The Last Bohemian

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1931

Production year

1931

Premiere

21 August 1931

Runtime

104 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama, biography

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Poslední bohém

Czech title

Poslední bohém

English title

The Last Bohemian

Synopsis

Jaroslav Hašek lives with his son Ríša in poor rented accommodation. Ríša's grandfather, an industrialist, cannot understand Hašek's bohemian lifestyle and has Ríša taken away. Hašek is told to leave his room and his attempts to find a roof over his head are futile. He makes the acquaintance of the landowner Pazdera. He helps Běla, the governess of Pazdera's son, for a while but it ends in scandal and Hašek is given his notice. He tries his hand at dog-selling with Alois Kvíčala but reduces the latter to poverty when he gives an expensive dog to Ríša who considers Hašek to be his uncle. Hašek continues his suspect dealings with Kvíčala at the funfair and only the confusion surrounding the news of the assassination of the heir to the throne saves them both from being arrested. Hašek goes to visit Ríša in his grandfather's flat and it seems that the latter has now forgiven him. Suddenly, however, policemen appear and arrest Hašek for evading military service. Ríša now knows that Hašek is his father but when he comes to see him off at the station, Hašek does not acknowledge this and goes off to the front.

Cast

Saša Rašilov

Jaroslav Hašek

Radola Renský

Ríša, Haškův synek

František Havel

továrník, Ríšův dědeček

František Sauer

tajný Firnádl

Jan Richter

obchodník se psy Alois Kvíčala

Theodor Pištěk

velkostatkář Ludvík Pazdera

Zdenka Hatláková

Pazderova žena

Vladimír Beztahovský

Otakar, syn Pazderových

Truda Grosslichtová

vychovatelka u Pazderů Běla

Anna Švarcová

generálová, Pazderova tchýně

Emanuel Trojan

Haškův kamarád Josef

Betty Kysilková

Haškova bytná

Josef Oliak

vrchní policejní komisař

Ferdinand Jarkovský

sluha u statkáře Pazdery

Josef Waltner

hospodský Krampera

Václav Menger

vrchní číšník

Karel Němec

četník

Otto Zahrádka

hostinský

Luigi Hofman

šéfredaktor

Marie Holanová

host na večírku u Pazderů

Viktor Nejedlý

host na večírku u Pazderů

Eduard Šlégl

host na večírku u Pazderů

Emilie Nitschová

zákaznice u Kvíčaly

Ladislav Hemmer

službu konající desátník

F. X. Mlejnek

host v restauraci

Karel Schleichert

host v restauraci

Felix Kühne

zpěvák

Jára Beneš

klavírista

Ladislav Hochman

kytarista

Mario Karas

návštěvník v hospodě

Ferry Seidl

návštěvník v hospodě

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

František Jerhot

Director of Photography

Jan Stallich

Production Designer

Hanuš Gödert

Sound Designer

Helmuth Neumann

Production Manager

Josef Stein

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš

Songs

Řeknem' si na shledanou

Songwriter Jára Beneš
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav Mottl
Singer Saša Rašilov

Co mi dáte, až já umřu

Songwriter Jára Beneš
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav Mottl
Singer sbor

Kdybych měl křídla

Songwriter Jára Beneš
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav Mottl
Singer Saša Rašilov

Napij se, Ludvíčku, napij /parafráze/

Singer Saša Rašilov

Těžko jste mě, máti má, těžko jste mě vychovala

Singer sbor

operetní árie /parodie/

Singer Saša Rašilov

Ta naše hospoda

Singer sbor

Až pomašírujem'

Singer sbor

Production info

Original Title

Poslední bohém

Czech Title

Poslední bohém

English Title

The Last Bohemian

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

melodrama, biography

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1931

Production Year

1931

Production specifications

date of censorship 05/1931

Premiere

premiere 21 August 1931 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Fénix /4 týdny/ a Metro /4 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Elekta, Sonorfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Vinohrady

Distribution

Slavia-film

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

104 min

Original length in metres

2 950 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