Do You Know of that Little House by the Lake?

Country

Czechoslovakia, Germany

Copyright

1929

Production year

1929

Premiere

4 April 1930

Runtime

74 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Znáš onen malý domek u jezera?

Czech title

Znáš onen malý domek u jezera?

English title

Do You Know of that Little House by the Lake?

Parallel Title

Kennst du das kleine Haus am Michigansee

Synopsis

Consul Kennedy has two sons. Teddy is a good sort but Doug, in his father's opinion, has an adventurous spirit and so he wants to marry his son off. Doug spends most of his time in his cottage by the lake and, one day, he fishes a girl called Dorotka out of the lake who went by boat to visit her aunt and had fallen into the water. Dorotka dries her wet clothes on the trees. The clothes, however, are swept away by the wind so the girl has to stay overnight at the cottage with Doug. In the morning she goes to her aunt where her cousin Petr, who loves her, is waiting for her. Petr soon finds out that Dorotka had spent the night with Doug and he is overcome with jealousy. In the end the two young men start a fight and Doug goes off to his parents. The engagement turns out well for him for it is Teddy who wants to marry the girl originaly chosen for his brother. Doug once more returns to the cottage and crosses the lake to go and see Dorotka. His boat capsizes during a storm but Doug is saved by Petr who has now recognised how much Doug and Dorotka love each other and has decided to step back. Doug and Dorotka are now free and begin to make wedding plans.

Cast

Margot Landa

Dorotka

Václav Norman

Dorotčin bratranec Petr Seymour

Saša Dobrovolná

Petrova matka

Karel Hašler

konsul Kennedy

Božena Svobodová

konsulova žena

Paul Vincenti

konsulův syn Dug

Teddy Bill

konsulův mladší syn Teddy

Anita Janová

Natalie Kingstonová

Lydia Potechina

Nataliina teta

Josef Sládek

konzulův sluha

Milka Balek-Brodská

Dorotčina teta

Crew and creators

Based on

neuveden (Kennst du das kleine Haus am Michigansee – píseň)

Screenplay

Max W. Kimmich

Production Designer

Ludvík Hradský

Production info

Original Title

Znáš onen malý domek u jezera?

English Title

Do You Know of that Little House by the Lake?

Parallel Title

Kennst du das kleine Haus am Michigansee

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia, Germany

Copyright

1929

Production Year

1929

Premiere

4 April 1930

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Gloriafilm

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

74 min

Versions

Czech