The Man from Podskalí

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Podskalák

Runtime

91

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1928

Production year

1928

Premiere

15.03.1929

Language version

Czech

Director

Přemysl Pražský

Screenplay

Přemysl Pražský, Vítězslav Nezval

Synopsis

Boženka, the daughter of the mason Brambor from Podskalí, and Václav, the son of poor Dvořáková born out of wedlock, have fallen in love. Boženka's mother would rather her daughter married a wealthy man. Václav comenceshis military service. Before he returns home, his mother dies. Angrešt, the quack doctor, on a visit to Dvořáková, discovers letters proving that Václav's father is the banker Sommerfeld. Václav is living with the Brambor family who win a great amount of money on the lottery which again urges Boženka's mother into seeking a more suitable, well-situated husband for her daughter. Brambor then discovers Václav's true identity. He seeks out the banker and demands that he support his son. The banker's wife finds out the truth and encourages her husband to secure Václav's future. Václav can then become engaged to Boženka with his future mother-in-law's blessing. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Note

Only part of the film has survived. According to a list of credits submitted to the censors on the 7th of March 1929, Vítězslav Nezval is presented as having collaborated on the screenplay.

Cast

Theodor Pištěk

zedník Saturnin Brambor

Antonie Nedošinská

Bramborova žena Aurelie

Máňa Ženíšková

Boženka, dcera Bramborových

Jan W. Speerger

Václav Dvořák

Ella Voldánová

Marie Dvořáková, Václavova matka

Jan Sviták

plavčík Tonda

Karel Hruška

mastičkář Trkoslav Angrešt

Filip Veit

bankéř Roderich Sommerfeld

Melita Jelenská

bankéřova dcera Lea

Růžena Svobová (2)

bankéřova žena Crescencie

Emanuel Šulc

hostinský

František Havel

dr. Přímý

Crew and creators

Based on

František Ferdinand Šamberk (Podskalák – divadelní hra)

Camera

Václav Vích, Josef Bulánek, P. Mařík

Production info

Original Title

Podskalák

English Title

The Man from Podskalí

Copyright

1928

Production Year

1928

Premiere

15.03.1929

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Degl a spol.

Technical info

Versions

Czech