The Going's Better with Two

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1928

Production year

1928

Premiere

11 September 1928

Runtime

126 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Ve dvou se to lépe táhne

Czech title

Ve dvou se to lépe táhne

English title

The Going's Better with Two

Synopsis

The writer Matěj Kuděj is having financial problems and he decides to leave town and go with his friend Jaroslav to the country. They set off without any particular destination in mind and, on the way, they come across a rich factory-owner and his daughter accompanied by her fiancé Ludvík. The factory-owner is immediately enchanted by the two writers' unusual sense of humour; Jaroslav, in turn, is captivated by the charm of his daughter. Before their return to town, he writes her a letter in which he tells her of his feelings. At the station Matěj and Jaroslav become acquainted with Mr Pitlík - a rich Czech-American - and his daughter Norma. He invites them both to his villa. There, Matěj and Jaroslav discover that Mr Pitlík is a life-long friend of the factory owner. During the night they are witness to a jewel theft and they identify the perpetrator - it is the fiance of the entrepreneur's daughter, Ludvík. They leave soon after this embarrassing incident but again meet up at a masked ball where Jaroslav intends asking for the hand in marriage of the factory owner's daughter. The film ends with a wedding and Matěj receives some money from Pitlík.

Cast

Ferenc Futurista

Matěj Kuděj

Jára Kohout

Jaroslav Hašek

Josef Novák

Čechoameričan milionář Pitlík

Bronislava Livia

Pitlíkova neteř Norma Líná

Mario Karas

podvodný nápadník

Slávka Tauberová

továrníkova dcera

Rudolf Nížkovský

továrník Ludvík

Josef Kobík

hospodský

Vojta Merten

hospodský v čapce

Ada Karlovský

komorník

Josef Loskot

karbaník

Alois Dvorský

žebrák

Jindřich Plachta

starosta města

Antonín Šolc

člen městské rady

František Černý

člen městské rady

Vladimír Slavínský

člen městské rady

Přemysl Pražský

policejní komisař

Václav Pecián

četník

Jindřich Fiala

žalářník

Josef Zezulka

strážník

Fanda Mrázek

podomek ve vile

Crew and creators

Based on

Zdeněk Matěj Kuděj (Ve dvou se to lépe táhne – humoreska)

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Ve dvou se to lépe táhne

English Title

The Going's Better with Two

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1928

Production Year

1928

Premiere

11 September 1928

Production

Elekta Journal

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Elekta Journal

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

126 min

Versions

Czech