A Woman Who Knows What She Wants [German version]

comedy

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Žena, která ví co chce [německá verze]

Runtime

77 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

25.09.1934

Language version

German

Director

Viktor Janson

Synopsis

The famous singer Manon Cavalliniová comes to Prague after fifteen years. Many years ago she was forced by her husband, the industrialist Rón, to choose between a career and life with him and their young daughter Věra. Now Manon invites her husband to the premi re. He refuses, for he does not want Věra to meet her mother, from whom she has inherited her talent for singing. Rón even fires his young secretary Veverka because he has put in a word for Manon. In Prague at the same time is Mr. de Gonzáles, president of the South American Republic of Paránas, who wants, through the mediation of Consul Klika, to buy locomotives. Rón would like to win the order for his ironworks. Gonzáles is a long-time friend of Manon's and therefore Rón is compelled to attend the theatre. Manon's success does not obscure the slaps Veverka bestows on Klika. Through inconsiderate driving the consul forced off the road into a ditch the car in which Veverka and Věra were driving on an outing. Klika, fearing that the incident will be leaked to the press, awards Rón the contract. Věra meets her mother, who warns her of the sacrifices demanded by art. The girl gives her preference to marrying Veverka. Rón makes up with Manon, but she is still thinking over whether she will return to her husband.

Note

KDN-N, DNZ-A, KDP-A, KK-A are preserved in the BUNDESARCHIV-FILMARCHIV, Berlin.

Cast

Lil Dagover

Manon Cavallini

Anton Edthofer

průmyslník Erik Mattisson

Maria Beling

Karin, Mattissonova dcera

Adolf Wohlbrück

Axel Basse, Mattissonův tajemník

Kurt Vespermann

Peter Karsten

Hans Junkermann

dr.Frank Heyberg

Hubert von Meyerinck

bankéř Lynge

Werner Finck

tiskový šéf Klamann

Inge John

sekretářka tiskového šéfa

Pepi Glöckner-Kramer

šatnářka Babette

Franz Scharwenka

prezident republiky Paranarena

Carl W. Tetting

adjutant

Leo Peukert

režisér

Michael von Newlinski

inspicient Prim

Crew and creators

Based on

Oscar Strauss (Eine Frau, die weiss, was sie will – opereta), Alfred Grünwald (Eine Frau, die weiss, was sie will – opereta)

Production Designer

Hans Sohnle, Otto Erdmann

Film Editor

Roger von Norman

Music

Singer

Maria Beling

Production info

Original Title

Žena, která ví co chce [německá verze]

English Title

A Woman Who Knows What She Wants [German version]

Parallel Title

Eine Frau, die weiss, was sie will

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Premiere

25.09.1934

Production

Meissner

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

77 min

Versions

German