Life Is a Dog [French version]

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1935

Production year

1935

Runtime

76 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Život je pes [francouzská verze]

Czech title

Život je pes [francouzská verze]

English title

Life Is a Dog [French version]

Parallel Title

Le Mari rêvé

Synopsis

Young music composer Viktor Honzl in vain looks for work. He is prevented from committing suicide by a technician of the gasworks who shortly beforehand has disconnected his gas due to past due bills. In the disguise of an older, serious, musical scholar Viktor obtains work in a music publishing house. So he may court Eva, publisher Durdys's daughter, who he likes quite a bit, he recommends to the owner that he also employ his nephew. Understandably, this is he himself, in his every-day form. For Viktor, however, this becomes an extremely complicated situation as he switches in the place of business from the clothes of the uncle and then back again from the clothes of Viktor the nephew. Unfortunately, in the appearance of the uncle Eva's sister Helena is reminded of her music teacher, with whom she has fallen in love. Mr. Durdys consents to Eva marrying Viktor but only on the condition that his uncle marry Helena at the same time. To be engaged to both girls at once is now too much for Viktor to manage and the truth comes out. In this hopeless situation Viktor is rescued by the music teacher who comes to ask for Helena's hand in marriage. The happy father joyfully agrees to both marriages.

Note

The negative 2174,0 m is preserved in the ARCHIVES DU FILM du C. N. C, Bois d´Arcy.

Cast

Pierre Brasseur

René Daroy/Achille Daroy

Marcel Valiée

hudební nakladatel Roland

Simone Héliard

Helena, Rolandova dcera

Arletty

Eva, Rolandova dcera

Marthe Sarbel

Pierre Juvenet

Crew and creators

Music

Music Composed by

Casimir Oberfeld, Pavel Haas

Production info

Original Title

Život je pes [francouzská verze]

English Title

Life Is a Dog [French version]

Parallel Title

Le Mari rêvé

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1935

Production Year

1935

Production

Elekta

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

76 min

Versions

French