Him and His Sister

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

On a jeho sestra

Runtime

95

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1931

Production year

1931

Premiere

03.04.1931

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Lamač, Martin Frič

Screenplay

Václav Wasserman

Synopsis

The postman Brabec is known for his sense of humour and is a welcome guest at the music-hall to whose director Holt he brings daily letters from female admirers. His fans include Brabec's sister Anna who would like to perform in the theatre but works instead as a chamber maid for the actress Veldenová. A new number is being rehearsed at the music-hall but the name of the author is kept secret. Veldenová turns down her role just before opening night as it does not appeal to her. Brabec, always at the ready, presents his sister to the director; she has learned all the roles by heart. Anna is accepted for the role but they have to get the consent of the author. Brabec discovers that the man in question is the post minister who had attended a postmen's party. He had seen his sister's voluntary performance and liked the way she acted her part. Anna easily gets the role but her brother has to face other complications. Most of the staff leave the theatre at the crucial moment. Brabec, always prepared, fills all the vacant positions with his postmen friends. The performance enjoys great success and everyone is satisfied with the outcome.

Note

During the dance number the director used shots of the bottom half of Scherrier, a famous dancer from that time.

Cast

Vlasta Burian

listonoš Jarda Brabec

Anny Ondráková

komorná Anny Brabcová, Jardova sestra

Otto Rubík

Bernard, ředitel divadla Rokoko

Olga Augustová

subreta Sabina Veldenová

Jan Sviták

Burda, přítel Sabiny Veldenové

Eman Fiala

listonoš

Josef Rovenský

inspicient

Theodor Pištěk

ministr pošt

Viktor Nejedlý

listonoš

Robert Ford

listonoš

Václav Menger

listonoš

Josef Kobík

vrátný v divadle

Alfred Baštýř

muž píšící stížnost

Karel Schleichert

čtenář novin

Jára Beneš

klavírista a dirigent orchestru

Arnold Reimann

pokladník

Jan W. Speerger

Brabcův soused

Felix Kühne

Brabcův soused

Roza Schlesingerová

Brabcova sousedka

Jan Richter

Brabcův soused

Alois Charvát

nahluchlý karbaník

R. A. Dvorský

zpívající listonoš

Karel Vacek

zpívající listonoš

Václav Bláha

zpívající listonoš

Ada Velický

napověda

Bonda Szynglarski

tanečník na jevišti

Růžena Jindrová

náhradní subreta

Halerová

uchazečka o roli

Inez Čeledová

uchazečka o roli

Ludvík Hradský

zaměstnanec divadla

Rudolf Stahl

zaměstnanec divadla

Václav Kubásek

zaměstnanec divadla

Jiří Vondrovič

zaměstnanec divadla

Jiří Hron

zaměstnanec divadla

Květa Horská

omdlelá dívka

Marie Oliaková

paní v autoklubu

Crew and creators

Based on

Bernhard Buchbinder (On a jeho sestra – divadelní hra)

Production Designer

Heinz Fenchel

Film Editor

Karel Lamač

Sound Designer

Helmuth Neumann

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš

Music Performed by

Orchestr divadla Varieté

Music Conducted by

Karel Pečke (Orchestr divadla Varieté)

Songs

Růžové psaníčko, Ach, kdo líbá jako ty

Songwriter

Jára Beneš (Růžové psaníčko), Jára Beneš (Ach, kdo líbá jako ty)

Writer of Lyrics

Emanuel Brožík (Růžové psaníčko), Fráňa Vodička (Růžové psaníčko), Emanuel Brožík (Ach, kdo líbá jako ty), Fráňa Vodička (Ach, kdo líbá jako ty)

Singer

Vlasta Burian (Růžové psaníčko), R. A. Dvorský (Růžové psaníčko), Karel Vacek (Růžové psaníčko), Václav Bláha (Růžové psaníčko), Melody Boys (Růžové psaníčko), Anny Ondráková [i dab] (Růžové psaníčko), ženský sbor (Růžové psaníčko), Otto Rubík [dab] (Ach, kdo líbá jako ty), Anny Ondráková (Ach, kdo líbá jako ty), Olga Augustová (Ach, kdo líbá jako ty)

Production info

Original Title

On a jeho sestra

English Title

Him and His Sister

Copyright

1931

Production Year

1931

Premiere

03.04.1931

Production

Elekta

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Elekta

Technical info

Versions

Czech