Cinderella

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1929

Production year

1929

Premiere

25 December 1929

Runtime

50 min

Category

film

Genre

fairytale

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionmedium

Original title

Popelka

Czech title

Popelka

English title

Cinderella

Synopsis

Cinderella is a nick-name which Anuška's stepmother and her two daughters have given her because she is often dirty from doing all the hardest work around the house. When the king of the land announces that a ball is to be held at which his son, Zlatohlav, is to choose his bride, the stepmother starts preparing her two daughters for the occasion. Cinderella is sad since her stepmother has ordered her to stay at home. But a magic fairy in the guise of an old woman whom Cinderella has welcomed into the house, helps her with her magic and makes her a wonderful dress. Thus the girl is able to go to the ball and the whole evening she dances only with the prince. She has to leave before midnight because the magic stops working after this time. As she is leaving the castle Cinderella loses her slipper. The prince, who is now in love with her, sends out his servants all over the kindgom to find the girl whose foot fits the slipper. In front of the evil stepmother and her conceited daughters Cinderella puts on the slipper and she is ceremonially taken back to the castle. The stepmother and the two daughters are left behind boiling in their envy and hatred.

Cast

Zdena Listová

Anuška zvaná Popelka

Milka Balek-Brodská

Popelčina macecha

Zina Zimová-Lipkovská

Popelčina sestra Dora /modré oči/

Olga Frimová

Popelčina sestra Barča /tmavé oči/

Vendelín Buk

Popelčin otec

Roman Roda-Růžička

princ Zlatovlas

Marie Häusslerová

královna/babička žebračka

Fráňa Černohlávek

král

Karel Pietsch

dvorní švec

Ferenc Machanda

komorník

Crew and creators

Screenplay

Karel Driml

Director of Photography

Karel Mansfeld

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Popelka

Czech Title

Popelka

English Title

Cinderella

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

fairytale

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1929

Production Year

1929

Production specifications

date of censorship 11/1929

Premiere

premiere 25 December 1929 /suitable for youths/ (kino Flora, Praha)

Production

Josef Kokeisl

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Kavalírka

Distribution

Josef Kokeisl

Technical info

Duration typology

medium length film

Duration in minutes

50 min

Original length in metres

1 420 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