The Pimp

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Pasák holek

Runtime

80

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1929

Production year

1929

Premiere

02.05.1930

Language version

Czech

Director

Hans Tintner

Screenplay

Hans Tintner

Synopsis

During a catastrophe on a boat on the Vltava, raftsman Chrapot saves one of the passengers, Duschitz, from drowning and takes him home with him. Chrapot's wife nurses him and he reduces her kindness by seducing her. She then bears a son by him, Jarda, however he becomes a tramp. He becomes involved with prostitutes and, for a short while, works as a waiter in a bar. With the help of Betka he sets up a night club. He is, however, pursued by the police and imprisoned. Betka's sister Luisa loves Jarda but, after the death of her grandmother, she finds herself in dire straits and she looks for a job working for agent Busch who lives a similar life to that of Jarda. When, on leaving prison, Jarda discovers that Busch intends sending Luisa to Bucharest, he thwarts his plans. He makes his peace with his father who has despised him until now and he marries Luisa so that they can start a new life together.

Cast

Werner Fuetterer

Jarda Chrapot

Josef Rovenský

vorař Jan Chrapot

Božena Svobodová

Chrapotova žena

Ly Corelli

Betka Hejlová

Zdena Listová

Luisa, Betčina sestra

Antonie Nedošinská

kuplířka Madame Rosa Riegrová

Saša Dobrovolná

Luisina babička

Bohumil Heš

Duschnitz, Jardův otec

Rudolf Jahelka

kapitán parníku

J. Krejčí

dozorce vězňů

František Beranský

číšník U staré paní

Josef Novák

tajný

Václav Žichovský

člen společnosti

Robert Ford

hýřil

Olga Augustová

hýřící žena

Jan Svoboda

hýřil

Marie Černá

prostitutka Ema, Betčina sestra

Crew and creators

Director

Hans Tintner

Based on

Egon Erwin Kisch (Pasák holek – román)

Screenplay

Hans Tintner

Production Designer

Julius von Borsody, Bohumil Heš

Production info

Original Title

Pasák holek

English Title

The Pimp

Copyright

1929

Production Year

1929

Premiere

02.05.1930

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

La Tricolore

Technical info

Versions

Czech