Marriage on Credit

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Premiere

6 November 1936

Runtime

89 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Manželství na úvěr

Czech title

Manželství na úvěr

English title

Marriage on Credit

Summary

Oldřich Kmínek's melodramatic love romance Marriage on Credit is based on Marie Blažková's novel Spodní tóny. The story, following the relationship adventures of the Pohl sisters and their friend, was transferred from Ostrava to Prague. In the film starred some of the rising stars of the Republic cinema – Zita Kabátová, Eva Gerová or Věra Ferbasová. They are accompanied by the experienced Theodor Pištěk in the role of a football fan.

Synopsis

Lea Pohlová sets up a fashion salon after her parents death. She also has to look after her sister Ema who is still studying. Lea makes the acquaintance of her neighbour, the medical student Brožek, who is in financial difficulties. Lea agrees with him that she will finance his studies if he marries her after he has graduated. Brožek then leaves for Prague to gain practical medical experience. After a while, Lea writes to him asking if he will look after Ema who is visiting the capital for a few days. Brožek takes her round Prague and begins to fall in love with her. He is an honourable man so he tells her that he is promised to another woman. Lea has in the meantime met her former college friend Pavel and refuses his offer of marriage saying that she has committed herself to another man. Both sisters are unhappy. When Ema discovers that Brožek is to marry Lea, she attempts suicide. Lea decides to break Brožek's pledge. Ema can now marry him and Lea gets another offer of marriage from Pavel.

Cast

Zita Kabátová

Lea Pohlová

Eva Gerová

Ema, sestra Ley

Věra Ferbasová

Kristýna Žitná, Emina přítelkyně

Jiří Vondrovič

Kristýnin bratr

Antonín Novotný

posluchač lékařství Olek Brožek

František Smolík

JUDr. Pavel Navrátil

Jarmila Šmídová

sestra JUDr. Navrátila

Bedřich Veverka

profesor fyziky Havelka

Theodor Pištěk

domovník Brabec

Jaroslav Marvan

notář Navrátil

Ella Nollová

sousedka paní Kokošková

Milka Balek-Brodská

Brandejsová, Brožkova bytná

Slávka Doležalová

světlovlasá švadlenka Máňa

Antonín Hodr

profesor matematiky

Jan W. Speerger

profesor přírodopisu

Julius Baťha

člen profesorského sboru

Štefan Munk

lékař, Brožkův přítel

Běla Tringlerová

tmavovlasá švadlenka Máňa

Nita Romanečová

pokojská v hotelu

František Roland

přednosta kliniky

Karel Postranecký

lékař v nemocnici

Melody Boys

orchestr

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Karel Šilhánek, Karel Jernek (adept režie)

Based on

Marie Blažková (Spodní tóny – román)

Director of Photography

Julius Vegricht

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Set Designer

František Nestler

Production Manager

Karel Feix

Cooperation

Antonín Frič (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Stelibský

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K. (Music Conducted by Josef Stelibský), Orchestr R. A. Dvorského (Music Conducted by R. A. Dvorský)

Songs

Zatoulané štěstí

Song Composer Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav Mottl
Singer Setleři

Růže řeknou víc, než slůvkem dá se říct

Song Composer Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav Mottl
Singer Bajo trio

Přijď ke mně, děvčátko

Song Composer Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav Mottl
Singer Bajo trio

Production info

Original Title

Manželství na úvěr

Czech Title

Manželství na úvěr

English Title

Marriage on Credit

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Production specifications

start of filming 18 September 1936
end of filming 2 October 1936
date of censorship 11/1936
projection approval 1945 (konec povolení k promítání 1945)

Premiere

premiere 6 November 1936 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Gaumont /2 týdny/ a Hollywood /1 týden/, Praha)
renewed premiere 1945 /unsuitable for youths/

Production

Nationalfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Nationalfilm (původní 1936), Státní půjčovna filmů (obnovená 1945)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

89 min

Original length in metres

2 543 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