Anita in Paradise

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

30 March 1934

Runtime

77 min

Director

Jan Sviták

Category

film

Genre

music, comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Anita v ráji

Czech title

Anita v ráji

English title

Anita in Paradise

Working title

Zatracené peníze

Synopsis

Anita Karenová becomes the owner of the clothing company Karen that her father has bequeathed her on her 21st birthday. However, she has no experience in running a business and she would like to acquire some on-the-job training beforehand. Thus she avails herself of the report of Pavla Holoubková, who has applied for a position at the company, and she writes the recommendation herself. Under a new name she is taken on as a copy clerk in the branch under Jiří Hošek's management. Hošek falls in love with Anita without knowing who she really is. Anita observes with amazement Hošek's modern work methods, which are at variance with the method of running the company up to that time. The director of the factory, Durdík, courts Anita to retain his power, but eventually gives his preference to Anita's charming aunt Olga. Durdík fires Hošek for his modern work process and he also fires the copy clerk Pavla without ever seeing her or knowing who she really is. Hošek presents evidence of the benefits for the firm of his methods and Anita reveals her true identity. Director Durdík, who in the meantime has completely won the heart of aunt Olga, is removed from his position and Hošek is named his replacement.

Cast

Truda Grosslichtová

majitelka koncernu Anita Karenová

Zdeňka Baldová

Olga, teta Anity

Vladimír Borský

vedoucí filiálky Jiří Hošek

Jaroslav Marvan

generální ředitel Karenových závodů Durdík

Theodor Pištěk

vrátný Holoubek

Betty Kysilková

Žofie, Holoubkova žena

Jarmila Švabíková

Lída, dcera Holoubkových

Věra Ferbasová

Pavla, neteř Holoubkových

Ludvík Letenský

poslíček Frantík

Anna Steimarová

ředitelka módního salonu

Eliška Jílková

sekretářka ředitele Durdíka

Bohdan Lachman

ředitel baru

Karel Němec

strážník

Josef Novák

strážník

Václav Dražil

úředník

Slávka Holakovská

písařka Máňa

František Lašek

zaměstnanec firmy

Josef Kotalík

zaměstnanec firmy

František Sádek

zaměstnanec firmy

Květa Horská

stenotypistka

Sylvie Havránková

ošetřovatelka v ústavu pro kojence

Willy Bauer

osobní referent

Hostovský

vrchní v restauraci

Singing Babies

zpěvačky

Crew and creators

Director

Jan Sviták

Based on

Carl Rössler (Annette hat zuviel Geld – divadelní hra), Balder-Olden (Annette hat zuviel Geld – divadelní hra)

Director of Photography

Otto Heller

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Bedřich Poledník

Production Manager

Ing. W. Delhaes

Music

Music Composed by

Will Meissel

Music Conducted by

Josef Dobeš

Songs

Píseň písařek

Songwriter Will Meisel
Writer of Lyrics Karel TobisRuda Jurist
Singer Truda GrosslichtováSinging Babies

Když potkáš dívenku

Songwriter Will Meisel
Writer of Lyrics Karel TobisRuda Jurist
Singer Truda Grosslichtová

To je, to je, to je ta naše Anita

Songwriter Will Meisel
Writer of Lyrics Ruda Jurist
Singer Vladimír Borský

Písnička v chatě

Songwriter Will Meisel
Writer of Lyrics Karel TobisRuda Jurist
Singer Vladimír Borský

My sedíme tu celý den a píšem'

Songwriter Will Meisel
Writer of Lyrics Karel TobisRuda Jurist
Singer dívčí sbor

Production info

Original Title

Anita v ráji

Czech Title

Anita v ráji

English Title

Anita in Paradise

Working Title

Zatracené peníze

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

music, comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Production specifications

date of censorship 02/1934

Premiere

premiere 30 March 1934 /suitable for youths/ (kina Adria /2 týdny/ a Hvězda /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Wolframfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Wolframfilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

77 min

Original length in metres

2 185 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