Lelíček in the Services of Sherlock Holmes [French version]

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Lelíček ve službách Sherlocka Holmesa [francouzská verze]

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1932

Production year

1932

Language version

French

Director

Robert Beaudoin

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

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Kumok

Music Performed by

Melody Boys

Music Conducted by

R. A. Dvorský (Melody Boys)

Production info

Original 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

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1932

Production Year

1932

Production

Elekta

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

French