Cobblers

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1931

Production year

1931

Premiere

20 November 1931

Runtime

61 min

Category

film

Genre

burlesque

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Skalní ševci

Czech title

Skalní ševci

English title

Cobblers

Synopsis

The cobblers Bambous, Čumpelík and Kysela who live next to each other enjoy being mischievous. Čumpelík is offered good work: he is to sole first-lieutenant Fohr's boots and if he does a good job Fohr will recommend him to his fellow officers. His two neighbours watch enviously as Čumpelík repaints his trade sign with the words: "imperial and royal supplier". Bambous hides the first-lieutenant's boots and Čumpelík unwittingly gives the officer's batman another pair of boots that are too small. In Chuchle the veterans' association is having a field-day and the three cobblers all attend, Bambous bringing a ladyfriend. First- lieutenant Fohr arrives in a coach with a young lady. He has his boots on but does not yet know why they are pinching. When he cannot stand the discomfort any longer he gets a passing soldier to pull them off. His female companion is revolted and returns to Prague in the coach, leaving Fohr by the wayside. The next day Fohr goes to punish Čumpelík but Bambous admits to swapping the boots, and all is forgiven.

Note

The film contains shots of Prague´s steam navigation.

Cast

Theodor Pištěk

ševcovský mistr F. Bambous

Eman Fiala

příštipkář F. Čumpelík

Jan Richter

tovaryš u Bambouse

Jarka Pižla

učedník u Bambouse Alois

Fanda Mrázek

učedník u Čumpelíka Alois

Čeněk Šlégl

nadporučík dělostřeleckého pluku Edy Fohr

Jan W. Speerger

sluha u nadporučíka Fohra/zmoklý výletník

František Sauer

bačkorář F. Kysela

Máňa Ženíšková

přítelkyně nadporučíka Fohra Ella

Betty Kysilková

majitelka domu panna Barbora

Otto Zahrádka

plukovník vojenské posádky

Vlastimil Amort

velitel veteránů Krákora

Emanuel Trojan

poslíček veteránů Cerýlek

Jiří Hron

svobodník

Karel Postranecký

důstojník vojenské posádky

Zdena Tůmová

zákaznice u Bambouse

Karel Němec

výletník

Karel Melíšek

výletník

F. X. Mlejnek

výletník

Jindřich Adolf

zmoklý výletník

Antonín Holzinger

hostinský v Chuchli

Josef Sládek

vrchní Josef

Viktor Nejedlý

číšník

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Rudolf Stahl

Director of Photography

Jan Stallich

Production Designer

Hanuš Gödert

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Josef Zora, Jaroslav Mottl

Production Manager

J. V. Musil

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš

Music Performed by

kapela V. Šalouna

Songs

Hrdinná píseň ševců /Ševcovská/

Songwriter Jára Beneš
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav MottlVáclav ŠpilarVáclav Mírovský
Singer Theodor PištěkEman FialaFanda MrázekEmanuel TrojanKarel Němecmužský sbor

Dělám boty do foroty

Singer Eman Fiala

Juchá a juchá

Singer mužský sbordětský sbor

Production info

Original Title

Skalní ševci

Czech Title

Skalní ševci

English Title

Cobblers

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

burlesque

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1931

Production Year

1931

Production specifications

date of censorship 11/1931

Premiere

premiere 20 November 1931 /suitable for youths/ (kino Juliš /5 týdnů/, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

61 min

Original length in metres

1 730 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,19

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech