The Career of Pavel Čamrda

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1931

Production year

1931

Premiere

25 December 1931

Runtime

98 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Kariéra Pavla Čamrdy

Czech title

Kariéra Pavla Čamrdy

English title

The Career of Pavel Čamrda

Synopsis

Pavel Čamrda works as a clerk at an administrative bureau in Malá Strana. One day as he is listening to wandering minstrels he falls in love at first sight with a charming girl in the crowd. The superior at the bureau, counsel Švarc, takes ill and Čamrda brings him to his home the official papers for him to sign. What a surprise he has when he discovers that the girl who has smitten him is the counsel's daughter Viktorka. The counsel is ill for a long spell and the entire family becomes used to Čamrda's visits. He is invited over on New Year's Eve along with his elder colleague Vokoun who knows that Čamrda and Viktorka like one another. He asks Viktorka's family in Čamrda's name for their daughter's hand in marriage, and they agree. After a while uncle Felix comes on a visit to the Švarc's. He takes a fancy to Viktorka. Felix is well-off and Mrs. Švarc would like her daughter to marry him. Viktorka is unhappy and the evening before her engagement to Felix she runs away from home. Everyone looks for her to no avail. When the desperate Čamrda comes home that night he finds Viktorka there. She has come intentionally to his apartment to compromise herself and thereby compel a marriage to her beloved man. Thus their story ends happily.

Cast

Vladimír Borský

písař Pavel Čamrda

Adolf Dobrovolný

císařský rada Alois Švarc

Helena Monczáková

Eulalie, Švarcova žena

Lída Baarová

Viktorka, dcera Švarcových

Markéta Maroldová

Hedva, dcera Švarcových

Hugo Haas

kancelista Vokoun

Karel Schleichert

Petrnoušek, Čamrdův bytný

Emilie Sedláčková

Petrnouškova žena

Emanuel Hříbal

sluha Vocápek

Milka Balek-Brodská

malostranská teta, sestra rady Švarce

Josef Dobeš

šumař-houslista

Otto Rádl

slepý zpěvák

Alfred Schlesinger

divák na Kampě

Darja Hajská

služka u rady Švarce

Emil Dlesk

číšník Johan

Lexa Jarošín

host ve Zlaté studni/milenec v okně

Josef Cikán

host ve Zlaté studni

Míla Reymonová

milenka v okně

Antonín Šolc

host na silvestrovské zábavě

Kocourkovští učitelé

zpěváci na silvestrovské zábavě

Ignát Herrmann

Herrmann Ignát, on sám v prologu

Crew and creators

Based on

Ignát Herrmann (Kariéra Pavla Čamrdy – román)

Director of Photography

Jan Stallich

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Cooperation

Antonín Frič (fotograf), František Rubáš (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš

Selected Music

Bedřich Smetana (Má vlast /Vltava/)

Songs

Večer pak, když sešli jsme se na Kampě

Writer of Lyrics Jan Reiter
Singer Otto RádlLída Baarová

Znám já píseň prostou /na nápěv Na tom pražském mostě/

Writer of Lyrics Jan Reiter
Singer Hugo Haas

A já pořád, proč mě má hlavička pobolívá

Writer of Lyrics Jan Reiter
Singer Hugo Haas

Nepudu domů, nepudu domů

Singer Hugo Haas

Narodil se Kristus pán

Song Composer anonym /15. století/
Writer of Lyrics Jan Franus
Singer Karel SchleichertEmilie Sedláčková

Na vrbě zakukal vůl

Writer of Lyrics Jan Reiter
Singer Kocourkovští učitelé

Praha již spí

Writer of Lyrics Jan Reiter
Singer Hugo Haas

Stojí hruška v širém poli

Writer of Lyrics Jan Reiter
Singer Emanuel Hříbal

Pryč a pryč je všecko

Singer Hugo Haas

Production info

Original Title

Kariéra Pavla Čamrdy

Czech Title

Kariéra Pavla Čamrdy

English Title

The Career of Pavel Čamrda

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1931

Production Year

1931

Production specifications

date of censorship 12/1931 (kulturně-výchovný)

Premiere

premiere 25 December 1931 /suitable for youths/ (kina Hvězda /3 týdny/ a Metro /3 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Elekta

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Elekta

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

98 min

Original length in metres

2 785 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