The Little Window

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production year

1932—1933

Premiere

3 March 1933

Runtime

113 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Okénko

Czech title

Okénko

English title

The Little Window

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

Luigi Hofman

host v baru

Antonín Jirsa

stěhovák Véna

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

Helena Monczáková

mistrová modistek

R. Duhová

Grand-duo

Crew and creators

Based on

Olga Scheinpflugová (Okénko – divadelní hra)

Director of Photography

Jan Stallich, Jaroslav Blažek

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Production Manager

Zdeněk Reimann

Cooperation

Jan Roth (vrchní osvětlovač)

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Kumok

Songs

Vám, jen vám, svou lásku dám

Songwriter Josef Kumok
Writer of Lyrics Saša Razov
Singer Hugo HaasLída Baarová

Marjo

Songwriter Josef Kumok
Writer of Lyrics Saša Razov
Singer Arno Velecký

Production info

Original Title

Okénko

Czech Title

Okénko

English Title

The Little Window

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production Year

1932—1933

Production specifications

date of censorship 02/1933

Premiere

premiere 3 March 1933 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Kotva /3 týdny/, Lucerna /3 týdny/ a Metro /3 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Ufa

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Ufa

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

113 min

Original length in metres

3 225 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