His Highness' Adjutant

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Pobočník Jeho Výsosti

Runtime

88

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production year

1933

Premiere

14.04.1933

Language version

Czech

Director

Martin Frič

Screenplay

Václav Wasserman

Synopsis

First lieutenant Patera is awaiting punishment for his part in a duel, however, to his surprise, he is instead appointed adjutant to Prince Evžen. The latter is to be married to Princess Anna Luisa so he says farewell to his lover Pepi. He wants to see her one last time but, since the princess is having him followed by the policeman Guth, he sends his new aide a written command to bring Pepi to the Belvedere and to amuse her until his arrival. By mistake Patera brings the wrong girl. The prince knows neither his new adjutant nor the strange girl, so he sits somewhere else. Patera meanwhile buys everyone drinks, gets drunk at the prince's expense and, having given up waiting for him, tries to run off in women's clothes. He is caught and as punishment is transferred to a remote garrison in Mňuk. Before he leaves, however, he helps a friendly officer, in whom he has not recognised Prince Evžen, to meet up with Pepi. Six months later Patera is given leave and he asks to be returned to his regiment. The vengeful lieutenant-colonel Kinzl refuses his request but, in the end, it is he who, at the prince's command, has to go off to Mňuk. Patera is allowed to remain and is promoted.

Note

This is the last film made at the AB studios in Vinohrady.

Cast

Vlasta Burian

nadporučík Alois Patera

Suzanne Marwille

princezna Anna Luisa

Nora Stallich

princ Evžen

Helga Nováková

Pepi Kalašová, majitelka obchodu s kravatami

Jaroslav Marvan

plukovník

Bedřich Vrbský

podplukovník Kinzl

Ladislav Hemmer

rytmistr Richard Mádr

Ela Šárková

bardáma

Antonín Vaverka

císař František Josef I.

Josef Rovenský

drožkář

František Kreuzmann

šikovatel Pačes

Míla Reymonová

houslistka v dámském orchestru

Čeněk Šlégl

vrchní v baru

František Černý

kuchař posádky v Mňuku

Alexander Třebovský

policejní rada Guth

Marie Grossová

číšnice u Maxima

Josef Roja

sekundant při souboji

Milka Balek-Brodská

komorná princezny

Ludvík Veverka

dvorní dodovatel

František Malý

dvorní dodavatel

Karel Postranecký

velitel roty

Eman Fiala

fotograf

Werner Jantsch

číšník

Robert Ford

číšník

Jan Richter

opilec

Beda Saxl

host v baru

Vasil Truchlý

houslista u Maxima

Gustav Hilmar

dvorní dodavatel uniforem

Eduard Šlégl

komorník

Jindřich Adolf

komorník

Mario Karas

komorník

Václav Pecián

policajt

Václav Menger

vojín posádky v Mňuku

Ferdinand Jarkovský

vojenský písař

Jára Kohout

vojenský sluha v Mňuku

Kamila Rosenkranzová

majitelka klempířství

Bajo trio

zpěvačky v Belvederu

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Based on

Emil Artur Longen (Kasta pro sebe – divadelní hra)

Production Designer

Josef Hesoun, Ferdinand Fencl

Film Editor

Martin Frič

Sound Designer

Bedřich Poledník

Production Manager

Josef Roja

Music

Music Composed by

Eman Fiala

Songs

Zapomeň, že už se loučíme (valčík), Zahrajte mi horny (pochod)

Songwriter

Eman Fiala (Zapomeň, že už se loučíme), Eman Fiala (Zahrajte mi horny)

Writer of Lyrics

Jaroslav Mottl (Zapomeň, že už se loučíme), Jaroslav Mottl (Zahrajte mi horny)

Singer

Bajo trio (Zapomeň, že už se loučíme), Vlasta Burian (Zahrajte mi horny)

Production info

Original Title

Pobočník Jeho Výsosti

English Title

His Highness' Adjutant

Copyright

1933

Production Year

1933

Premiere

14.04.1933

Production

Meissner

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Meissner

Technical info

Versions

Czech