Little Window

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Okénko

Runtime

113

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production year

1933

Premiere

03.03.1933

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladimír Slavínský

Screenplay

Lomikar Kleiner, Vladimír Slavínský

Synopsis

The shy Associate Professor Johánek is expecting to receive his inheritance from his uncle. His friend Plevka represents him in his legal affairs concerning the will. Růžena, the daughter of Dynybylová the caretaker, is fond of Johánek and the affection is returned. Johánek gets drunk with his friends and the next day cannot remember what has happened. He is also missing one shoe. Dynybylová tries to use his loss of memory to help her daughter. She incites to say to Johánek that he seduced her. Lojza accuses Johánek of setting fire to the haystack and demands money to keep quiet. The idea of a spell in prison, however, does not seem all that bad to Johánek. He welcomes it as an opportunity to write his thesis in peace. At Johánek's request, Lojza, a friend of his, Růžena, Dynybylová and the police commissioner all meet up at his house. The commissioner is well aware that Lojza and his crowd are a bad lot and he intends taking them off to the commissariate straight away. Plevka is not too happy about the accusation brought against Johánek by Růžena. Everything is explained with the arrival of Divíšek who has brought Johánek's shoe. Johánek had left it at his house on the night in question. When it is discovered that Johánek has not inherited any money but a collection of fossils instead, Dynybylová cannot get over her disappointment. This, however, does not prevent Růžena and Johánek from getting to know each other better.

Cast

Hugo Haas

docent Jakub Johánek

Arno Velecký

dr. Jindřich Plevka, Johánkův přítel

Antonie Nedošinská

domovnice Dynybylová

Lída Baarová

Růžena, dcera Dynybylové

Ladislav Pešek

student filozofie Divíšek

Jan W. Speerger

apač Lojza

L. H. Struna

apač Tonda, synovec Dynybylové

Marie Grossová

Eva, přítelkyně dr. Plevky

Jaroslav Marvan

policejní komisař Klinděra

Adolf Dobrovolný

plešatý pán v baru, bankovní ředitel

Boris Milec

stepař v baru

Naďa Hajdašová

tanečnice v baru

Václav Žichovský

host v baru

Luigi Hofman

host v baru

Antonín Jirsa

stěhovák

Václav Pecián

stěhovák

Robert Ford

skladatel šlágrů Milan, Plevkův přítel

Helena Bušová

přítelkyně dr. Plevky

Jiří Hron

Růženčin ctitel Pepíček

Antonie Langrová

písařka v kanceláři dr. Plevky

Grand-duo

Crew and creators

Based on

Olga Scheinpflugová (Okénko – divadelní hra)

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Bedřich Poledník

Production Manager

Zdeněk Reimann

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Kumok

Songs

Vám, jen vám, svou lásku dám, Marjo

Songwriter

Josef Kumok (Vám, jen vám, svou lásku dám), Josef Kumok (Marjo)

Writer of Lyrics

Saša Razov (Vám, jen vám, svou lásku dám), Saša Razov (Marjo)

Singer

Hugo Haas (Vám, jen vám, svou lásku dám), Arno Velecký (Marjo)

Production info

Original Title

Okénko

English Title

Little Window

Copyright

1933

Production Year

1933

Premiere

03.03.1933

Production

Ufa

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Ufa

Technical info

Versions

Czech