Imperial and Royal Field Marshal [French version]

Country

Czechoslovakia, France

Copyright

1931

Production year

1931

Runtime

78 min

Director

Karel Lamač

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

C. a k. polní maršálek [francouzská verze]

Czech title

C. a k. polní maršálek [francouzská verze]

English title

Imperial and Royal Field Marshal [French version]

Parallel title

Monsieur le Maréchal

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.

Note

The copy made from the original negative KK-A 2221,0 m is preserved in ARCHIVES DU FILM du C. N. C., Bois d´Arcy.

Cast

Fernand René

kapitán Tardivot

Anthony Gildés

plukovník

Daniel Lecourtois

poručík Tardivot

Charles Camus

maršálek

Héléne Robert

Lily

Edith Méra

Titina

Jeanne Bernard

manželka plukovníka

Orbal

ordonance

Paul Marthés

Janning

Inka Krymer

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Lamač

Assistant Director

Lothar Wolff

Based on

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

Director of Photography

Otto Heller

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš

Production info

Original Title

C. a k. polní maršálek [francouzská verze]

Czech Title

C. a k. polní maršálek [francouzská verze]

English Title

Imperial and Royal Field Marshal [French version]

Parallel Title

Monsieur le Maréchal

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia, France

Copyright

1931

Production Year

1931

Production specifications

date of censorship nepředloženo cenzuře

Premiere

premiere abroad 30 October 1931 (Paříž, Francie)

Production

Standard

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Vinohrady

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

78 min

Original length in metres

2 221 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,19

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

French

Dialogue languages

French

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

French