Devil in Me, The

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production year

1933

Premiere

25 August 1933

Runtime

94 min

Director

Karel Anton

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Jsem děvče s čertem v těle

Czech title

Jsem děvče s čertem v těle

English title

Devil in Me, The

Synopsis

Factory owner Jakub Kaliba keeps in physical condition at the fencing club. His wife Irena stops by for him there. She takes a liking to her husband's rival, Zdeněk Hradil, and she agrees to a rendezvous in his apartment. Jakub feels like going out in the evening with his friend Felix and so he happily accepts Irena's excuse that she is going to see her aunt to the train station. Zdeněk wants to extend Irena's alibi for the entire night. He calls to inform Kaliba that Irena has mistakenly stayed on the train and will not return until morning by a connecting line. Kaliba is delighted by this, and with Felix and the sprightly chambermaid Anna he sets off to a bar. There Jakub learns from the newspaper about an alleged train wreck, the train on which Irena should be. The terror-struck Jakub bursts into Hradil's apartment. He does not notice Irena hidden under the blankets, and in the conviction that his wife has perished on the train he confesses to Hradil his numerous marital infidelities. On the way home, however, he finds out from the newspaper that the accident never happened. The jilted Irena decides to feign injury. She returns home in bandages. There she finds her husband, Felix, and Anna in a nightie. In her mind the saying what's done is done eventually rectifies everything.

Cast

František Smolík

továrník a obchodní rada Jakub Kaliba

Lída Baarová

Irena, Kalibova žena

Ludvík Veverka

Felix, Kalibův přítel

Pavel Trojan

Zdeněk Hradil, tajemník ministerstva dopravy

Ljuba Hermanová

masérka a panská Anna Marie Veselá

Mařenka Zieglerová

Nataša Dimitrijevna, majitelka masérského salonu

Světla Svozilová

zaměstnankyně masérského salonu

Saša Razov

mistr šermu

Mario Karas

host v baru

Gina Hašler

host v baru

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Anton

Assistant Director

Walter Schorsch

Screenstory

Paul Schiller, Saint-Granier

Based on

Léo Marchès (Une petite femme dans le train – divadelní hra)

Director of Photography

Otto Heller, Jan Stallich

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Julius Schmitt

Cooperation

František Rubáš (fotograf), Antonín Frič (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Philippe Parès, Georges Van Parys, Al Romains, Erno Košťál (úprava)

Music Conducted by

Erno Košťál

Songs

Jsem děvče s čertem v těle

Song Composer Erno Košťál
Writer of Lyrics Emanuel Brožík
Singer František SmolíkLudvík VeverkaLjuba HermanováMařenka Zieglerová

Tam v dáli za horama

Song Composer Erno Košťál
Writer of Lyrics Emanuel Brožík
Singer Mařenka Zieglerová

Žádám štěstí víc

Song Composer Erno Košťál
Writer of Lyrics Emanuel Brožík
Singer Pavel TrojanLída Baarová

Když ústa moje malá

Song Composer Erno Košťál
Writer of Lyrics Emanuel Brožík
Singer Lída BaarováPavel Trojan

Production info

Original Title

Jsem děvče s čertem v těle

Czech Title

Jsem děvče s čertem v těle

English Title

Devil in Me, The

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production Year

1933

Production specifications

date of censorship 16 August 1933

Premiere

premiere 25 August 1933 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Kotva /2 týdny/ a Lucerna /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Laboratories

AB

Distribution

AB

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

94 min

Original length in metres

2 675 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