The Little Tinker

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1927

Production year

1927

Premiere

23 December 1927

Runtime

49 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuremedium

Original title

Dráteníček

Czech title

Dráteníček

English title

The Little Tinker

Synopsis

In a little town in the vicinity of an factory owner`s villa lives a poor widow with her son Mirek. The factory owner`s daughter Lidka has been a friend of Mirek's since childhood. Mirek dreams of a wedding with Lidka but her father marries her off to a rich engineer. Mirek sadly looks on at the happy life Lidka has with her son. The child is abducted, however, by an unknown wanderer who puts him in the care of a poor tinker. When the boy grows up and learns the tinker's trade, the tramp comes for him again. He takes him with him from place to place and the young man has to work hard to keep both of them. Finally he manages to run away from the cruel tramp. By chance he overhears two men who are preparing to break into Lidka's villa. The boy seeks out the house and finds a sick woman inside; he warns her of the robbery attempt. The woman shoots one of the men in self- defence, the other runs away. The boy recognises the tramp in the dying man and the latter confesses that he had kidnaped the boy from this very place. The tinker has a happy reunion with his widowed mother who soon recovers and marries Mirek. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Note

The film materials are believed lost.

Cast

Milli Czivišová

dráteníček

V. Ch. Vladimírov

dráteník, pěstoun dráteníčka

Jan W. Speerger

inženýr, otec dráteníčka

Crew and creators

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Production info

Original Title

Dráteníček

English Title

The Little Tinker

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1927

Production Year

1927

Premiere

23 December 1927

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Biografia

Technical info

Lenght

medium

Runtime

49 min

Versions

Czech