The Temptation of Mrs Antonie

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Pokušení paní Antonie

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

31.08.1934

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladimír Slavínský

Screenplay

Vladimír Slavínský, Julius Schmitt, Emil Artur Longen

Screenstory

Emil Artur Longen

Synopsis

The poor widow Antonie Nováková wants to ensure that her daughter Milada continues her education after finishing school. In order to acquire the necessary means, she has to find a job. She answers a classified advertisement from engineer Domanský who is looking for a housekeeper. Domanský has one condition, however: his housekeeper must be childless and without relations. Antonie does not tell him about her daughter and she accepts the job. Domanský is appointed Minister of the Railways and, in his new function, he has to fulfil certain social obligations. He therefore decides to buy a large house and realises he will also need a capable girl who would help him with his work and social duties. He is recommended to take on Milada, who has just finished her studies. Thus, one day mother and daughter both find themselves in Domanský's house. Domanský falls in love with Milada and wants to marry her. However, the relationship between the two women is exposed and Domanský is furious since he thinks that Milada was only interested in his position. The distraught girl is preparing to leave the house but the forthright Mrs Antonie has to have her say in the matter. After she has explained what had happened, Domanský realises that the situation would never have arisen if it were not for the strong maternal love of Mrs Antonie. He apologises to Milada and announces their engagement.

Cast

Antonie Nedošinská

hospodyně Antonie Nováková

Lída Baarová

Milada, dcera Novákové

Jiří Plachý

ministr dopravy dr. ing. Milan Doman

Jaroslav Gleich

bankéř Viktor Radota

Ella Nollová

Anežka Brabcová

Jaroslav Marvan

sekční šéf

Sylvie Havránková

služka Anička

Willy Bauer

ministr železnic

Hermína Vojtová

ředitelka hospodyňského ústavu Represe

Jaroslav Bráška

ministerský rada

Antonín Hodr

ministerský rada

Emanuel Hříbal

zřízenec na ministerstvu

Josef Kotalík

detektiv

Josef Oliak

host na recepci

Marie Oliaková

host na recepci

Karel Hradilák

host na recepci

Gina Hašler

host na recepci

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Walter Schorsch

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Josef Stein, Julius Schmitt

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš

Selected Music

Bedřich Smetana (Hubička /Má duše z ráje vyhnaná/)

Songs

Když večer své stíny klade v modrý sad, Je známo už, proč každý muž na ženu hledí, jak na neštěstí, Santa Lucia

Songwriter

Jára Beneš (Když večer své stíny klade v modrý sad), Jára Beneš (Je známo už, proč každý muž na ženu hledí, jak na neštěstí), lidová italská píseň (Santa Lucia)

Writer of Lyrics

Saša Razov (Když večer své stíny klade v modrý sad), Saša Razov (Je známo už, proč každý muž na ženu hledí, jak na neštěstí)

Singer

Jaroslav Gleich (Když večer své stíny klade v modrý sad), Lída Baarová (Je známo už, proč každý muž na ženu hledí, jak na neštěstí), Jaroslav Gleich (Santa Lucia)

Production info

Original Title

Pokušení paní Antonie

English Title

The Temptation of Mrs Antonie

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Premiere

31.08.1934

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

AB

Technical info

Versions

Czech