A Little Street in Paradise

comedy, melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Ulička v ráji

Runtime

97

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Premiere

25.09.1936

Language version

Czech

Director

Martin Frič

Screenplay

Hugo Haas, Otakar Vávra

Screenstory

Hugo Haas, Otakar Vávra

Synopsis

Petr the orphan lives with his aunt and his dog Punťa. His uncle Gustav wants to get rid of him and puts him in an orphanage. Petr runs away and goes looking for his dog. He finds Punťa, but he is now owned by the knacker Tobiáš who does not want to give it back to Petr. But when he sees how fond Petr and Punťa are of each other he lets them both stay with him. Petr makes friends with children on the street. Anička, his friend from the firing range, gets to know Emil, an unemployed painter who is trying to find work with the publisher Brož. A rich lady comes into the knacker's yard looking for her lost dog. A woman with no children of her own, she takes a liking to the quick-witted Petr. At Christmas she sends Petr nice presents and invites him to her house. Her husband, the publisher Brož, asks Tobiáš if Petr can stay with them, but Tobiáš refuses. But he is fired from his job at the knacker's yard because he is unable to catch stray dogs and even helps them to escape. Tobiáš is then arrested after a row with uncle Gustav who has taken the money Petr earnt. Thanks to Emil, Brož and Petr, Tobiáš is released from prison. Brož offers Emil a job in the publishing house. Tobiáš realises he cannot take care of Petr by himself any more and so he takes him to Brož's villa. Mr and Mrs Brož are happy to take Petr in and employ Tobiáš in their household.

Note

The sets used very probably come from the film Golem.

Cast

Hugo Haas

pohodný Tobiáš

Vladimír Jedlička

sirotek Petr

Zdeněk Štěpánek

komediant Gustav

Světla Svozilová

Soňa, Gustavova žena

Hana Vítová

Anička ze střelnice

Jiří Dohnal

nezaměstnaný malíř Emil Růžička

Bedřich Vrbský

nakladatel František Brož

Zita Kabátová

Luisa, Brožova žena

Theodor Pištěk

hostinský

Stanislav Neumann

komediant Mr.Salkovič

Marta Májová

správkyně sirotčince

Karla Oličová

sestra v nemocnici

Jaroslav Marvan

magistrátní úředník

Jaroslav Průcha

nový pohodný

Čeněk Šlégl

záletník u střelnice

Václav Trégl

majitel střelnice

Milka Balek-Brodská

návštěvnice poutě

František Černý

návštěvník poutě

Mimi Erbenová

vrchní sestra v sirotčinci

Marie Vildová

sestra v sirotčinci

Václav Menger

železničář

Vladimír Štros

řidič paní Brožové

Jan Richter

host ve výčepu

Jindřich Fiala

host ve výčepu v klobouku

Josef Sládek

host ve výčepu

Josef Zurýnek

host ve výčepu

Karel Hašler

ředitel nakladatelství

Ladislav Hemmer

sekretář nakladatele Brože

Jan Černý

sluha u Brožů

Alois Dvorský

vetešník

Anči Pírková

domovnice

Jindřich Adolf

strážník

Josef Kotalík

magistrátní revizor

Vladimír Smíchovský

polír na stavbě

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Assistant Director

Václav Dražil

Production Designer

Bohumil Heš, André Andrejev

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Production Manager

Vladimír Kabelík

Music

Music Composed by

E. F. Burian

Songs

Pane ras, prosím vás (parodie na Pejsku náš, co děláš)

Songwriter

E. F. Burian (Pane ras, prosím vás (parodie na Pejsku náš, co děláš))

Writer of Lyrics

Hugo Haas (Pane ras, prosím vás (parodie na Pejsku náš, co děláš))

Singer

Hugo Haas (Pane ras, prosím vás (parodie na Pejsku náš, co děláš)), Vladimír Jedlička (Pane ras, prosím vás (parodie na Pejsku náš, co děláš))

Production info

Original Title

Ulička v ráji

English Title

A Little Street in Paradise

Parallel Title

Dobrodinec chudých psů

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Premiere

25.09.1936

Production

Moldavia

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Moldavia

Technical info

Versions

Czech