A Acquaintances from the Street

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Známosti z ulice

Runtime

92

Country

Czechoslovakia, Germany

Copyright

1928

Production year

1928

Premiere

11.01.1929

Language version

Czech

Director

Josef Medeotti-Boháč, Alwin Neuss

Screenplay

Jaroslav Menčík

Screenstory

Jaroslav Menčík

Synopsis

Zdenka, the daughter of the banker Urban, and her friend Máňa, make the acquaintance of the nephew of factory owner, Jaroslav Klement and the workman Vladimír Skála. On Sunday they all go to the amusement park. Máňa is not aware that Jaroslav is a wealthy man while Vladimír knows that Zdenka comes from a rich family and this causes him much concern. A party in the Urban's house is broken up by Zdenka's mother who orders her daughter's friends out of the house. Zdenka admits that she loves Vladimír, but her mother will hear nothing of it. A companion of Mrs. Urban, Ema, is chatting in the bar to a man who claims to be a baron. She ends up at the police station where she is rescued by Máňa's brother Václav. For this service, Václav is rewarded with her favour. Jaroslav is to take over the factory and get married to a suitable wife. The wedding takes place in the simple flat of Máňa's parents. From here Jaroslav takes his guests to his villa. It is only now that he can ask the Urbans for Zdenka's hand in marriage for his friend Vladimír who is now to become his partner.

Note

The film contains rare shots of the amusement park in Prague Eden which is no longer in existence.

Cast

Theodor Pištěk

komerční rada Urban

Božena Svobodová

Otýlie, rozená hraběnka Krauseminz, Urbanova žena

Kitty Barling

Zdenka, dcera Urbanových

Hilde Maroff

Otýliina společnice Ema

Nino Constantini

Florián Krauseminz, Urbanův synovec

Werner Pittschau

montér Jaroslav Klement, majitel továrny

Václav Žichovský

továrník, Klementův strýc

André Mattoni

montér Vladimír Skála, Jaroslavův přítel

Rosa Monetti

Vladimírova matka Marketa Skálová

Jan Richter

správce Zelenka

Antonie Nedošinská

Zelenkova žena

Máňa Ženíšková

Máňa, Zelenkova dcera, kamarádka Zdenky

Jiří Hron

Václav, Zelenkův syn, Emin nápadník

Hugh Douglas

Alfréd Šnajdr alias baron Freddy

Jindřich Plachta

Urbanův sluha

Filip Balek-Brodský

svatební host

Milka Balek-Brodská

manželka svatebního hosta

Rudolf Stahl

detektiv

Frank Argus

inspektor

Jindřich Edl

vyšetřující komisař

Betty Kysilková

žena na „čertově kole“ v Edenu

Eduard Šlégl

sluha na svatbě

Jarka Pižla

spící muž na komisařství

Crew and creators

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Známosti z ulice

English Title

A Acquaintances from the Street

Parallel Title

Strassenbekanntschaften

Copyright

1928

Production Year

1928

Premiere

11.01.1929

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Starfilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech