Polish Blood

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

21 December 1934

Runtime

87 min

Director

Karel Lamač

Category

film

Genre

music, comedy, operetta

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Polská krev

Czech title

Polská krev

English title

Polish Blood

Synopsis

Although heavily in debt, count Bolko Baranský leads a carefree life on his estate while distrainers have taken all his furniture and animals. Bolko and his potty but wealthy friend Popiel go to the races. There Popiel's eye is charmed by Wanda Kwasinská who is accompanied by her mother Jadwiga. Baranský wins a bet and the landowner Zaremba tries to engineer a meeting between him and his daughter Helena but Baranský declines. Hurt by this behaviour, Helena decides to pay him back. The following summer Bolko goes off to see Wanda perform in a ballet in Warsaw and Helena applies for a job on his estate incognito as a housekeeper and prepares a ceremonial homecoming for Bolko. Within a short while the two of them have become friends. Into this emerging idyll come Wanda and her mother. Bolko offends Helena in front of them and she runs off home. Wanda's mother is horrified by his apparent poverty and tries to persuade her daughter to choose Popiel instead. Zaremba finally manages to introduce his daughter Helena to Bolko at a harvest festival. Bolko is surprised to discover that Helena is his former housekeeper and he realises that he now loves her.

Cast

Anny Ondráková

Helena Zarembová

Theodor Pištěk

velkostatkář Jan Zaremba, otec Heleny

Štefan Hoza

hrabě Bolko Baranský

Růžena Šlemrová

Jadwiga Kwasińská

Alena Frimlová

Wanda, dcera Kwasińské

Václav Trégl

správce na statku Baranského Dymsza

Ludvík Veverka

světák Bronio Popiel

Alois Dvorský

sluha Kosťa

František Černý

Bolkův přítel

Bonda Szynglarski

Bolkův přítel

Čeněk Šlégl

předseda Jockey klubu

Emanuel Hříbal

sluha u Popiela

Jan Richter

exekutor

Jaroslav Bráška

host v Jockey klubu

Jan W. Speerger

host v Jockey klubu

Darja Hajská

tlustá návštěvnice závodiště

Lilian Berga

tanečnice v černém trikotu

Emil Dlesk

kočí na zámku

Josef Oliak

Zarembův soused

Františka Mordová

děvečka Marinja

Mario Karas

divák na dostizích

Alfred Baštýř

divák na dostizích

Věra Ferbasová

divačka na dostizích

Marie Oliaková

divačka na dostizích

Viktor Socha

číšník

Václav Pata

číšník

Vladimír Smíchovský

host na dožínkách

Karel Schleichert

venkovan na dožínkách

Karolína Vávrová

venkovanka na dožínkách

Sylvie Havránková

děvečka u Zaremby

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Lamač

Assistant Director

Rudolf Stahl

Based on

Oskar Nedbal (Polská krev – opereta), Leo Stein (Polská krev – opereta)

Director of Photography

Otto Heller

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký, Bohumil Heš

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Cooperation

Willy Ströminger (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Oskar Nedbal, Jára Beneš (hudební úprava)

Songs

Já jsem zamilován k zbláznění

Song Composer Oskar Nedbal
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav MottlKarel Tobis
Singer Štefan HozaAlena Frimlová

Jenom jednu touhu mám

Song Composer Oskar Nedbal
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav MottlKarel Tobis
Singer Štefan HozaAnny Ondráková

Kavalírská píseň

Song Composer Oskar Nedbal
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav MottlKarel Tobis
Singer Štefan Hoza

Děvčátko krásné

Song Composer Oskar Nedbal
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav MottlKarel Tobis
Singer Ludvík Veverka

Jedenadvacet

Song Composer Oskar Nedbal
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav MottlKarel Tobis
Singer Štefan Hoza

Obžínková

Song Composer Oskar Nedbal
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav MottlKarel Tobis
Singer Anny Ondráková

Production info

Original Title

Polská krev

Czech Title

Polská krev

English Title

Polish Blood

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

music, comedy, operetta

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Production specifications

start of filming 28 July 1934 (ateliéry)
end of filming 19 August 1934 (ateliéry)
date of censorship 12/1934

Premiere

premiere 21 December 1934 /unsuitable for youths/ (kino Fénix /4 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Elekta

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Wolframfilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

87 min

Original length in metres

2 489 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