The Comedian's Princess

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Komediantská princezna

Runtime

92

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Premiere

06.02.1936

Language version

Czech

Director

Miroslav Cikán

Synopsis

Industrialist Dvorský has a problem because the supply of kaolin for his factory has been exhausted. The mayor's wife, Mrs. Pivoňková, is willing to sell him a kaolin field under the condition that he marries her daughter Táňa. Táňa, however, does not want Dvorský, who is a widower with a son. But Mrs. Lexová also has kaolin. Dvorský invites to his villa a puppeteer to put on a performance for his ill son Mirek. Mirek awakes in the night and goes to the theatre to look for the marionette of the princess. But he unfortunately sets the curtain on fire by a candle and the theatre burns up. The child is saved by the theatre owner's daughter Eva. Dvorský gives her father money for a new theatre and Eva is put up in his house. Both find a fondness for one another. Dvorský wants to buy the kaolin field from Mrs. Lexová, but she lays down the condition that the comedian Eva leave the house. Dvorský would like to propose marriage to Eva and so he tears up the agreement with Mrs. Lexová. A misunderstanding takes place, however, and Eva runs away back to the theatre. Dvorský and Mirek look for her and explain everything to her. Táňa marries the stuccoer Ferda, and he decides to sell off the kaolin field to Dvorský.

Note

The original marionettes of Matěj Kopecký were used in the film.

Film online

Cast

Jaroslav Vojta

loutkář Kratochvíl

Lída Baarová

Kratochvílova dcera Eva

Otomar Korbelář

továrník Dvorský

Miroslav Sirotek

továrníkův malý synek Mirek

Jára Kohout

starosta Pivoňka

Slávka Rosenbergová

starostova žena Márinka

Věra Ferbasová

starostových dcera Táňa

Ladislav Pešek

Ferda Sekanina, Kratochvílův synovec

Vlasta Hrubá

komorná paní Lexové Marie

Jaroslav Marvan

advokát

František Kreuzmann

zprostředkovatel Liška

Eman Fiala

písař Fousek

Marie Ptáková

hospodyně u Dvorského

Jindřich Plachta

první radní

Gabriel Hart

lékař

Alois Dvorský

senilní neplatící divák

Emanuel Hříbal

člen městské rady

Karel Němec

člen městské rady

Alfred Baštýř

člen městské rady

Jan W. Speerger

člen městské rady

Jan Richter

činelista v orchestru

Karel Postranecký

hostinský

Vladimír Smíchovský

kolovrátkář

Václav Binovec

host na večírku

Marie Marková-Nekolová

dáma ze společnosti

Raoul Schránil

host na večírku

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Václav Dražil

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Antonín Procházka

Music

Music Composed by

Julius Kalaš, Eman Fiala

Songs

Každý má pohádku svou

Songwriter

Eman Fiala (Každý má pohádku svou)

Writer of Lyrics

Vilda Sýkora (Každý má pohádku svou)

Singer

Lída Baarová (Každý má pohádku svou)

Production info

Original Title

Komediantská princezna

English Title

The Comedian's Princess

Working Title

Princezna komediantů

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Premiere

06.02.1936

Production

Ufa

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Ufa

Technical info

Versions

Czech