Sweet Sixteen [German version]

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Runtime

90 min

Director

Robert Land

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Sextánka [německá verze]

Czech title

Sextánka [německá verze]

English title

Sweet Sixteen [German version]

Parallel title

Arme kleine Inge / Erste Liebe / Die Sextanerin [německý distribuční název v Československu]

Synopsis

The pupil of the sixth class of the gymnasium Eva Martenová falls in love with the new young teacher Jiří Hron. She can never concentrate in his lessons even though she is always very well prepared. On a school outing the school-teacher Mrs Bruncvíková tries to win the attentions of the new teacher but all evening he dances with Eva. Back at school Eva's thoughts are elsewhere and she refuses to give Mrs Bruncvíková Hron's portrait. She goes into Hron's office in tears and he tries to comfort her. But his gesture of friendship is observed by fellow teacher Bernard who already has reservations about Hron's modern teaching methods. He tells the school principal he saw Hron embracing the pupil Martenová. When Eva finds out that Hron might be disciplined because of her, she tries to kill herself. But her friend's brother Dr Pavel Haler saves her. Hron, who has been acknowledged as having behaved correctly, visits Eva in hospital and confesses he loves her.

Note

This theme had already been treated in a Czech film under the same title (Dir: Josef Medeotti-Boháč, 1927). KK-A 2309,0 m and DNZ-A are preserved in the BUNDESARCHIV-FILMARCHIV, Berlin. KDN-A 2270,0 m and KK-A are preserved in the GOSFILMOFOND OF RUSSIA, Belye Stolby.

Cast

Ellen Schwanneke

Inge Michaelisová

Rolf Wanka

profesor Strom, učitel a básník

Hella Pitt

Dida, přítelkyně Inge

Iris Aslan

profesorka Vollmerová

Max Liebl

ředitel

Hans Götz

generální ředitel Michaelis

Gerda Meller

Ingrid, Michaelisova žena

Hans Padlesak

Dr.Rückert, Didin bratr

Crew and creators

Director

Robert Land

Based on

Vilém Neubauer (Sextánka – román)

Director of Photography

Jan Roth

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš, Josef Kumok

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.,

Production info

Original Title

Sextánka [německá verze]

Czech Title

Sextánka [německá verze]

English Title

Sweet Sixteen [German version]

Parallel Title

Arme kleine Inge / Erste Liebe / Die Sextanerin [německý distribuční název v Československu]

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Production specifications

date of censorship 03/1936

Premiere

premiere 03/1936 /unsuitable for youths/
premiere abroad 19 September 1936 (Berlín, Německo)

Production

Meissner

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Metropolitan

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

90 min

Original length in metres

2 561 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,19

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

German

Dialogue languages

German

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

German