The Temptation of Mrs Antonie

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

31 August 1934

Runtime

103 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Pokušení paní Antonie

Czech title

Pokušení paní Antonie

English title

The Temptation of Mrs Antonie

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 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

Director of Photography

Václav Vích

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

Songwriter Jára Beneš
Writer of Lyrics Saša Razov
Singer Jaroslav Gleich

Je známo už, proč každý muž na ženu hledí, jak na neštěstí

Songwriter Jára Beneš
Writer of Lyrics Saša Razov
Singer Lída Baarová

Santa Lucia

Songwriter lidová italská píseň
Singer Jaroslav Gleich

Production info

Original Title

Pokušení paní Antonie

Czech Title

Pokušení paní Antonie

English Title

The Temptation of Mrs Antonie

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Production specifications

date of censorship 08/1934

Premiere

premiere 31 August 1934 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Kotva /3 týdny/ a Lucerna /3 týdny/, Praha)

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

AB

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

103 min

Original length in metres

2 910 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,19

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech, French

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech