Imperial and Royal Field Marshal [German version]

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

C. a k. polní maršálek [německá verze]

Runtime

82

Country

Czechoslovakia, Germany

Copyright

1930

Production year

1930

Premiere

09.12.1930

Language version

German

Director

Karel Lamač

Screenplay

Václav Wasserman, Richard Arvay, Alexander Roda-Roda

Synopsis

Captain in the Imperial and Royal Army František Procházka has been prematurely retired because his soldiers were caught singing a prohibited song about the field marshal. Procházka has however remained a soldier body and soul. He decides to visit his nephew Rudi who is serving in Galicia. The remote garrison is commanded by colonel Přecechtěl - or rather by his energetic wife who is anxious to marry off her only daughter Lili off to the worldly cavalry officer Géza von Medák. But Lili prefers the handsome Rudi. The garrison is notified that the field marshal will be making an inspection incognito. Uncle Procházka arrives in search of Rudi. He happens to find a field marshal's uniform in a wardrobe and tries it on out of curiosity. Everybody takes him for the field marshal, and captain Procházka takes to the role marvellously. After the welcoming ceremony he arranges a field exercise, dines with the colonel's wife and spends the remainder of the evening with the officers at the theatre. Cavalry officer Medák is revealed as a long-sought spy. The real field marshal arrives the next day. He takes such a liking to Procházka that he forgives him, promotes him to the rank of major and appoints him his deputy. Rudi then marries Lili.

Cast

Vlasta Burian

Alois Buscheck, c. a k. rytmistr v. v./Napoleon Bonaparte ve snu

Alexander Roda-Roda

polní maršálek

Harry Frank

rytmistrův synovec, poručík Rudi Buscheck

Karl Forest

velitel pluku plukovník Gewitsch

Antonie Jaeckel

Gewitschova žena

Fee Malten

Gusti, dcera Gewitschových

Jack Mylong-Münz

nadporučík hrabě Geza von Medak

Paul Rehkopf

nadporučík Andreas Hofer, plukovní adjutant

Emmy Carpentier

kabaretní umělkyně Paula

Franz Engel

kabaretní umělec Wohlmuth

Wilhelm Bendow

konferenciér

Jo Seff

Gewitschův sluha Sepp

Josef Rovenský

muž na jevišti

Ivo Richard Stuchlý

rytmistr Nagel

Robert Ford

důstojník

Josef Kytka

důstojník

Václav Mlčkovský

důstojník

Felix Kühne

voják

Marie Pinusová

číšnice hospody „U kanonu“

Roza Schlesingerová

návštěvnice kabaretu

Emil Dlesk

člen Napoleonovy družiny

Karel Schleichert

člen Napoleonovy družiny

Alexander Třebovský

člen Napoleonovy družiny

Jiří Hron

důstojník

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Lamač

Assistant Director

Lothar Wolff

Based on

Emil Artur Longen (C. a k. polní maršálek – divadelní hra)

Production Designer

Heinrich Richter

Sound Designer

Helmuth Neumann

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš

Songwriter

Jára Beneš

Writer of Lyrics

Hans Regina von Nack

Production info

Original Title

C. a k. polní maršálek [německá verze]

English Title

Imperial and Royal Field Marshal [German version]

Parallel Title

Der Falsche Feldmarschall / Der k. und k. Feldmarschall

Copyright

1930

Production Year

1930

Premiere

09.12.1930

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Süd-Film AG.

Technical info

Versions

German