You Don't Know Hadimrška

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

To neznáte Hadimršku

Runtime

87

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1931

Production year

1931

Premiere

16.10.1931

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Lamač, Martin Frič

Screenplay

Václav Wasserman, Fritz Anders

Summary

Vlasta Burian had already appeared successfully in the theatre as the hero of Ernst Bach's comedy. It was therefore logical that he would be chosen for the film version of the story about the comptroller Popelec Hadimrška, particularly when the film was being directed by Karel Lamač and Martin Frič, who were able to cope with the difficulties of a talkie film, which was a technical innovation at the time. In the lead role of a banking official who tries to help Zlatník, the young owner of a record company, get out of debt, the popular comic proved his worth with his usual brand of unrestrained comical ferocity (which works even in the German version of the movie, which was made at the same time)… As Zlatník’s demanding lover, the cabaret singer Mici Angora, the soubrette Meda Valentová also benefited from the possibilities offered by a talkie film. Other roles in the popular movie were taken by actors who regularly helped maintain Burian's high standards – Jaroslav Marvan, Čeněk Šlégl, and Eman Fiala.

Synopsis

Hadimrška, an auditor, is sent to Prague. He is to reorganise Mr Zlatník's gramophone company so that it can repay its debts to the bank. The young owner has brought the company to the brink of bankruptcy by promoting the career of cabaret singer Mici Angora. Zlatník is hoping his financial straits will be resolved by marriage to Asta, daughter of the wealthy consul Vieland. He does not realise that Asta is not blindly longing for marriage and has joined the company incognito as a secretary. Zlatník ends his relationship with Mici and Asta falls in love with him. The uncompromising Hadimrška gets down to work: he decides to sell the villa that Zlatník bought Mici. Hadimrška becomes unexpectedly popular when Mici changes the words of one of her cabaret songs to include his name. When Hadimrška goes to seize the singer's villa, his nerve fails him. His suit soaked with water in a shower-bath, he is forced to flee in a woman's negligée, and the bank fires him. Mici finds a new lover - the consul. The gramophone company's fortunes revive with the new song about Hadimrška. Zlatník asks the consul for his daughter's hand in marriage. Hadimrška returns home in despair, where he is elected mayor on account of his new-found popularity.

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Cast

Vlasta Burian

účetní revident Popelec Hadimrška

Meda Valentová

zpěvačka Mici Angora

Otto Rubík

Jiří Zlatník, majitel gramofonové firmy

Jindřich Plachta

sluha Puntík/anděl ve snu

Eman Fiala

účetní u Zlatníka Vychodil

Čeněk Šlégl

konzul Vieland

Marie Grossová

konzulova dcera Asta

Jaroslav Marvan

generální ředitel Bruckmann

Viktor Nejedlý

kancelářský zřízenec

Josef Novák

přednosta kanceláře

Helena Bergeová

uchazečka o místo Máňa Nováková

Jan W. Speerger

prodavač/anděl ve snu/radní v Renešově

Jindřich Adolf

prodavač u Zlatníka

Vladimír Borský

prodavač u Zlatníka

Gustav Hrdlička

prodavač u Zlatníka

Světla Svozilová

nevěsta s milionem

Josef Rovenský

kapesní zloděj

Jan Richter

vyšetřující komisař

Josef Rajský

policejní úředník

Otto Heller

strážník

Jan Roth

strážník

Bohumil Langer

sluha u ředitele Bruckmanna

Vladimír Smíchovský

člen delegace městské rady

František Lašek

člen delegace městské rady

Karel Jičínský

svatý Petr v nebi

Alfred Baštýř

anděl v nebi

František Černý

tlustý vězeň

Miloslav Svoboda

prodavač u Zlatníka

Antonín Šolc

prodavač u Zlatníka

Arnold Reimann

prodavač u Zlatníka

Josef Duffek

strážník

Markéta Bergeová

služka u Angory

Crew and creators

Based on

Franz Robert Arnold (Unter Geschäftsaufsicht – divadelní hra), Ernst Bach (Unter Geschäftsaufsicht – divadelní hra)

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Helmuth Neumann

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš

Songs

To neznáte Hadimršku, děvčata, Píseň psacího stroje, Mne koupali co děcko v horké lázni, Růžové psaníčko

Songwriter

Jára Beneš (To neznáte Hadimršku, děvčata), Jára Beneš (Píseň psacího stroje), Ferry Gyulai (Píseň psacího stroje), Jan Stark (Píseň psacího stroje), Jára Beneš (Mne koupali co děcko v horké lázni), Bedřich Kerten (Mne koupali co děcko v horké lázni), Jára Beneš (Růžové psaníčko)

Writer of Lyrics

Jaroslav Mottl (To neznáte Hadimršku, děvčata), Fráňa Vodička (To neznáte Hadimršku, děvčata), Jaroslav Mottl (Píseň psacího stroje), Fráňa Vodička (Píseň psacího stroje), Jaroslav Mottl (Mne koupali co děcko v horké lázni), Fráňa Vodička (Mne koupali co děcko v horké lázni), Emanuel Brožík (Růžové psaníčko), Fráňa Vodička (Růžové psaníčko)

Singer

Meda Valentová (To neznáte Hadimršku, děvčata), Vlasta Burian (To neznáte Hadimršku, děvčata), Marie Grossová (Píseň psacího stroje), Vlasta Burian (Mne koupali co děcko v horké lázni)

Production info

Original Title

To neznáte Hadimršku

English Title

You Don't Know Hadimrška

Copyright

1931

Production Year

1931

Premiere

16.10.1931

Production

Elekta

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech