Prague Seamstresses

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1929

Production year

1929

Premiere

29 November 1929

Runtime

73 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Pražské švadlenky

Czech title

Pražské švadlenky

English title

Prague Seamstresses

Synopsis

The wealthy baker and owner of several houses Barnabáš Bernášek wants to marry off his daughter Běla to playboy Mušoár. He is not interested in the fact that she loves the shy engineer Vláďa Skružný. Mušoár in reality is called Robert Řimbaba and he is particularly fond of spending the money of his aunt Serafína, owner of a fashion salon. He is greatly interested in the seamstress Márinka and cunningly lures her into his flat where he intends to seduce her. Márinka defends herself - her heart belongs to the baker's boy Jeník. She does not know that he is the son of Mr Bernášek and, incognito, is testing the strength of her love. Serafína wants to adopt Márinka. It seems that Márinka is the daughter she bore when she was still unmarried and who was brought up by Mrs Havlová. Mušoár, who has his eyes on the inheritance, tells the cobbler Isidor Kulich that he is Márinka's father. In the end everything is explained and the young couples - Márinka and Jeník and Běla and Vláďa - find a happy end to their story.

Cast

Theodor Pištěk

pekař a majitel domů Barnabáš Bernášek

Máňa Ženíšková

švadlenka Márinka

Karel Lamač

pekařský pomocník Jeník, Bernáškův syn

Marie Kopecká

pekařova dcera Běla

Helena Monczáková

majitelka módního salonu Serafína Škrtilová

Čeněk Šlégl

Robert Řimbaba alias Mušoár, synovec Škrtilové

Jiří Hron

inženýr Vláďa Skružný, stavitelský asistent

Alois Dvorský

švec Isidor Kulich

Béďa Pražský

učedník

Saša Dobrovolná

paní Havlová, Márinčina vychovatelka

Darja Hajská

švadlenka Cilka

Crew and creators

Based on

Otto Faster (Pražské švadlenky – fraška)

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Pražské švadlenky

English Title

Prague Seamstresses

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1929

Production Year

1929

Premiere

29 November 1929

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Degl a spol.

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

73 min

Versions

Czech