Father Karafiát

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Pan otec Karafiát

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1935

Production year

1935

Premiere

02.08.1935

Language version

Czech

Director

Jan Sviták

Screenplay

Bohumil Štěpánek, Jan Gerstel, Bedřich Šulc, Bedřich Wermuth

Synopsis

Miller Karafiát's only indulgence - fishing - is being threatened by the spills from the nearby liqueur factory owned by Mrs Vaňková. The miller takes out court action against her and, since he believes his lawyer JUDr Krása to be incapable, insists that his only son Jarka study law. Jarka completes a law degree but writes songs in secret. During his studies Jarka makes the acquaintance of Milada, a law student. During a visit to Prague, Karafiát discovers that his son is not practising law and father and son part on bad terms. Jarka accepts a job as a bar musician. Milada finishes her studies and becomes a junior clerk in JUDr Krása's practice. Jarka and Milada are secretly in love but they suspect each other of having relationships with other people. The trial continues and Karafiát, represented by Milada, now a lawyer, leaves the courtroom before the end. He has been given a tip-off regarding the whereabouts of his son whom he has been searching for for some time. In a bar he hears Jarka's new song and he forgives him for what happened in the past. Milada comes to the bar with the news that their case has been won and she and Jarka settle their differences. Father Karafiát is overjoyed - now he'll have a real lawyer in the family after all. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made)

Note

According to the film yearbook issued at the time film was made, the length of the film was 3050,0 m.

Cast

Theodor Pištěk

mlynář Karafiát

Marie Bečvářová

Karafiátova žena

Arno Velecký

dr. Jarka Karafiát, jejich syn

Vladimír Hlavatý

Franta, Jarkův kamarád

Josef Gruss

Olda, Jarkův kamarád

Ria Byron

kolportérka Milada Hájková

Ladislav Pešek

agent Stáňa, Miladin bratr

Karel Dostal

advokát JUDr. Krása

Jaroslav Marvan

stárek Suchánek

Vladimír Řepa

solicitátor Řehák

Růžena Šlemrová

majitelka výrobny likérů Vaňková

Jiřina Šejbalová

Petersonová

Jaroslav Skála

podváděný manžel Petersonové

Ladislav Janeček

ředitel restaurantu

Jaroslav Průcha

zákazník

Václav Trégl

sluha u soudu

R. A. Dvorský

kapelník

Marie Oliaková

paní u soudu

Sylva Kleinová

Crew and creators

Director

Jan Sviták

Based on

Otomar Schäfer (Slečna Konvalinka – divadelní hra)

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Sound Designer

Vilém Taraba

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Kumok

Songwriter

Josef Kumok

Production info

Original Title

Pan otec Karafiát

English Title

Father Karafiát

Working Title

Slečna Konvalinka

Copyright

1935

Production Year

1935

Premiere

02.08.1935

Production

Ufa

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Ufa

Technical info

Versions

Czech