Veteran Votruba

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Veterán Votruba

Runtime

84

Country

Czechoslovakia, Austria

Copyright

1928

Production year

1928

Premiere

07.12.1928

Language version

Czech

Director

Hans Otto Löwenstein

Screenplay

Hans Otto Löwenstein, Leopold Krenn

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.

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

Jindřich Fiala

veterán

Igo Sym

Lizzi Natzler

Fritz Spira

Mizzi Griebl

Trude Collin

Clementine Plessner

Ludwig Stärk

Viktor Franz

Karl Hans Leiter

Crew and creators

Based on

Rudolf Stürzer (Spitzenhöschen und Schusterpech – novela)

Production Designer

Stefan Wessely, Arthur Berger

Production info

Original Title

Veterán Votruba

English Title

Veteran Votruba

Parallel Title

Spitzenhöschen und Schusterpech / Die Lampelgasse

Copyright

1928

Production Year

1928

Premiere

07.12.1928

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Meteorfilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech