A Hanged Man's Rope / Klecian's Lover / Sleepwalkers

burlesque

Typology

feature

Czech title

Provaz z oběšence

Runtime

56

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1927

Production year

1927

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Špelina

Synopsis

Poor artist Ferry Tempera is painting a picture in the forest. The tramp Pecička, who lives in a hammock tied between two trees, finds Ferry hanging from a rope. He cuts down the rope on which the artist is hanging and cuts a bit off it for luck. Ferry regains consciousness and goes off with the tramp. At the stream they see the goosegirl Jindra. Ferry starts painting her portrait and befriends her. Pecička meanwhile becomes mixed up in an adventure film and gets the role of a robber for which he has to wear a mask; this he does not take off after filming. The farmer Lakota, whose goose Jindra is tending, meets Pecička in the robber's mask and hands over his money which Pecička gives to Jindra and Ferry. Lakota goes to the policeman Strachota who locks Pecička up for the crime but the tramp is soon released. Ferry's father reads in the newspaper that his son's exhibition was successful. Ferry begins preparations for his engagement party for Jindra which is to take place in Ferry's father's villa. On his way to buy an engagement present, Ferry loses his shoes but, thanks to him, Pecička also arrives for the celebrations and all three meet up once again.

Note

According to Karel Špelina the film was conceived as a joint adventure by second-rate actors who frequented the Rokoko café. Karel Špelina and Jan Stallich denied their involvement in the making of the film. (J. S. Kolár – M. Frída: Československý němý film 1989–1930 / J. S. Kolár – M. Frída: Czechoslovak silent film 1989–1930)

Cast

Karel Schleichert

sedlák Lakota

Josef Šváb-Malostranský

obecní policajt Strachota

Eduard Ševčík

lupič Klecián

neuveden

vandrák Vendelín Pecička

neuvedena

husopaska Jindra

neuveden

malíř Ferry Tempera

neuveden

otec malíře Tempery

neuveden

redaktor

neuveden

mistr ševcovský Dratvička, trpaslík

neuveden

flašinetář

neuveden

režisér/bába v lese

Crew and creators

Production info

Original Title

Provaz z oběšence

English Title

A Hanged Man's Rope / Klecian's Lover / Sleepwalkers

Parallel Title

Klecianovy milenky / Náměsíčníci

Copyright

1927

Production Year

1927

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Poja Film

Technical info

Versions

Czech