His Highness' Adjutant

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production year

1933

Premiere

14 April 1933

Runtime

88 min

Director

Martin Frič

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Pobočník Jeho Výsosti

Czech title

Pobočník Jeho Výsosti

English title

His Highness' Adjutant

Working title

Pobočník Jeho Veličenstva

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 young man, 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, velitel regimentu

Bedřich Vrbský

podplukovník Kinzl

Ladislav Hemmer

rytmistr Richard Mádr

Antonín Vaverka

císař František Josef I.

Josef Rovenský

drožkář

František Kreuzmann

šikovatel Pačes posádky v Mňuku

Míla Reymonová

houslistka dámského orchestru v baru Belveder

Čeněk Šlégl

vrchní v baru Belveder

František Černý

kuchař posádky v Mňuku

Alexander Třebovský

policejní rada Guth

Marie Grossová

číšnice v kavárně Maxim

Josef Roja

sekundant při souboji

Milka Balek-Brodská

komorná princezny

Marie Häusslerová

starší komorná princezny

Ludvík Veverka

dvorní dodovatel

František Malý

dvorní dodavatel

Karel Postranecký

velitel roty

Eman Fiala

fotograf

Werner Jantsch

číšník v baru Belveder

Robert Ford

číšník v baru Belveder

Václav Pata

číšník v baru Belveder/komorník

Jan Richter

opilec s trubkou

Beda Saxl

host v baru Belveder

Bohdan Lachman

host v baru Belveder

Vasil Truchlý

houslista v kavárně Maxim

Gustav Hilmar

dvorní dodavatel uniforem

Mario Karas

komorník

Josef Prček

komorník

Václav Pecián

strážník

Jára Kohout

vojenský sluha posádky v Mňuku

Ferdinand Jarkovský

vojenský písař posádky v Mňuku

Václav Menger

šikovatel posádky v Mňuku

Antonín Volný

vojín posádky v Mňuku

Blažena Čechová

žena dvorního rady v obchodě s kravatami

Kamila Rosenkranzová

majitelka klempířství

Bajo trio

zpěvačky v baru Belveder

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Based on

Emil Artur Longen (Kasta pro sebe – divadelní hra)

Director of Photography

Otto Heller

Film Editor

Martin Frič

Sound Designer

Bedřich Poledník

Production Manager

Josef Roja

Cooperation

Willy Ströminger (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Eman Fiala

Selected Music

Georges Bizet (Carmen /Toreadore smělý/)

Songs

Zapomeň, že už se loučíme (valčík)

Songwriter Eman Fiala
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav Mottl
Singer Bajo trio

Zahrajte mi horny (pochod)

Songwriter Eman Fiala
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav Mottl
Singer Vlasta Burian

Production info

Original Title

Pobočník Jeho Výsosti

Czech Title

Pobočník Jeho Výsosti

English Title

His Highness' Adjutant

Working Title

Pobočník Jeho Veličenstva

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production Year

1933

Production specifications

date of censorship 12 April 1933
date of censorship 24 June 1938

Premiere

premiere 14 April 1933 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Adria /4 týdny/, Fénix /7 týdnů/ a Hvězda /4 týdny/, Praha)
renewed premiere 06/1938 /unsuitable for youths/

Production

Meissner

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Vinohrady

Distribution

Meissner (původní 1933), Ringler (obnovená 1938)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

88 min

Original length in metres

2 492 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,19

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech, German

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech