Veteran Votruba

Country

Czechoslovakia, Austria

Copyright

1928

Production year

1928

Premiere

7 December 1928

Runtime

84 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Film state

lost film

Original title

Veterán Votruba

Czech title

Veterán Votruba

English title

Veteran Votruba

Parallel title

Spitzenhöschen und Schusterpech / Die Lampelgasse

Synopsis

Master shoe-maker Votruba is the sheriff of a company of military veterans but at home he is very much under his wife's thumb. The poisonous tongue of his wife is the terror of the whole neighbourhood, not excluding the caretaker Mrs Piskáčková. Votruba's niece Anička is seeing Bedřich, the son of Mrs Piskáčková, however the latter intends to marry him off to a rich girl. Anička works in a women's lingerie factory which is often visited by Mr Roubíček who is very fond of Anička. One day he buys a large amount of lingerie on the condition that Anička brings the purchase to his flat. Anička has to obey. What is more, the landlady sees Anička going in to the Roubíček's house. Soon the whole house knows about it and Mrs Votrubová goes to see her. She arrives just in time to drive away the obtrusive Roubíček. She recognises in him the long wanted crook Krečman who had stolen all the property belonging to Anička's father. Roubíček fears that he will be found out so he offers Anička the house and some money besides. The landlady becomes reconciled with Mrs Votrubová and Bedřich can finally marry Anička. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Note

In Vienna the film was presented as a "Viennese" story, in Prague as a "Prague" story. Shots of the veteran´s march across Charles Bridge was added for the Czech version. The film materials are believed lost.

Cast

Hans Moser

veterán Votruba

Milka Balek-Brodská

domácí Piskáčková

Jan W. Speerger

Piskáčkové syn Bedřich

Mary Kid

Votrubova neteř Anička

Albert Paulig

Roubíček

Jan Richter

veterán

Igo Sym

Lizzi Natzler

Fritz Spira

Mizzi Griebl

Trude Collin

Clementine Plessner

Ludwig Stärk

Viktor Franz

Karl Hans Leiter

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Jindřich Fiala

Based on

Rudolf Stürzer (Spitzenhöschen und Schusterpech – novela)

Director of Photography

Georg Muschner, Hans Androschin

Production Designer

Stefan Wessely, Arthur Berger

Cooperation

Frank Argus (umělecká spolupráce)

Production info

Original Title

Veterán Votruba

Czech Title

Veterán Votruba

English Title

Veteran Votruba

Parallel Title

Spitzenhöschen und Schusterpech / Die Lampelgasse

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Film state

lost film

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia, Austria

Copyright

1928

Production Year

1928

Premiere

premiere 7 December 1928 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Orient, Konvikt a Minuta, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Vídeň

Distribution

Meteorfilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

84 min

Original length in metres

2 400 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,33

Colour

black & white

Sound

silent

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

without dialogue

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Intertitles languages

Czech

Opening/End credits languages

Czech