The Lovers of an Old Criminal

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Milenky starého kriminálníka

Runtime

125

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1927

Production year

1927

Premiere

07.10.1927

Language version

Czech

Director

Svatopluk Innemann

Screenplay

Josef Skružný, Elmar Klos

Screenstory

Josef Skružný

Synopsis

Factory owner Pardon, meets Olga, daughter of clairvoyant Stefanie Lesczynska at a ball. Their brief acquaintance is interrupted when Olga and her mother have to leave. Fifi Hrazánková has her sights set on the elligible Pardon. Pardon asks his Uncle Cyril Ponděliček if the girl could take over his position at work so that she may be dissuaded of her amorous intentions. Fifi seduces Pondělíček. In the meantime, Pardon meets Olga and Stefanie again by chance and offers them a place to stay at Ponděliček's while Pondělíček passes himself off as Pardon. Ponděliček recognises Stefanie as his former lover, Olga is their daughter. Stefanie also recognises him, but Pondělíček declares that he is the thief named Kanibal whom the newspapers are all writing about. He locks Pardon, Stefanie and Olga in the cellar and, together with Fifi, he escapes. In the inn they happen to come across the real Kanibal who is being pursued by the police. The police mistakenly arrest Pondělíček. Pardon explains to the Police who Pondělíček really is. The real Kanibal is then apprehended. Pondělíček then marries Stefanie and they wish their daughter luck with the factory owner, Pardon. Fifi is thus finally cured of her romantic notions.

Note

In 2008 the film was reconstructed by the National Film Archive.

Cast

Jan W. Speerger

továrník Pardon

Vlasta Burian

továrníkův strýc Cyril Pondělíček/kriminálník Alois Kanibal

Anny Ondráková

Fifi Hrazánkova, dcera továrníka

Emilie Nitschová

Fifina matka, manželka továrníka Hrazánka

Jiří Hron

Fifin ctitel

Betty Kysilková

jasnovidka Štefanie Lesczynská

Věra Hlavatá

dcera Lesczynské Olga

Jindřich Plachta

komorník Kristián

Rudolf Sůva

strážce zámeckého parku Alois Pivoňka

František Černý

zahradník

Jarka Pižla

zahradníkův pomocník

František Juhan

Fifin šofér

Ferry Seidl

vrátný v hotelu

Rudolf Stahl

detektiv

František Jerhot

velký strážník

František Malý

menší strážník

Alois Dvorský

číšník

Gustav Hrdlička

kadeřník

Anči Pírková

třetí oběť kriminálníka

František Sauer

harmonikář Venca

Karel Schleichert

host na plese

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Josef Skružný

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Milenky starého kriminálníka

English Title

The Lovers of an Old Criminal

Copyright

1927

Production Year

1927

Premiere

07.10.1927

Production

Oceanfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Oceanfilm (původní 1927), Národní filmový archiv (obnovená 2015)

Technical info

Ratio

1:1,85

Colour

černobílý, viráž

Sound

mono, němý

Versions

Czech

Subtitles

Czech Intertitles