Bed of Roses

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

25 January 1935

Runtime

101 min

Category

film

Genre

music, comedy, operetta

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Na růžích ustláno

Czech title

Na růžích ustláno

English title

Bed of Roses

Parallel title

Svatba v růžích

Synopsis

Unemployed engineer Pavel Garden has fallen in love with the wealthy doctor Marianna. His friend and flatmate, philosopher Ivan Kuropkin, loves Klára, the landlord's daughter and Marianna's cousin. Klára's parents, Mr and Mrs Haugwitz, the owners of the house, run a successful business as greengrocers. The landlady cannot cope with her sudden social ascent and plagues her family with her excessive behaviour and dress sense. Pavel has managed to cultivate a special violet rose which he calls Marianna. The girl, however, mistakenly accuses Pavel of self-interested motives and rejects him. Mrs Haugwitz arranges to make an investment into the construction of a luxury hotel with the banker Ladman. Her otherwise downtrodden husband opposes her decision and refuses to put a penny of his money into the project. Both young men receive their marching orders and, together with their landlord, they move into a rented house where they cultivate a garden. The cheating banker has meanwhile caused Haugwitz's wife to go bankrupt and she is glad to accept a position in her husband's company. A celebration is held to mark the company's succes and all sides are reconciled.

Note

The end of the film was made in colour using a system devised by Ing. Horst and Kretchmer.

Cast

Jindřich Plachta

Rudolf (Raul) Haugwitz

Antonie Nedošinská

Marie, Haugwitzova žena

Maria Tauberová

Klárka, dcera Haugwitzových

Lída Baarová

Marianna, neteř Haugwitzových

Jiří Plachý

ing.Pavel Garden

Ladislav Pešek

dr.Ivan Kuropkin, Pavlův přítel

Čeněk Šlégl

bankéř Ladman

Jaroslav Marvan

ředitel hotelu Hubáček

Darja Hajská

služka u Haugwitzů Ginetta

Milada Smolíková

ošetřovatelka Boženka

Marie Kučerová

kuchařka Anna

František Černý

ředitel výstavní síně

Rudolf Lampa

zpěvák v baru

Jarmila Bechyňová

sekretářka firmy "Lila"

Jan W. Speerger

tulák zloděj

Jaroslav Bráška

spící host v baru

Alfred Baštýř

host na výstavě růží

Robert Ford

host na výstavě růží

Josef Novák

host na výstavě růží

Bohumil Langer

host na výstavě růží

Ferdinand Jarkovský

zřízenec firmy "Lila"

Václav Huňka

pěstitel růží

Karel Štěpánek

tanečník v operetním finále

Josef Fuksa

tanečník v operetním finále

Crew and creators

Based on

Bohumír Polách (Na růžích ustláno – opereta)

Director of Photography

Jaroslav Blažek

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Bedřich Poledník

Production Manager

Josef Hašler

Music

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Songs

Růží rudý lán

Singer Maria Tauberová

Na růžích ustláno mít

Singer Rudolf Lampa

Jen jednou

Singer Maria Tauberová

Muž je pánem světa veškerého

Singer Ladislav PešekJiří PlachýJindřich Plachta

Production info

Original Title

Na růžích ustláno

Czech Title

Na růžích ustláno

English Title

Bed of Roses

Parallel Title

Svatba v růžích

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

music, comedy, operetta

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Production specifications

date of censorship 12/1934

Premiere

premiere 25 January 1935 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Avion /2 týdny/, Juliš /2 týdny/ a Světozor /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Lloyd

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Lloyd

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

101 min

Original length in metres

2 880 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,19

Colour

colour, black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech