Life Is a Dog [German version]

Country

Czechoslovakia, Germany

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

22 June 1934

Runtime

78 min

Director

Martin Frič

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Život je pes [německá verze]

Czech title

Život je pes [německá verze]

English title

Life Is a Dog [German version]

Parallel Title

Der Doppelbräutigam / So ein Hundeleben (německý distribuční název v ČSR)

Synopsis

Young music composer Viktor Honzl in vain looks for work. He is prevented from committing suicide by a technician of the gasworks who shortly beforehand has disconnected his gas due to past due bills. In the disguise of an older, serious, musical scholar Viktor obtains work in a music publishing house. So he may court Eva, publisher Durdys's daughter, who he likes quite a bit, he recommends to the owner that he also employ his nephew. Understandably, this is he himself, in his every-day form. For Viktor, however, this becomes an extremely complicated situation as he switches in the place of business from the clothes of the uncle and then back again from the clothes of Viktor the nephew. Unfortunately, in the appearance of the uncle Eva's sister Helena is reminded of her music teacher, with whom she has fallen in love. Mr. Durdys consents to Eva marrying Viktor but only on the condition that his uncle marry Helena at the same time. To be engaged to both girls at once is now too much for Viktor to manage and the truth comes out. In this hopeless situation Viktor is rescued by the music teacher who comes to ask for Helena's hand in marriage. The happy father joyfully agrees to both marriages.

Note

NO-N 2261,0 m, NZ-N 1691,0 m are preserved in the BUNDESARCHIV-FILMARCHIV, Berlin. KDN-A 1836,0 m is preserved in the GOSFILMOFOND OF RUSSIA, Belye Stolby.

Cast

Fritz Kampers

skladat.Viktor Lange/profesor Alfred Ritter

Jakob Tiedtke

hudební nakladatel Roland

Lien Deyers

Eva, Rolandova dcera

Carsta Löck

Helena, Rolandova dcera

Werner Jantsch

Morrison

Alois Dvorský

domovník

Jára Kohout

zákazník v hudebninách

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Screenstory

Hugo Haas

Screenplay

Hugo Haas, H.F. Köllner, Martin Frič

Music

Music Composed by

Erich Einegg

Production info

Original Title

Život je pes [německá verze]

English Title

Life Is a Dog [German version]

Parallel Title

Der Doppelbräutigam / So ein Hundeleben (německý distribuční název v ČSR)

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia, Germany

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Premiere

22 June 1934

Production

Itala-Film, Moldavia

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

78 min

Versions

German