Thr Little Pet

comedy

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Mazlíček

Runtime

80 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

23.03.1934

Language version

Czech

Director

Martin Frič

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

Karel Němec

dozorce

Emil Dlesk

trestanec

František Plodr

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

Antonín Vaverka

komorník

Jarmila Holmová

Marcelina kamarádka

Antonín Kubový

karbaník

Rudolf Žák

karbaník

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

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

English Title

Thr Little Pet

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Premiere

23.03.1934

Production

Moldavia

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Moldavia

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

80 min

Versions

Czech