Man in Demand on All Sides

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

22 June 1934

Runtime

89 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Pán na roztrhání

Czech title

Pán na roztrhání

English title

Man in Demand on All Sides

Working title

Nóbl pán

Synopsis

Eva, an assistant in a record shop, is being pestered by an discourteous customer. Commercial director Švarc comes to her aid but then asks her to help him get rid of his moody lover Rita in return. Švarc's idea is that Eva play the role of his former lover who is determined to go back to him. Meanwhile, however, Rita leaves Švarc of her own accord, having made the acquaintance of Jiří Vydra, a famous pilot, who agrees to meet her in a fishermen's pub. She never has the pleasure of Vydra's company, however, since the latter has also met Eva when buying a record in the shop and he also arranges a date with her. Eva takes the opportunity to invite Vydra for a drink in Švarc's luxury villa. Out of nervousness from receiving a guest in someone else's house and, in fact, pretending to be someone else, she soon becomes drunk and Vydra leaves her in disappointment. Both young women later try to make an impression on Vydra, but without success. Thus Eva goes back to her shop and Rita to her commercial director. Finally, Vydra comes to find Eva himself and, when everything is explained, nothing stands in the way of their future together.

Cast

František Smolík

komerční rada Karel Švarc

Ljuba Hermanová

Rita, Švarcova milenka

Václav Trégl

komorník u Švarce Filip

Lída Baarová

prodavačka Eva Svobodová

František Černý

vedoucí prodejny gramofonů Martin

Nora Stallich

letec Ing. Jiří Vydra

Jan W. Speerger

zřízenec spacích vozů

Věra Ferbasová

prodavačka Slávka

Čeněk Šlégl

dotěrný zákazník

Jaroslav Bráška

veselý zákazník

Alois Dvorský

hypnotizér

Emanuel Hříbal

Ferdinand Kocourek

Milka Balek-Brodská

Kocourkova žena

F. X. Mlejnek

kapelník

František Říha

člen lidového orchestru

Otto Sattler

člen lidového orchestru

Ladislav Hemmer

člen lidového orchestru

Josef Waltner

hostinský

Filip Balek-Brodský

člen uvítacího výboru

Karel Němec

vrátný továrny Avion

Jiří Hron

konstruktér

Josef Zezulka

zřízenec v Avionu

Crew and creators

Based on

Hans Jaray

Screenplay

Miroslav Cikán

Director of Photography

Jan Stallich

Production Designer

Guido Lagus, Rudolf Wels

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

František Jerhot

Cooperation

Willy Ströminger (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš

Music Performed by

Melody Boys (Music Conducted by R. A. Dvorský)

Songs

Píseň o krizi

Songwriter Jára Beneš
Writer of Lyrics Karel TobisJaroslav Mottl
Singer Ljuba Hermanová

Jednou i ty se přesvědčíš

Songwriter Jára Beneš
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav MottlKarel Tobis
Singer Nora StallichLída Baarová

Production info

Original Title

Pán na roztrhání

Czech Title

Pán na roztrhání

English Title

Man in Demand on All Sides

Working Title

Nóbl pán

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Production specifications

date of censorship 03/1934

Premiere

premiere 22 June 1934 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Adria /2 týdny/, Gaumont /2 týdny/ a Světozor /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Meissner

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Meissner

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

89 min

Original length in metres

2 543 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