A Little Street in Paradise

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Premiere

25 September 1936

Runtime

97 min

Director

Martin Frič

Category

film

Genre

comedy, melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Ulička v ráji

Second title

Dobrodinec chudých psů

Czech title

Ulička v ráji

English title

A Little Street in Paradise

English second title

Benefactor of Poor Dogs

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

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

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

Jindřich Adolf

strážník

Josef Kotalík

magistrátní revizor

Vladimír Smíchovský

polír na stavbě

Marie Grossová

žena kupující vánoční stromek

Jan Marek

prodavač vánočních stromků

Karel Němec

prodavač vánočních stromků

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Assistant Director

Václav Dražil

Director of Photography

Otto Heller

Production Designer

Bohumil Heš, André Andrejev

Art Director

Bellan

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Production Manager

Vladimír Kabelík

Cooperation

Willy Ströminger (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

E. F. Burian

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K. (Music Conducted by E. F. Burian)

Songs

Pane ras, prosím vás /parodie na Pejsku náš, co děláš/

Songwriter E. F. Burian
Writer of Lyrics Hugo Haas
Singer Hugo HaasVladimír Jedličkadětský sbor

Production info

Original Title

Ulička v ráji

Czech Title

Ulička v ráji

Second Title

Dobrodinec chudých psů

English Title

A Little Street in Paradise

English Second Title

Benefactor of Poor Dogs

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy, melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Production specifications

start of filming 4 April 1936
end of filming 30 April 1936
date of censorship 08/1936
projection approval 03/1947 (jako retrospektiva)

Premiere

premiere 25 September 1936 /suitable for youths/ (kina Juliš /2 týdny/ a Světozor /2 týdny/, Praha)
renewed premiere 4 April 1947 /suitable for youths/

Production

Moldavia

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Moldavia (původní 1936), Státní půjčovna filmů (obnovená 1947)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

97 min

Original length in metres

2 772 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech