The Robber

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1931

Production year

1931

Premiere

27 November 1931

Runtime

86 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Loupežník

Czech title

Loupežník

English title

The Robber

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

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

Josef Novák

hostinský

Jan Richter

policajt

František Černý

kovářův pomocník

Karel Vacek

hudebník

Melody Boys

hudebníci

Crew and creators

Based on

Karel Čapek (Loupežník – divadelní hra)

Screenplay

Josef Kodíček

Director of Photography

Václav Vích, Jaroslav Blažek

Production Designer

Bohumil Heš, Hanuš Gödert

Sound Designer

Helmuth Neumann

Cooperation

Willy Ströminger (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Otakar Jeremiáš

Music Performed by

Melody Boys (Music Conducted by R. A. Dvorský)

Songs

Píseň loupežníka

Songwriter Otakar Jeremiáš
Writer of Lyrics Karel Čapek
Singer Jaroslav Gleich

Píseň o staré lásce

Songwriter Otakar Jeremiáš
Writer of Lyrics Karel Čapek
Singer Marie Hübnerová

To je dnes krásně

Songwriter Otakar Jeremiáš
Writer of Lyrics Karel Čapek
Singer Marta Trojanová

Ach, to srdce

Songwriter Otakar Jeremiáš
Writer of Lyrics Karel Čapek
Singer Ladislav Pešek

S mužským se nesmíš měřit

Songwriter Otakar Jeremiáš
Writer of Lyrics Karel Čapek
Singer Marie Hübnerová

Production info

Original Title

Loupežník

Czech Title

Loupežník

English Title

The Robber

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1931

Production Year

1931

Production specifications

date of censorship 08/1931 (kulturně-výchovný)

Premiere

gala premiere 15 October 1931 (kino Fénix, Praha)
premiere 27 November 1931 /unsuitable for youths/ (kino Fénix /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Ufa

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

86 min

Original length in metres

2 458 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