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.
úředník Vendelín Hrom
Amálčin otec rada v.v. Vincenc Žem
Amálčina matka Karolina Žemličková
Amálčin bratr Frantík
Amálčina teta Betty