The Comedian's Princess

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Premiere

6 February 1936

Runtime

92 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Komediantská princezna

Czech title

Komediantská princezna

English title

The Comedian's Princess

Working title

Princezna komediantů

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

František Kreuzmann

zprostředkovatel Liška

Eman Fiala

písař Fousek

Marie Ptáková

hospodyně u Dvorského

Jindřich Plachta

první radní

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

Václav Binovec

host na večírku

Marie Marková-Nekolová

dáma ze společnosti

Raoul Schránil

host na večírku

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Václav Dražil

Director of Photography

Ferdinand Pečenka

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
Writer of Lyrics Vilda Sýkora
Singer Lída Baarová

Production info

Original Title

Komediantská princezna

Czech Title

Komediantská princezna

English Title

The Comedian's Princess

Working Title

Princezna komediantů

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Production specifications

date of censorship 02/1936

Premiere

premiere 6 February 1936 /unsuitable for youths/ (kino Juliš /2 týdny/ a Metro /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Ufa

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Ufa

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

92 min

Original length in metres

2 620 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,19

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech