The Amateur Radio Enthusiasts

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production year

1926

Premiere

29 April 1927

Runtime

77 min

Director

Josef Gabris

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Radioamatéři

Czech title

Radioamatéři

English title

The Amateur Radio Enthusiasts

Synopsis

Students Ik and Slavik are living in rented accommodation in Prague. They are always getting up to tricks and as a result have constant problems with their landlady, Mrs Blazek. The landlord's daughter Liduska is also a wild spirit and, instead of staying at home cooking for the family, she prefers going out dancing with her young friends. Ik and Slavik visit a radio station in Strasnice with their fellow students and, two weeks later, they have made their own radio. The result, however, is unsatisfactory and Ik writes home asking for money for more spare parts. His parents ask uncle Vlnka, a radio enthusiasts, to keep an eye on the boy. When Vlnka discovers that the money Ik wants really is for a radio transmitter, he tries to negotiate for a higher sum from his parents. Ik and Slavik befriend Liduska and they listen to the new radio together. Still feeling the effects of his futuristic dream, Ik asks Liduska to meet him on Petrin hill. In the evening they listen to the radio together but it suddenly breaks down. The next day they all go onto the roof to check the aerial. Mrs Blazek sees them on the roof and calls the fire brigade. However, it is not long before Ik, Liduska and her father are sitting listening to the radio once more.

Note

The film includes detailed shots of the radio station in Strašnice, 1926.

Cast

Stanislav Hejčl

student Slavík

Václav Münzberger

Ikův a Slavíkův strýček mistr Vlnka

Antonín Pírko

Vlnkův přítel Kropáček

Lydie Piskačová-Kellnerová

Broukalova dcera Liduška

Karina Syllabová

Broukalova hospodyně Bětka

Karel Fiala

profesor Beránek

Pavel Puluj

detektiv Plifton

Josef Gabris

kasař „Odvážný John“

Josef Kander

velký strážník

J. Palivec

malý strážník Bubi Skočdopole

Jan Kadlec (3)

rybář

Jiří Puluj

bandita

Crew and creators

Production info

Original Title

Radioamatéři

Czech Title

Radioamatéři

English Title

The Amateur Radio Enthusiasts

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production Year

1926

Premiere

premiere 29 April 1927 /unsuitable for youths/ (kino Kapitol, Praha)

Production

Automatic

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Pragafilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

77 min

Original length in metres

2 200 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