The Inspector

comedy, satire

Typology

feature

Czech title

Revizor

Runtime

70

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production year

1933

Premiere

29.09.1933

Language version

Czech

Director

Martin Frič

Screenplay

Václav Šolín, Václav Menger

Synopsis

Ivan Alexandrovich Khlestakov, a poor petty official from St Petersburg, arrives with his servant Josef in a small provincial town and takes a room on credit in a local inn. At the same time the provincial governor receives a letter announcing the imminent arrival of the inspector from St Petersburg. Khlestakov's somewhat regal conduct arouses the suspicion that he is the inspector. The governor and other dignitaries disguise the town's manifold shortcomings which they themselves have caused, through fraud and corruption, and try to bribe the purported inspector. The wily Khlestakov immediately realises the benefits of being mistaken for the inspector and does nothing to correct the misapprehension. In a letter to friends in St Petersburg he describes the gullibility and venality of the local officials, and he gives the letter to the postman. It is not until he is presented as the fiancé of the governor's daughter that he decides the time has come to go. He surreptitiously leaves the town. The nosey postman opens Khlestakov's letter and reveals the whole truth to the governor and others. They all rush to Khlestakov's room but find it empty. The frightened dignitaries then hear the news that the real inspector is about to arrive.

Cast

Vlasta Burian

Ivan Alexandrovič Chlestakov, úředník z Petrohradu

Václav Trégl

Chlestakovův sluha Josef

Jaroslav Marvan

hejtman Anton Skvoznik Dmuchanovský

Zdeňka Baldová

hejtmanova žena Anna Andrejevna

Truda Grosslichtová

hejtmanova dcera Marie

Theodor Pištěk

soudce Lapkin Ťapkin

Václav Menger

školní dozorce Chlopov

František Hlavatý

dozorce dobročinného ústavu Zemljanika

Josef Rovenský

poštmistr Špekin

Josef Vošalík

statkář Petr Ivanovič Bobčinský

Alois Dvorský

statkář Petr Ivanovič Dobšinský

František Černý

hostinský

Josef Gruss

hejtmanův sluha

Jan W. Speerger

hejtmanův pobočník

Ella Nollová

prosebnice, žena poddůstojníka

Eman Fiala

zelinář

Josef Waltner

kapelník

František Kreuzmann

major ve výslužbě

Jan Marek

učitel

Marie Holanová

služebná u hejtmanů

Josef Oliak

měšťan

Marie Oliaková

měšťanka

F. X. Mlejnek

měšťan

Karolína Vávrová

babka s kozou

Bajo trio

zpěvačky na hostině

Melody Boys

zpěváci na hostině

R. A. Dvorský

zpěvák na hostině

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Based on

Nikolaj Vasiljevič Gogol (Revizor – divadelní hra)

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Martin Frič

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

František Jerhot

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš

Songs

To u nás v Petrohradě

Songwriter

Jára Beneš (To u nás v Petrohradě)

Writer of Lyrics

Jaroslav Mottl (To u nás v Petrohradě)

Singer

Vlasta Burian (To u nás v Petrohradě)

Production info

Original Title

Revizor

English Title

The Inspector

Copyright

1933

Production Year

1933

Premiere

29.09.1933

Production

Meissner

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Meissner

Technical info

Versions

Czech