Mother Kráčmerka

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

9 November 1934

Runtime

111 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Matka Kráčmerka

Czech title

Matka Kráčmerka

English title

Mother Kráčmerka

Synopsis

Mr and Mrs Kráčmera work hard in their vegetable garden. They are saving up for the dowry of their daughter Betynka who is in love with Zdeborský, a medical student. Inspired by a report in the papers, the Kráčmeras decide to take their chances in the lottery. Mrs Kráčmera brings back the ticket with tears in her eyes, believing that they have squandered all their property. After a restless night she goes back to the betting shop to return the lottery ticket. It is too late, however, the draw is in progress. Mrs Kráčmera returns home again, in tears, this time with the news that they have won. Kráčmera goes to see the manager of the shop and comes back, his eyes shining; they have indeed won the lottery, two million, in fact. They decide to buy an apartment house but the persuasive estate agent forces them to buy a former noble's palace. Acquiring the property also involves the duty of looking after Mozart's room. These simple people are angry that Mr Mozart never comes to thank them for cleaning up after his many visitors. The couple also manage to lose the rest of their money which is later found safely hidden in Mrs Kráčmera's bed. They are then able to pay for Betynka's wedding with Zdeborský, now a professional doctor.

Note

This theme had already been treated in a Czech film under the titles Into the Genteel State of Life /The Mother Kráčmerka I./ and A Lordly Estate /Mother Kráčmerka II./ (Dir: Karel Anton, 1925).

Cast

Antonie Nedošinská

Barbora Kráčmerová

Theodor Pištěk

zelinář Kráčmera, Barbořin muž

Hana Vítová

Betynka, dcera Kráčmerových

Rolf Wanka

MUC. Václav Zdeborský

Blanka Waleská

neteř matky Kráčmerky Pepina

Jan W. Speerger

nezaměstnaný dělník Francek

Bedřich Vrbský

hrabě Emerich Xaver Anton Rundstein

Ladislav Pešek

Konrád Emerich Kristián, syn hraběte

Pavel Demel

zprostředkovatel realit Karel Demel

Vladimír Novotný

nezaměstnaný

Věra Ferbasová

úřednice v prodejně losů

Ella Nollová

kuchařka Stáza

F. X. Mlejnek

stěhovák

Vladimír Štros

policejní inspektor

Josef Waltner

stěhovák

Antonín Marek

pantatínek, majitel zelinářství

Jan Marek

zvoník v kostele

Josef Novák

vrátný v cementárně

Ferry Seidl

správce paláce

Karel Němec

nadlesní, strýc Zdeborského

Josef Oliak

svatební host

Marie Oliaková

svatební host

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Walter Schorsch

Based on

Popelka Biliánová (Do panského stavu – román), Popelka Biliánová (V panském stavu – román)

Director of Photography

Václav Vích

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Josef Stein

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš

Songs

Valčík

Songwriter Karel Hašler
Writer of Lyrics Karel Hašler
Singer Rolf Wanka

Chudobná světnička

Songwriter Jára Beneš
Writer of Lyrics Karel Hašler
Singer Hana VítováRolf Wanka

Ukolébavka

Songwriter Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Writer of Lyrics Karel Hašler
Singer Rolf Wanka

Už mou milou do kostela vedou

Singer sbor

Production info

Original Title

Matka Kráčmerka

Czech Title

Matka Kráčmerka

English Title

Mother Kráčmerka

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Production specifications

date of censorship 11/1934

Premiere

premiere 9 November 1934 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Adria /3 týdny/ a Fénix /3 týdny/, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Julius Schmitt

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

111 min

Original length in metres

3 160 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

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Vavřínový věnec a diplom časopisu časopisu Filmové listy

1935
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Julius Schmitt

Vítěz

Event: Zlatá medaile časopisu Prager Film-Kurier

1934
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Vladimír Slavínský