The Robber

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Loupežník

Runtime

86

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1931

Production year

1931

Premiere

27.11.1931

Director

Josef Kodíček

Screenplay

Josef Kodíček

Synopsis

Mimi lives with her parents and the maid Fanka in a villa near the forest. One day, a gamekeeper comes to court Mimi when her parents are away. A plane has to make an emergency landing in the clearing and out steps a young man who is immediately taken with Mimi; she, too, is charmed by him. This provokes the gamekeeper who shoots the Robber, as he calls the pilot. The young man is wounded, but this only strengthens Mimi's love. The young man comes to her during the night and they declare love for each other. At that moment her parents return home and Mimi must promise not to see the Robber anymore, however she breaks this promise the very next day. An argument ensues between the Robber and Mimi's father. The Robber gets into the house and locks himself in with Mimi. Fanka rouses the whole town and everyone assembles in front of the villa but the Robber will not give himself up. Finally, the soldiers arrive, they blow up one of the walls and the Robber flees to his plane. He throws Mimi a spray of blossom and promises to come for her. It is only now that Fanka realises she had despised the Robber since he reminded her of her lost youth in turn, Mimi's father learns that youth and love cannot be broken.

Note

The only film documentation of theatre actress Marie Hübnerová, member of the National Theatre in Prague.

Cast

Marta Májová

profesorova žena

Marta Trojanová

Mimi, profesorova dcera

Jaroslav Gleich

Loupežník

Ludvík Veverka

zahradník Šefl

Josef Rovenský

starosta

Eman Fiala

učitel

Ada Karlovský

velitel veteránů

Josef Vošalík

velitel hasičů

Ladislav Pešek

myslivecký adjunkt

Jan W. Speerger

dělostřelec

Vladimír Řepa

dělostřelec

Gustav Hilmar

dělostřelec

František Kovářík

dědeček-kolovrátkář/kostelník

Ferry Seidl

kočí

Josef Novák

hostinský

Jan Richter

policajt

Josef Loskot

kovář

František Černý

kovářův pomocník

Karel Vacek

hudebník

Václav Bláha

hudebník

Melody Boys

hudebníci

Crew and creators

Based on

Karel Čapek (Loupežník – divadelní hra)

Screenplay

Josef Kodíček

Production Designer

Bohumil Heš, Hanuš Gödert

Sound Designer

Helmuth Neumann

Music

Music Composed by

Otakar Jeremiáš

Music Performed by

Melody Boys

Songs

Píseň loupežníka, Píseň o staré lásce, To je dnes krásně, Ach, to srdce, S mužským se nesmíš měřit

Songwriter

Otakar Jeremiáš (Píseň loupežníka), Otakar Jeremiáš (Píseň o staré lásce), Otakar Jeremiáš (To je dnes krásně), Otakar Jeremiáš (Ach, to srdce), Otakar Jeremiáš (S mužským se nesmíš měřit)

Writer of Lyrics

Karel Čapek (Píseň loupežníka), Karel Čapek (Píseň o staré lásce), Karel Čapek (To je dnes krásně), Karel Čapek (Ach, to srdce), Karel Čapek (S mužským se nesmíš měřit)

Singer

Jaroslav Gleich (Píseň loupežníka), Marie Hübnerová (Píseň o staré lásce), Marta Trojanová (To je dnes krásně), Ladislav Pešek (Ach, to srdce), Marie Hübnerová (S mužským se nesmíš měřit)

Production info

Original Title

Loupežník

English Title

The Robber

Copyright

1931

Production Year

1931

Premiere

27.11.1931

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Ufa

Technical info