Eaten Out of House and Home

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

U snědeného krámu

Runtime

99

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production year

1933

Premiere

01.11.1933

Language version

Czech

Director

Martin Frič

Screenplay

Václav Wasserman

Synopsis

After years of grind Martin Žemla finally manages to open his own grocer's shop. His neighbour, Šustrová the widow, manoeuvres the kind and gentle Žemla into marrying her daughter Pavlína. But she feels a mere grocer is not good enough for her and tells him on their wedding night that she does not like him and makes him sleep in the backroom of the grocer's shop. Retired horse master Kyllian often comes into Žemla's shop. He abuses Žemla's hospitality and drinks and eats there on tab. Žemla is upset by the flagrant selfishness of the two women. He also has to tolerate them devouring all his groceries. When the widow falls ill Pavlína allegedly goes to visit her at the hospital, but in fact she meets a young officer. Then Šusterová comes out of hospital. Pavlína tries to coax Žemla into her bedroom but he refuses. He finds out by chance from her mother that Pavlína is pregnant. He realises his wife has been unfaithful. He surveys his miserable life and his empty shop and poisons himself by eating match heads. The police come the next day and find him dead. Kyllian profits from the confusion and erases the tab on which his debts are recorded.

Cast

František Smolík

kupec Martin Žemla

Vlasta Burian

rytmistr ve výslužbě Kyllian

Antonie Nedošinská

vdova Kateřina Šustrová

Ela Poznerová

Pavlína, dcera Šustrové, později Žemlova žena

Alexander Třebovský

Pavlínin poručník Madras, loterijní kancelista na penzi

Ella Nollová

posluhovačka u Žemly Randová

Čeněk Šlégl

Ernst Plagowitz, bývalý důstojník

Gustav Hilmar

strážník

Kamila Rosenkranzová

sousedka Píšková

Čechová

sousedka

Béďa Pražský

mládenec na svatbě

Darja Hajská

družička

Rozmarová

kelnerka

Josef Oliak

soused

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Assistant Director

Rudolf Stahl

Based on

Ignát Herrmann (U snědeného krámu – román)

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Costume Designer

J.M. Gottlieb

Film Editor

Martin Frič

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Vladimír Kabelík

Music

Music Composed by

Karel Hašler, Miloš Smatek

Songs

Když jsme byli v Itálii, Neplač, neplač, Kdybych měl maminku alespoň na chvilku

Songwriter

Karel Hašler (Když jsme byli v Itálii), Karel Hašler (Neplač, neplač)

Writer of Lyrics

Karel Hašler (Když jsme byli v Itálii), Karel Hašler (Neplač, neplač)

Singer

Vlasta Burian (Když jsme byli v Itálii), Bajo trio (Neplač, neplač), mužský sbor (Kdybych měl maminku alespoň na chvilku)

Production info

Original Title

U snědeného krámu

English Title

Eaten Out of House and Home

Copyright

1933

Production Year

1933

Premiere

01.11.1933

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Moldavia

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Stuhy časopisu Český filmový zpravodaj

1934
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Vlasta Burian

Vítěz

Event: Zlatá medaile časopisu Prager Film-Kurier

1933
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Martin Frič