Distrainer in the Cabaret

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production year

1933

Premiere

18 May 1934

Runtime

65 min

Category

film

Genre

burlesque, comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Exekutor v kabaretu

Czech title

Exekutor v kabaretu

English title

Distrainer in the Cabaret

Synopsis

The director of a cabaret refuses to pay the actors their salaries, until the time the distrainer appears from behind the scenes. Then the actors are finally paid, only the soubrette, who does not hear the summons, remains without money. In the confusion the secretary deposits the remaining five thousand in a vase in the cashier's office. But the prop man carries off the vase to the stage set. Roden, the tenor, brings to the theatre a girl who has had a falling out with her boyfriend and has fainted in a garden restaurant. Her clothes have been entrusted to the care of the dressing-room attendant, and she wanders backstage in the tenor's robe. The distrainer recognizes her as his daughter Máňa. The soubrette, who is unable to obtain her pay, leaves the theatre outraged in the middle of a performance. Máňa changes into the theatre costume and promptly stands in for the soubrette. Then she ends in the arms of the tenor. The distrainer is content because he has finally confiscated the money hidden in the vase, and in good humour he invites the leading man to join him for tea.

Cast

Anita Beránková

Máňa, exekutorova dcera

Jára Kohout

tajemník kabaretu

K. V. Marek

tenorista Karel Roden

Miloslav Svoboda

zpěvák v kabaretu

Theodor Pištěk

ředitel kabaretu

Marie Grossová

subreta Marcela

Milka Balek-Brodská

garderobiérka Marie Kalábová

Josef Příhoda

herec v masce klauna

Jindřich Fiala

inspicient

Filip Balek-Brodský

hasič v divadle

Jan W. Speerger

herec s lahví

Milcovy girls

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Jindřich Fiala

Screenstory

Robert Zdráhal

Director of Photography

Jaroslav Blažek, Josef Bulánek

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Sound Designer

Václav Kolář

Music

Music Composed by

John Gollwell

Choreographer

Boris Milec

Danced by

Milcovy girls

Songs

Góóól!

Songwriter John Gollwell
Writer of Lyrics Karel Melíšek
Singer Míla Svoboda

Píseň touhy

Songwriter John Gollwell
Writer of Lyrics Karel Melíšek
Singer K. V. Marek

Sportovní píseň

Songwriter John Gollwell
Writer of Lyrics Karel Melíšek
Singer Marie Grossová

Lístečky dubové

Songwriter John Gollwell
Writer of Lyrics Karel Melíšek
Singer Anita Beránková

Když nastává jaro

Songwriter John Gollwell
Writer of Lyrics Karel Melíšek
Singer Jára Kohout

Na konci města

Songwriter John Gollwell
Writer of Lyrics Karel Melíšek
Singer Míla Svoboda

Production info

Original Title

Exekutor v kabaretu

Czech Title

Exekutor v kabaretu

English Title

Distrainer in the Cabaret

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

burlesque, comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production Year

1933

Production specifications

date of censorship 11/1933

Premiere

premiere 18 May 1934 /unsuitable for youths/ (kino Olympic /1 týden/, Praha)

Production

Lux Film Praha

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lux Film Praha

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

65 min

Original length in metres

1 855 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,19

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Bulánek-Nečásek

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech