Him and His Sister [German version]

comedy

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

On a jeho sestra [německá verze]

Runtime

80 min

Country

Czechoslovakia, Germany

Copyright

1931

Production year

1931

Premiere

20.03.1931

Language version

German

Director

Karel Lamač, Martin Frič (režijní spolupráce), Karl Skraup (německá dialogová režie)

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

André Pilot

ředitel divadla Julian Holt

Berthe Ostyn

subreta Sabine Veldenová

Hans Götz

Haynau, přítel Sabiny Veldenové

Alexander Roda-Roda

ministr pošt

Paul Würtenberger

inspicient

Eman Fiala

listonoš

Josef Rovenský

zaměstnanec divadla

Přemysl Pražský

zaměstnanec divadla

Karel Schleichert

čtenář novin

Jára Beneš

klavírista a dirigent orchestru

Jan W. Speerger

Brabcův soused

Felix Kühne

Brabcův soused

Roza Schlesingerová

Brabcova sousedka

R. A. Dvorský

listonoš

Karel Vacek

listinoš

Václav Bláha

listonoš

Marie Oliaková

paní v autoklubu

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Lamač, Martin Frič (režijní spolupráce), Karl Skraup (německá dialogová režie)

Assistant Director

Lothar Wolff

Based on

Bernhard Buchbinder (On a jeho sestra /Er und seine Schwester/ – divadelní hra)

Production Designer

Heinz Fenchel

Film Editor

Karel Lamač

Sound Designer

Helmuth Neumann

Production Manager

Artur Hohenberg

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš

Songs

Schreibt deine Liebste dir, Wer kann küssen, so wie Du

Songwriter

Jára Beneš (Schreibt deine Liebste dir), Jára Beneš (Wer kann küssen, so wie Du)

Writer of Lyrics

Charlie Amberg (Schreibt deine Liebste dir), Charlie Amberg (Wer kann küssen, so wie Du)

Singer

Vlasta Burian (Schreibt deine Liebste dir), Anny Ondráková (Schreibt deine Liebste dir), sbor (Schreibt deine Liebste dir), André Pilot (Wer kann küssen, so wie Du), Anny Ondráková (Wer kann küssen, so wie Du)

Production info

Original Title

On a jeho sestra [německá verze]

English Title

Him and His Sister [German version]

Parallel Title

Er und seine Schwester

Category

Film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia, Germany

Copyright

1931

Production Year

1931

Premiere

20.03.1931

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Elekta

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

80 min

Versions

German