Lelíček in the Services of Sherlock Holmes [French version]

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1932

Production year

1932

Runtime

72 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Lelíček ve službách Sherlocka Holmesa [francouzská verze]

Czech title

Lelíček ve službách Sherlocka Holmesa [francouzská verze]

English title

Lelíček in the Services of Sherlock Holmes [French version]

Parallel title

Le Roi bis

Synopsis

The Puerto Rican King Fernando XXIII asks the famous detective Sherlock Holmes to find him a double since he is afraid of being assassinated. Holmes finds the notorious debtor František Lelíček in Brodek in Moravia, a man who resembles the king like two peas in a pod. Lelíček, pursued by his creditors, accepts his offer. The young and beautiful queen refused to leave with her cowardly husband to safety in exile. Lelíček assumes his role with great enthusiasm. The queen is bewitched by his temperamental behaviour at bull fights and the sang-froid with which he faces an attempt on his life. Gradually, a passionate relationship develops between the cunning Lelíček and the unsuspecting queen. The king's traitorous ministers prepare for another assassination attempt. A terrible device hidden inside a gramophone is set to go off after playing the new national anthem. Holmes manages to escape just in time from the cellar where he had been locked by the assassins and he is able to save Lelíček and the queen. Fernando has died meanwhile in his asylum. Lelíček, now in love with the queen and contented in his role as king, refuses to quit. He threatens to cause an international scandal by making his adventures public, thus he is finally left to reign in his new position.

Note

The negative 2036,0 m is preserved in the ARCHIVES DU FILM du C. N. C., Bois d´Arcy.

Cast

Pierre Bertin

Leducq/král Fernando XXIII.

Tania Doll

královna

Martin Frič

detektiv Berlock Sholmés

Lucette Hesty

společnice královny

Henri Kerny

komoří

Hubert Daix

ministerský předseda

Crew and creators

Based on

Hugo Vavris (František Lelíček ve službách Sherlocka Holmesa – román)

Screenplay

Václav Wasserman, André Chemel, Jacques Deval

Director of Photography

Otto Heller, Jan Stallich

Production Manager

Miroslav Cikán

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Kumok

Music Performed by

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

Production info

Original Title

Lelíček ve službách Sherlocka Holmesa [francouzská verze]

Czech Title

Lelíček ve službách Sherlocka Holmesa [francouzská verze]

English Title

Lelíček in the Services of Sherlock Holmes [French version]

Parallel Title

Le Roi bis

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1932

Production Year

1932

Production specifications

date of censorship nepředloženo cenzuře
end of filming 10/1932

Premiere

premiere abroad 23 December 1932 (Paříž, Francie)

Production

Elekta

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Vinohrady

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

72 min

Original length in metres

2 036 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,19

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

French

Dialogue languages

French

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

French