Suburban House

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production year

1933

Premiere

20 October 1933

Runtime

90 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Dům na předměstí

Czech title

Dům na předměstí

English title

Suburban House

Synopsis

The owner of a house in the suburbs, Anna Faktorová, makes life difficult for her tenants. There are strict house regulations, and the only person who gets on well with Mrs Faktorová is the parasite and thief Gustav, who sponges off the other tenants. A new tenant arrives to the attic: Zajíček, an old bachelor and a clerk at a pawn shop. He soon develops a fondness for his neighbour, the music teacher Věra Hronová. There is tension in the household. Mejstřík the grocer is worried about his ground-floor shop, and the spiritualist Šoltys is forced to pay higher rent when he is caught holding a seance - and what is more the clock is stolen from his flat. Zajíček has got closer to Věra and is jealous when he sees her talking to an older, rich man. A receiver comes into his pawn-shop with Šoltys's stolen clock. Zajíček recognises it and it turns out that Gustav stole it. The strange man Věra was speaking to was her father, and she was trying to convince him she could earn a living on her own. The rich father buys Věra a house and Zajíček moves in with her - as do all Mrs Faktorová's other tenants. Mrs Faktorová is left all alone in her house.

Cast

Hugo Haas

úředník zastavárny Zajíček

Antonie Nedošinská

majitelka domu Anna Faktorová

Hana Vítová

konzervatoristka Věra Hronová

Jindřich Plachta

hokynář Jan Mejstřík

Kamila Rosenkranzová

Majdalena, Mejstříkova žena

Jaroslav Vojta

švec Václav Šupita

Hermína Vojtová

Šupitova žena

František Kovářík

spiritista Šoltys

Eman Fiala

příživník Gustav

Ludvík Veverka

továrník Hron, Věřin otec

Emanuel Hříbal

Zajíčkův kolega v úřadě

Jaroslav Bráška

Zajíčkův známý

Béďa Pražský

učedník u Šupity

Věkoslav Satoria

muž s hodinami v zastavárně

Rudolf Beneš (2)

nosič

Fr. Chalupník

H. Bayerová

A. Šeflová

E. Koubíčková

Jan Frýsek

Crew and creators

Based on

Karel Poláček (Dům na předměstí – román)

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Bedřich Poledník

Production Manager

Josef Hašler

Cooperation

František Rubáš (fotograf), Antonín Frič (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Julius Kalaš

Songs

Kdybych měl kamna s plotnou

Songwriter Julius Kalaš
Writer of Lyrics Karel Hrnčíř
Singer Hugo HaasHana Vítová

Sviňme věnce

Songwriter Julius Kalaš
Writer of Lyrics Karel Hrnčíř
Singer sbor

Když člověk na světě je jenom sám

Songwriter Julius Kalaš
Writer of Lyrics Karel Hrnčíř
Singer Hugo Haas

Šel jsem ondy šumným hájem

Singer mužský hlasženský hlas

Production info

Original Title

Dům na předměstí

Czech Title

Dům na předměstí

English Title

Suburban House

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production Year

1933

Production specifications

date of censorship 10/1933

Premiere

premiere 20 October 1933 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Adria /2 týdny/ a Hvězda /3 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Josef Hašler, František Lepka (zadavatel)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

František Lepka

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

90 min

Original length in metres

2 690 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