Uncle from America

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Strýček z Ameriky

Runtime

69

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production year

1933

Premiere

03.03.1933

Language version

Czech

Director

V.Ch. Vladimírov

Screenplay

Eduard Šimáček, Vítězslav Štěpánek

Screenstory

Mája Iris

Synopsis

The landowner Kuličková lives with her two children and runs into financial difficulties because her son Toník gets into debt. She sees her only hope in marrying her daughter Katuška to Jiří, whose uncle is a millionaire in America. They prepare a big wedding, which swallows up even more money, but they do not worry because they are expecting a generous marriage portion from the uncle. The uncle, coming from America, decides to play deaf and dumb so he can better get to know his future relatives. Jiří does not like the ruse, but the uncle insists. Katuška's cousin Růžena would like to get the rich uncle for herself and starts caring for him in a touching way. But she soons begins to suspect he is only pretending to be deaf and tells her family. To find out the truth Toník suddenly fires a revolver and the shocked uncle starts speaking. He is then forced to claim that the gunshot miraculously restored his hearing and power of speech. But he has already found out the relatives are avaricious and calculating. To convince Jiří of this, the uncle sends a telegramme alleging his company has gone bankrupt. With this, the test of the family ends. Jiří praises the wisdom of his uncle who managed to save him from an ill-considered marriage.

Cast

Theodor Pištěk

Voborský, strýček z Ameriky

Fanda Mrázek

Jiří, synovec Voborského

Antonie Nedošinská

statkářka Kuličková

Máňa Ženíšková

Katuška, dcera Kuličkové

Milka Balek-Brodská

Barbora Vychytralová, sestra Kuličkové

Marie Grossová

Růžena, dcera Vychytralové

Jan W. Speerger

Toník, syn paní Kuličkové

Josef Rovenský

hluchoněmý pan Noha

Marie Vladimírovová

služka Kristina

Jiří Hron

host v baru

Václav Menger

host v baru

Josef Novák

host v baru

F. X. Mlejnek

host v baru

Slávka Hamouzová

švadlenka

Máša Franková

Jiřího nevěsta

Beda Lak

eskamotér

Jaro Häusler

tanečník ruského a slovenského tance

Lia Wagnerová

tanečnice ruského tance

Wraskoffová

tanečnice slovenského tance

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Mája Iris

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Music

Music Composed by

Erno Košťál, Karel Konderle

Songs

Čekám tě, Tak už jsem v tom! (Mládenci, ožeňte se), Fialenky, Ó jé, ó jé

Songwriter

Josef Stelibský (Čekám tě), Josef Stelibský (Tak už jsem v tom! (Mládenci, ožeňte se)), Josef Stelibský (Fialenky), Josef Stelibský (Ó jé, ó jé)

Singer

Marie Grossová (Čekám tě), Fanda Mrázek (Tak už jsem v tom! (Mládenci, ožeňte se)), Theodor Pištěk (Tak už jsem v tom! (Mládenci, ožeňte se)), Máša Franková (Tak už jsem v tom! (Mládenci, ožeňte se)), Marie Grossová (Fialenky), Fanda Mrázek (Ó jé, ó jé), Marie Grossová (Ó jé, ó jé)

Danced by

Jaro Häusler, Lia Wagnerová, Wraskoffová

Production info

Original Title

Strýček z Ameriky

English Title

Uncle from America

Copyright

1933

Production Year

1933

Premiere

03.03.1933

Production

Monopol

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Monopol

Technical info

Versions

Czech