King of the Street

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1935

Production year

1935

Premiere

20 September 1935

Runtime

87 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Král ulice

Czech title

Král ulice

English title

King of the Street

Synopsis

A man with a mysterious past, known as Father Martin, fixes up a hostel and a rehearsal room for street musicians in an old factory. A part of their earnings is put away in the eventuality of illness. The young talented violinist Jan shows up among the musicians with his sister Nanynka. Father Martin is an accomplished composer, his melodies performed by the street musicians are successful. He himself, however, stays hidden from public view. Many years ago, when he was a famous virtuoso, he shot out of jealousy his wife's presumed lover in a London hotel room. From the fear that he had committed murder he fled with his little daughter Helena. She is now an adult and has fallen in love with Jan. Helena, Jan, and Nanynka win a singing contest and are to go to Paris. Despite her father's prohibition Helena leaves. Father Martin does not open her letters informing him of their successful concerts. When a letter arrives from London, Martin mistakenly imagines that Helena has learned of his offence and he wants to drown himself but a ferryman saves his life. After the last concert in London Helena meets her mother, who is likewise a singer, and gets ready to return to Prague. It comes out that Martin only lightly wounded the man. So nothing no longer impedes his general happiness.

Cast

Karel Hašler

Martin Antoni zvaný otec Martin

Markéta Krausová

Martinova žena

Helena Bušová

Martinova dcera Helena

Jára Kohout

harmonikář a opilec Jura

Oldřich Vykypěl

houslista Jan Pokorný

Sylva Langová

Nanynka, Janova sestra

Milada Smolíková

Márinka Heinrichová, hospodyně u Martina

Bedřich Vrbský

policejní komisař

Gina Hašler

Robert Stanley, svůdce Martinovy ženy

R. A. Strejka

nezaměstnaný hudebník

Antonín Soukup

nezaměstnaný hudebník

Emanuel Hříbal

nezaměstnaný hudebník s trubkou

Alois Dvorský

nezaměstnaný hudebník s klarinetem

Jaroslav Bráška

nezaměstnaný hudebník s trubkou

Karel Hradilák

nezaměstnaný hudebník v klobouku

Vladimír Štros

nezaměstnaný hudebník

Richard Záhorský

nezaměstnaný hudebník

Elsa Vetešníková

nezaměstnaná hudebnice

Iža Lechnýřová

nezaměstnaná hudebnice v pruhovaném tričku

Milka Balek-Brodská

nezaměstnaná hudebnice

Vlasta Hrubá

sestra Červeného kříže

Jan Černý

strážník

F. X. Mlejnek

ospalý host v zahradní restauraci

Jaroslav Hladík

divák v lóži londýnského divadla

Zlata Hajdúková

divačka v lóži londýnského divadla

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Václav Dražil

Screenstory

Jiří Zoch

Director of Photography

Václav Vích

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Production Manager

Jan Reiter

Music

Music Composed by

Karel Hašler, Miloš Smatek

Songs

Potkalo mě štěstí jednou na chviličku

Songwriter Karel Hašler
Writer of Lyrics Karel Hašler
Singer Sylva LangováJára KohoutOldřich Vykypěl

Na světě máme jedinou jen matičku svou, tu Prahu svou stověžatou

Songwriter Karel Hašler
Writer of Lyrics Karel Hašler
Singer Karel Hašler

Mládí, ach, mládí, mládí chce žít

Songwriter Miloš Smatek
Writer of Lyrics Karel Hašler
Singer dětský sborIngriš-babies

Production info

Original Title

Král ulice

Czech Title

Král ulice

English Title

King of the Street

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1935

Production Year

1935

Production specifications

date of censorship 09/1935

Premiere

premiere 20 September 1935 /suitable for youths/ (kina Gaumont /1 týden/ a Hollywood /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Elekta

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Slavia-film

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

87 min

Original length in metres

2 480 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