The Hackney Driver's Song

narrative

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Píseň drožkáře

Runtime

93 min

Country

Czechoslovakia, Austria

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Premiere

30.04.1937

Language version

German

Director

Hubert Marischka

Synopsis

Leopold Weinzierl does not recognise technical progress and finds himself the last hackney driver in Vienna. He does not make much money and the mortgage payments on his little house which he has to make to the innkeeper Schöberl are becoming a burden to him. Schöberl, however, wants to marry Weinzierl's daughter Franci. One day the engineer Lobmeyer comes to see the hackney driver and offers to buy the house off him as he wants to expand his factory. Weinzierl hesitates at first but then he agrees to the sale and goes off to sign the contract. The hackney driver finds a party in progress at the engineer's villa and Franci is among the guests. Her father is furious to find her there, he refuses to sign the contract and takes his daughter home. He forces her to marry Schöberl so that his little house is saved. When Franci declines, Schöberl decides to take revenge by putting up the house for auction, thereby forcing Franci to marry him. The house, however, is bought by Lobmeyer. When Weinzierl convinces himself that the two young people are in love, he consents to their marriage. His greatest joy is being able to drive the young couple to their wedding in his hackney cab.

Note

The film, produced at Barrandov, was only made in its German version. In regions with a primarily German-speaking population it was screened under the title Wiener Fiakerlied, in Germany it was shown as Liebe im Dreivierteltakt.

Cast

Leo Slezak

drožkář Leopold Weinzirl

Annie Rosar

Resi, Leopoldova žena

Lizzi Holzschuh

prodavačka Franzi, dcera Weinzierl

Hans Holt

inženýr Erich von Lobmayer

Hans Götz

vinař Ferdl Schöberl

Rudolf Carl

sluha a šofér Stierböck

Ida Rossi

radová Lobmeyerová, Erichova nevlastní matka

Viktor Socha

číšník ve vinárně

Josef Dekoj

pekař

Josef Kobík

holič

Josef Dobeš

dirigent kapely

Emil Dlesk

číšník v Grinzingu

Jiří Hron

číšník v Grinzingu

Antonín Jirsa

hostinský v Grinzingu

F. X. Mlejnek

dražitel

František Malý

dražitel

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Julius Horst

Screenplay

Julius Horst

Camera

Jan Roth

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Set Designer

Jan Petera

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Production Manager

Arthur Feist

Music

Music Composed by

Robert Stolz

Songs

Píseň fiakristy, Píseň při víně

Songwriter

Robert Stolz (Píseň fiakristy), Robert Stolz (Píseň při víně)

Writer of Lyrics

Hans Honer (Píseň fiakristy), Hans Honer (Píseň při víně)

Singer

Leo Slezak (Píseň fiakristy), Leo Slezak (Píseň při víně)

Production info

Original Title

Píseň drožkáře

English Title

The Hackney Driver's Song

Working Title

Poslední drožkář / Poslední fiakr

Parallel Title

Wiener Fiakerlied (německý distribuční název v Československu) / Liebe im Dreivierteltakt (německý distribuční název v Německu a v Rakousku)

Category

Film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia, Austria

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Premiere

30.04.1937

Production

Dafa, Arthur Feist

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Dafa

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

93 min

Versions

German