Him and His Sister [German version]

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

On a jeho sestra [německá verze]

Runtime

80

Country

Czechoslovakia, Germany

Copyright

1931

Production year

1931

Premiere

20.03.1931

Language version

German

Director

Karel Lamač

Screenplay

Václav Wasserman, Richard Arvay, Alexander Roda-Roda

Synopsis

The postman Brabec is known for his sense of humour and is a welcome guest at the music-hall to whose director Holt he brings daily letters from female admirers. His fans include Brabec's sister Anna who would like to perform in the theatre but works instead as a chamber maid for the actress Veldenová. A new number is being rehearsed at the music-hall but the name of the author is kept secret. Veldenová turns down her role just before opening night as it does not appeal to her. Brabec, always at the ready, presents his sister to the director; she has learned all the roles by heart. Anna is accepted for the role but they have to get the consent of the author. Brabec discovers that the man in question is the post minister who had attended a postmen's party. He had seen his sister's voluntary performance and liked the way she acted her part. Anna easily gets the role but her brother has to face other complications. Most of the staff leave the theatre at the crucial moment. Brabec, always prepared, fills all the vacant positions with his postmen friends. The performance enjoys great success and everyone is satisfied with the outcome.

Note

During the dance number the director used shots of the bottom half of Scherrier, a famous dancer from that time. KDN-A 2191,0 m is preserved in the GOSFILMOFOND OF RUSSIA, Belye Stolby.

Cast

Vlasta Burian

listonoš Spatz

Anny Ondráková

Anny, Spatzova sestra

Berthe Ostyn

subreta Sabine Veldenová

Alexander Roda-Roda

ministr pošt

Hans Götz

Haynau

André Pilot

ředitel divadla Julian Holt

Jára Beneš

klavírista a dirigent orchestru

Paul Würtenberger

inspicient

Marie Oliaková

paní v autoklubu

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Lamač

Assistant Director

Lothar Wolff

Based on

Bernhard Buchbinder (On a jeho sestra – divadelní hra)

Film Editor

Karel Lamač

Sound Designer

Helmuth Neumann

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš

Songs

německé písně

Songwriter

Jára Beneš (německé písně)

Writer of Lyrics

Charlie Amberg (německé písně)

Production info

Original Title

On a jeho sestra [německá verze]

English Title

Him and His Sister [German version]

Parallel Title

Er und seine Schwester

Copyright

1931

Production Year

1931

Premiere

20.03.1931

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Elekta

Technical info

Versions

German