Vendelin's Purgatory and Paradise

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Vendelínův očistec a ráj

Runtime

89

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1930

Production year

1930

Premiere

23.01.1931

Language version

Czech

Director

Přemysl Pražský

Screenplay

Přemysl Pražský

Synopsis

The comedy "Vendelín's Purgatory and Paradise" contains the amusing experiences of the Žemlička family from Prague who are all trying to find a good match for their daughter Amálka. Amálka is a pretty girl and it comes as no surprise that Vendelín Hrom grows fond of her, having met her and her whole family on a Sunday outing. On the way home they all get wet and so Vendelín is invited to the Žemlička's house to dry off; he is given dinner and asked to stay the night. The father and mother think up plans to ensnare the timid Vendelín so that they can marry off their daughter. They succeed after enlisting the help of Theofil Drmola, Vincenc Žemlička's "beer-drinking brother". After the wedding the young couple look forward to moving into their first flat and their new married life. However, the visit of a strange aunt thwarts their plans. Before they discover that the woman is looking for someone else, the rest of the Žemlička family arrive at the new flat. The formerly timid and retiring Vendelín now shows them no mercy and throws them all out.

Cast

Jiří Hron

úředník Vendelín Hrom

Máňa Ženíšková

Amálka Žemličková

Theodor Pištěk

Amálčin otec rada v.v. Vincenc Žem

Helena Monczáková

Amálčina matka Karolina Žemličková

František Lašek

Theofil Drmola

Béďa Pražský

Amálčin bratr Frantík

Marie Nademlejnská

Amálčina teta Betty

Milka Balek-Brodská

domovnice Ježicová

Antonín Frič

svatební host

Crew and creators

Based on

Eduard Kučera (Vendelínův očistec a ráj – román)

Production info

Original Title

Vendelínův očistec a ráj

English Title

Vendelin's Purgatory and Paradise

Copyright

1930

Production Year

1930

Premiere

23.01.1931

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Degl a spol.

Technical info

Versions

Czech