Don't Make Grandpa Angry

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Nezlobte dědečka

Runtime

77

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

21.12.1934

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Lamač

Screenplay

Emil Artur Longen, Karel Melíšek, Jaroslav Mottl

Synopsis

Eman Vovísek turns to drink when his love Liduška marries his cousin, the industrialist Daněk. Because Eman becomes aggressive when he drinks, he is taken to a sanatorium specialising in nervous disorders where he meets his uncle Hanibal. Hanibal had a nervous breakdown after his wife Matylda left him. Matylda wanted her freedom so she could marry her first love, uncle Jonathan, who was supposed to come over from America. Jonathan sends a telegram that he will be detained in Paris. Daněk is annoyed at this turn of events since he was counting on Liduška spending her time with her visitor from America while he would meanwhile go off with his lover. He therefore visits Vovísek and persuades him to pretend to be Jonathan. When Matylda discovers Jonathan is already in Prague, she starts following him. Jealous Hanibal escapes from the sanatorium intending to kill the person he believes to be Jonathan. Finally the real Jonathan appears amid all the chaos and tells them that he came only to announce to everyone that he is engaged to a young American girl. Matylda goes back to Hanibal and Vovísek turns his affections towards Josefinka, a secretary, who had loved him for a long time.

Note

Vlasta Burian is listed in the role of Eman Vovísek, but Theodor Pištěk and Ferdinand Jarkovský are called him as Eman Pípa.

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Cast

Vlasta Burian

Eman Vovísek/strýc Jonathan

Čeněk Šlégl

továrník Adolf Daněk, Emanův bratranec

Adina Mandlová

Liduška, žena továrníka Daňka

Hana Vítová

sekretářka u Daňka Josefinka

Václav Trégl

sluha u Daňka

Jan W. Speerger

zahradník u Daňka

Mariana Hellerová

teta Matylda, bývalá Hanibalova žena

Theodor Pištěk

Hanibal, Vovískův strýc v blázinci

Ljuba Hermanová

tanečnice Káťa

Antonín Vaverka

Kátin snoubenec

Máňa Hanková

Kátina přítelkyně

Jaroslav Marvan

MUDr. Karner, ředitel nervového sanatoria

Antonín Holzinger

lékař v sanatoriu

František Černý

hostinský

Mario Karas

majitel konfekce

Karel Postranecký

strážník/konzulární úředník amerického konozulátu

Fred Bulín

konzulární úředník

Karel Němec

zřízenec sanatoria

Antonín Jirsa

ošetřovatel

Eduard Šimáček

blázen - meteorolog

Václav Menger

blázen - Kryštof Kolumbus

Jiří Hron

blázen s játrovými knedlíčky

Jarka Pižla

host v hospodě

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Lamač

Based on

Emil Artur Longen (V tlamě velryby – divadelní hra)

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

František Jerhot

Music

Music Composed by

Eman Fiala

Songs

Jednou se musíme rozejít, Dobrou noc, good night

Songwriter

Eman Fiala (Jednou se musíme rozejít), Eman Fiala (Dobrou noc, good night)

Writer of Lyrics

Karel Melíšek (Jednou se musíme rozejít), Jaroslav Mottl (Jednou se musíme rozejít), Karel Melíšek (Dobrou noc, good night), Jaroslav Mottl (Dobrou noc, good night)

Singer

Ljuba Hermanová (Jednou se musíme rozejít), Vlasta Burian (Dobrou noc, good night)

Production info

Original Title

Nezlobte dědečka

English Title

Don't Make Grandpa Angry

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Premiere

21.12.1934

Production

Meissner

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Meissner

Technical info

Versions

Czech