Thr Little Pet

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

23 March 1934

Runtime

80 min

Director

Martin Frič

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Mazlíček

Czech title

Mazlíček

English title

Thr Little Pet

Synopsis

Doctor of philosophy Alois Pech celebrates his twenty-eighth birthday with his mother. He works as a librarian in a prison. He is able to handle much-feared criminals but he lacks self-assertion and independence in his private life. Another birthday celebration is in progress elsewhere at the house of Marcella Johnová where one of the guests is playing telephone games and dials Pech's number. The host herself also comes to the telephone to talk to Alois, who has been woken from his sleep. Out of curiosity she arranges a meeting with him. When the couple meet, the girl cannot help laughing at the man's appearance, typical for someone who is spoilt by his mother. Despite this, Alois finds her pleasant company and seeks out every opportunity to see her again which causes Marcella problems with her boyfriend Eddy. One argument provokes Alois into delivering the tactless Eddy a good punch, which surprises not only the company present but Alois himself. The man finds his self-assurance returning and, in a style all his own, he asks Marcella to marry him. The girl rejects him at first but is later more aware of her feelings towards him and, after talking to his mother, she goes off on holiday taking the same train her chosen partner is travelling on.

Cast

Hugo Haas

vězeňský knihovník dr. Alois Pech

Ema Pechová

Aloisova matka

Adina Mandlová

Marcella Johnová

Otto Rubík

Eddy, snoubenec Marcelly

Bedřich Veverka

přítel Marcelly

Ferdinand Hart

sedminásobný vrah, vězeň č. 69

Stanislav Neumann

zloděj Suček

Karel Dostal

ředitel věznice

Emil Dlesk

trestanec

Karel Kolár

strážník

Helena Bušová

Marcellina přítelkyně

Bohdan Lachman

starý generál

Josef Gruss

muž ze společnosti

Jan Marek

žebrák

František Fleischman

zřízenec na Zimním stadionu

Jarmila Holmová

Marcelina kamarádka

Rudolf Žák

karbaník

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Director of Photography

Václav Vích

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Film Editor

Martin Frič

Sound Designer

Bedřich Poledník

Music

Music Composed by

Pavel Haas

Production info

Original Title

Mazlíček

Czech Title

Mazlíček

English Title

Thr Little Pet

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Production specifications

date of censorship 03/1934

Premiere

premiere 23 March 1934 /suitable for youths/ (kina Passage /3 týdny/ a Světozor /3 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Moldavia

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Moldavia

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

80 min

Original length in metres

2 268 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