. After Vejvara has been offered a position in the office, he comes to ask for Pepička's hand in marriage. On the eve of the betrothal, however, Kondelík falls off a boat into the Vltava thanks to Vejvara and he calls off the wedding.

Cast

Theodor Pištěk

Kondelík, malířský mistr

Antonie Nedošinská

Kondelíkova žena Bety

Jarmila Vacková

Kondelíkova dcera Pepička

Jiří Hron

konceptní praktikant František Vejvara

Hermína Vojtová

host na večírku spolku Karafiát

Filip Balek-Brodský

inspicient ochotnického divadla

Roza Schlesingerová

služka Kondelíkových

Jan Richter

opilec na divadelním představení

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Anton

Based on

Ignát Herrmann (Otec Kondelík a ženich Vejvara – román)

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Production Manager

Václav Pštros

Production info

Original Title

Otec Kondelík a ženich Vejvara I.

English Title

Father Kondelík and Bridegroom Vejvara

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production Year

1926

Premiere

05.11.1926

Production

Elekta Journal

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Biografia

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

110 min

Versions

Czech