A Thousand for One Night

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1932

Production year

1932

Premiere

3 February 1933

Runtime

78 min

Category

film

Genre

burlesque

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Tisíc za jednu noc

Czech title

Tisíc za jednu noc

English title

A Thousand for One Night

Synopsis

Mr Habr goes to Mariánské Lázně with Mr Nožička and his daughter Eva. Habr is hoping to bring his son Jára to his senses, since he is frittering away his money with a singer called Ossi. Nožička wants to have fun in the spa town but his energetic wife has ordered him to tactfully get Eva acquainted with the large landowner Roudenský, whom she has selected to be her daughter's husband. But everything goes differently to what was expected. Eva falls for the singer Frank. Nožička has an affair with Ossi but gets mixed up with Ossi's false husbend Roudenský's chauffeur, the fraudster Karel who is posing as Roudenský. To avoid scandal Nožička pays him 500 crowns. But the complications, far from being resolved, culminate with the arrival of Nožička's wife Matylda. Everybody gathers around one table. Frank and Jára both introduce themselves to Matylda as Roudenskýs. Matylda checks to see if these Roudenskýs are related. Nožička has to pay Karel another 500 crowns so that his wife does not find out about his affair.

Cast

Theodor Pištěk

továrník Otakar Nožička

Růžena Šlemrová

Matylda, Nožičkova manželka

Marie Grossová

Eva, Nožičkova dcera

Olga Augustová

zpěvačka a tanečnice Ossi

Arno Velecký

barový zpěvák Frank Verych

Karel Faltys

Václav Habr, Nožičkův přítel

Jiří Sedláček

Jára Doubek, Habrův synovec

Jiří Steimar

řidič u Roudenského Karel

Bedřich Bozděch

hotelový portýr

Luigi Hofman

ředitel hotelu

Josef Waltner

vrchní v baru

Mario Karas

host v baru

Emil Dlesk

policejní komisař

Saša Razov

detektiv

Fred Bulín

choreograf

Josef Sládek

policejní úředník

Karel Němec

číšník v Mánesu

Ada Karlovský

velkostatkář Roudenský na fotografii

Crew and creators

Based on

Franz Robert Arnold (Stöpsel – divadelní fraška), Ernst Bach (Stöpsel – divadelní fraška)

Director of Photography

Josef Bulánek

Production Designer

M. Chudoba

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Alexander Dembo, Josef Zora

Production Manager

Ing. W. Delhaes

Music

Music Composed by

Otto Stránský, Josef Kumok

Selected Music

Johann Strauss ml. (Na krásném modrém Dunaji), Bedřich Smetana (Má vlast /Vltava/)

Music Conducted by

Josef Kumok

Songs

Maličká, chceš být moje holčička

Songwriter Josef KumokOtto Stránský
Writer of Lyrics Karel TobisRuda Jurist

Modré s nebe

Songwriter Otto StránskýJosef Kumok
Writer of Lyrics Karel TobisRuda Jurist
Singer Arno VeleckýArno Velecký

Production info

Original Title

Tisíc za jednu noc

Czech Title

Tisíc za jednu noc

English Title

A Thousand for One Night

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

burlesque

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1932

Production Year

1932

Production specifications

date of censorship 12/1932

Premiere

premiere 3 February 1933 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Juliš /2 týdny/ a Světozor /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Wolframfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Wolframfilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

78 min

Original length in metres

2 210 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