Pižla and Žižla on Their Travels

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

Premiere

neproběhla

Category

film

Genre

slapstick

Typology

feature

Original title

Pižla a Žižla na cestách

Czech title

Pižla a Žižla na cestách

English title

Pižla and Žižla on Their Travels

Working Title

Jarka Pižla a Ferda Žižla / Pižla a Žižla hledají práci

Summary

Unfinished film.

Synopsis

Pižla and Žižla are selecting some items in a tobacconist's. Then they wander around a vegetable stall. They find a banknote which a woman had dropped while coming out of the confectioner's. Pižla is asleep in the park under a bush and the gardener sprays him with water when he is hosing down the flowers. A little girl and her governess are sitting on a bench. She sees the two tramps and feels sorry for them. She offers them a sandwich which she takes out of her governess's bag. We see Pižla in a crowd of street ballad-singers. During an unguarded moment he steals a coin from an old lady's hand. People are swimming. Pižla is undressing and someone shoves him from behind and he ends up in the water. Pižla is carrying a team cup.

Note

This film is incomplete and has survived as a silent uncut negative. In two small reports from the press of the time, the film was described as a "farce with soundtrack featurinf the Czech Shirley Temple" with the titles "Jarka Pižla and Ferda Žižla" and "Pižla and Žižla on the Road". The music was to have been written by Sláva Mach.

Cast

Jarka Pižla

tulák

Ferda Žižla

tulák

Jiřina Bohdalová

holčička

Crew and creators

Music

Music Composed by

Sláva Mach

Production info

Original Title

Pižla a Žižla na cestách

English Title

Pižla and Žižla on Their Travels

Working Title

Jarka Pižla a Ferda Žižla / Pižla a Žižla hledají práci

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

slapstick

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Premiere

neproběhla

Production

Zeus-Film

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech