Three Steps from the Body

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

24 August 1934

Runtime

106 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Tři kroky od těla

Czech title

Tři kroky od těla

English title

Three Steps from the Body

Synopsis

Eternal students Tommy Fikejs and Ferda Říha are flat broke. Their only hope is Tommy's uncle, a millionaire and automobile magnate who lives abroad - but he does not reply to their requests for help. On the day of most abject poverty a notary brings word of their uncle's death and brings the will. Tommy will inherit a great fortune if he marries his cousin Aluška. But if he or Aluška refuses to marry only of them will get the inheritance. They are to meet for the first time in Cannes. Aluška arrives with her aunt, a woman in the best years, who has been fighting men off since her late husband's death. Aluška and Tommy both separately decide to put the other off with their unattractive appearance and conduct, but when they chance to meet on the beach they fall for each other straight away and marriage is in the air. But there will be no inheritance: the notary turns out to have been the rich uncle himself who just wanted to have a laugh at his relatives' expense. As a wedding present he gives them toy cars.

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Cast

Karel Lamač

Tommy Fikejs

Truda Grosslichtová

Aluška Králová, Tommyho sestřenice

Věra Skalská

Berta Králová, Aluščina teta

František Paul

Ferda Říha

Antonín Holzinger

notář a posléze bohatý strýček

Jaroslav Marvan

předseda spolku věřitelů

Čeněk Šlégl

flamendr a posléze uprchlý trestanec

Přemysl Pražský

policejní komisař Monier

Jára Kohout

námořník v krčmě

Jan W. Speerger

francouzský strážník

Kamila Rosenkranzová

bytná Pelikánová

Karel Postranecký

vrátný v hotelu

Jung

muž se „systémem" v herně

Josef Kotalík

hotelový detektiv Burton

Elsa Vetešníková

děvče v krčmě

F. X. Mlejnek

věřitel

Ladislav Hemmer

host v baru

Josef Zezulka

policejní fotograf

Irena Ardenová

návštěvnice herny

Eduard Ševčík

návštěvník herny

Josef Cikán

návštěvník herny

Julius Baťha

návštěvník herny

Jindřich Fiala

manžel Berty Králové

Růžena Pokorná

návštěvnice krčmy

Karel Kahlenbacher

návštěvník krčmy

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Rudolf Stahl

Screenstory

Josef Skružný

Director of Photography

Otto Heller

Production Designer

Guido Lagus, Rudolf Wels

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Film Editor

Ervín Drexler

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

František Jerhot

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš

Songs

Vaše oči v srdci mám

Songwriter Jára Beneš
Writer of Lyrics Karel TobisJaroslav Mottl
Singer Karel LamačTruda Grosslichtová

Námořnická píseň

Songwriter Jára Beneš
Writer of Lyrics Karel TobisJaroslav Mottl
Singer Jára Kohout

Production info

Original Title

Tři kroky od těla

Czech Title

Tři kroky od těla

English Title

Three Steps from the Body

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Production specifications

date of censorship 04/1934

Premiere

premiere 24 August 1934 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Avion /2 týdny/, Hollywood /2 týdny/ a Praha /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Meissner

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Meissner

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

106 min

Original length in metres

3 006 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