From the Frying-Pan into the Fire

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

6 April 1934

Runtime

103 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Z bláta do louže

Czech title

Z bláta do louže

English title

From the Frying-Pan into the Fire

Synopsis

Silvestr Blažek has lost his job, but he does not lose heart. He persists in courting the salesgirl Boženka Straková. Also wooing the girl is Karel Verner, the chauffeur of builder Herold. Boženka is the daughter of Narcis Straka, a man with a mysterious past. Herold's father-in-law, Jakub Suldovský, recognises him as his old chum from Vienna, where both were in love with the same woman. Straka at that time took charge of the woman's child and educated her. Suldovský learns after many years that Boženka is his daughter. The situation is complicated by Herold's lover Irena, whom the man is compelled to introduce to his wife as Karel's fiancée. When Boženka learns this she comes to hate the innocent Karel and again turns her attention to Silvestr. The misunderstanding is eventually cleared up and Silvestr once again remains alone. Out of the carelessness of Narcis Straka he even loses his old car, the source of his livelihood, but he does not throw in the towel. He only confirms his theory on the way from the frying-pan into the fire.

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Cast

Jára Kohout

Narcis Straka

Truda Grosslichtová

Boženka, Strakova dcera

Fanda Mrázek

řidič Silvestr Blažek

Josef Gruss

řidič a inženýr chemie Karel Verner

Zvonimir Rogoz

stavitel Ervín Herold

Růžena Šlemrová

Hilda, Heroldova žena

Jindřich Plachta

Jakub Suldovský, Hildin otec

Ela Šárková

Irena, Heroldova milenka

Karel Hradilák

dobrodruh Harry

Milada Gampeová

radová Kabeláčová

Jan Richter

žák v taneční škole

Filip Balek-Brodský

žák v taneční škole

Eduard Ševčík

žák v taneční škole

Josef Příhoda

řidič Mareček

Františka Schuhová

sousedka pana Straky

Bohumil Mottl

inženýr

Saša Razov

muž pod sprchou

Antonín Vaverka

vrchní z „Axy"

Josef Bělský

učitel tance Roman Stěhula

Jindřich Edl

člen pomníkové komise

Josef Zezulka

člen pomníkové komise

František Šašek

člen pomníkové komise

Emanuel Hříbal

rada, člen pomníkové komise

František Říha

číšník v automatu/žák taneční školy

Josef Kotalík

vrchní rada, člen tovární komise

Eduard Šlégl

člen tovární komise

Crew and creators

Director of Photography

Jan Stallich

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Music

Music Composed by

John Gollwell

Songs

Z bláta do louže

Songwriter John Gollwell
Writer of Lyrics Saša Razov
Singer Fanda Mrázek

Štěstí je nestálé tak jako ptáče

Songwriter John Gollwell
Writer of Lyrics Saša RazovFrantišek Kudrna
Singer sbor

Holčičko, mně se tak stejská

Songwriter John Gollwell
Writer of Lyrics Saša Razov
Singer Fanda Mrázek

Znám tisíc pohádek, znám

Songwriter John Gollwell
Writer of Lyrics Saša Razov
Singer mužský hlas

Production info

Original Title

Z bláta do louže

Czech Title

Z bláta do louže

English Title

From the Frying-Pan into the Fire

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Production specifications

date of censorship 04/1934

Premiere

premiere 6 April 1934 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Kotva /2 týdny/ a Lucerna /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Espo

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Espo

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

103 min

Original length in metres

2 940 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