Who Did I Kiss Yesterday?

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1935

Production year

1935

Runtime

84 min

Director

Jan Svoboda

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Koho jsem včera líbal?

Czech title

Koho jsem včera líbal?

English title

Who Did I Kiss Yesterday?

Synopsis

The young nephew of the general director of a porcelain factory, Jan Konvalinka, steps in for his uncle, but he spends more time chasing women than working. A beautiful unknown woman, who does not like Konvalinka's wooing, requests a respectably looking gentleman to pose as her husband, thereby repulsing the obtrusive suitor. Her savior is the small clerk Popelka, who recognizes Jan as his superior. On account of the beauty of his wife Popelka is promoted. The real Mrs. Popelková, a harridan who completely dominates her husband, brings from the funeral of a relative Eva, the daughter of the deceased, whose marriage is a stipulation for her share of the inheritance. In the meantime Jan finds out that the beautiful unknown woman is the wife of another factory employee and he wants to fire Popelka on grounds of fraud. In Popelka's apartment, however, he meets Eva, and this time takes her to be Mrs. Popelková. Eva lets him mistake her identity and accepts his advances. The true Mrs. Popelková receives a beautiful bouquet from Jan with a note of affection attached. True to her character she takes the young man to task and Popelka is fired. Niece Eva, however, finds the way to save her uncle. Jan becomes engaged to her and Popelka becomes the factory's director.

Note

An incomplete version of the film has been preserved.

Cast

Adolf Minský

účetní František Kajetán Popelka

Milka Balek-Brodská

Popelkova žena Rézinka

Alexander Třebovský

generální ředitel Havlík

Walter Taub

Jan Konvalinka, Havlíkův synovec

Jan W. Speerger

vrchní účetní Malý

Truda Binarová

manželka Malého

Felix Kühne

účetní Novotný

Jarmila Beránková

panská u Popelků Růženka

Theodor Pištěk

policejní komisař

Robert Ford

prodavač ryb

F. X. Mlejnek

host v kavárně

Crew and creators

Director

Jan Svoboda

Director of Photography

Jan Stallich, Václav Vích

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain, Ferry Novák

Sound Designer

Antonín Kopřiva

Titles Designed by

Martin Frič

Production Manager

Charles le Derlé

Music

Music Composed by

Ferry Gyulai

Songs

Koho jsem včera líbal?

Songwriter Ferry Gyulai
Writer of Lyrics Emanuel ŽeleznýJiří Kavan

Telefonem k srdci

Songwriter Ferry Gyulai
Writer of Lyrics Emanuel ŽeleznýJiří Kavan
Singer Walter TaubHana Vítová

Spi, děťátko, spi

Singer Adolf Minský

Production info

Original Title

Koho jsem včera líbal?

Czech Title

Koho jsem včera líbal?

English Title

Who Did I Kiss Yesterday?

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1935

Production Year

1935

Production specifications

date of censorship 04/1935

Premiere

premiere 04/1935 /unsuitable for youths/

Production

Elka

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Host Hostivař

Distribution

Primus

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

84 min

Original length in metres

2 370 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,19

Colour

black & white

Sound

silent, sound

Sound system/format

Philipsonor

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Intertitles languages

Czech, without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech