The Old Dad Bezoušek

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Pantáta Bezoušek

Runtime

97

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production year

1926

Premiere

14.01.1927

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Lamač

Screenplay

Václav Wasserman

Synopsis

Farmer Bezousek, the owner of farmland, is preparing to go and see his son in the city. In the pub he has an argument with his neighbours as he thinks that they are envious of him. The next day he visits the grave of his wife and then sets off on his trip. In the train he cannot find his ticket and, as he searches for it, the canary he is bringing for his grandchildren nearly escapes. The farmer's son is waiting at the station with his car but Bezousek would rather go by horse and cart. His daughter-in-law Marenka is waiting back at the house with her two small chidren. Marenka is visited by her sister Melanka who is unhappy because her father does not wish her to continue seeing Jiri Kralis. Then Marenka's husband arrives with his father who gives the small children the cage with the canary. Melanka meets with Jiri. He walks her home and arranges a meeting with her for the following day. Bezousek's daughter-in-law plays the piano and the farmer dances with his little granddaughter. (According to the surviving part of the film).

Note

Only the firts two reels of the film have survived.

Cast

Josef Rovenský

pantáta Bezoušek

Theodor Pištěk

JUDr. Bezoušek

Božena Svobodová

Mařenka, manželka JUDr. Bezouška

Antonie Nedošinská

Fany, hospodyně u Bezouškových

Jaroslav Hurt

rada Burdych, otec Mařenky a Melanky

Anny Ondráková

Mařenčina sestra Melánie zvaná Melanka

Karel Lamač

JUC. Jiří Králiš, magistrátní praktikant, básník

Rosa Monetti

Jiřího matka

Egon Thorn

ředitel Riedl

Máňa Ženíšková

Hermínka, Riedlova dcera

Jan W. Speerger

učitel, Hermínčin milý

Vilém Weiss

soused Kabelák

Antonín Marek

kmotr Syrovátka

Emilie Nitschová

Apa, hospodyně u Burdychů

Mario Karas

učitel francouzštiny

Jan Richter

nádražní nosič

Hermína Vojtová

žena na nádraží

Luigi Hofman

průvodčí ve vlaku

Jaroslav Menčík

muž ve vlaku

Alois Charvát

soused u piva

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Lamač

Based on

Karel Václav Rais (Pantáta Bezoušek – román)

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Production info

Original Title

Pantáta Bezoušek

English Title

The Old Dad Bezoušek

Copyright

1926

Production Year

1926

Premiere

14.01.1927

Production

Universal Film

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Universal Film

Technical info

Versions

Czech