The One and Only

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

Premiere

5 November 1937

Runtime

108 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Ze všech jediná

Czech title

Ze všech jediná

English title

The One and Only

Working title

Adresátka neznámá

Synopsis

Young bank clerk Lída Veselá has become quite close to Milan Novák. She does not suspect that in reality he is the Yugoslavian industrialist Milan Bor, who has come to Prague for a conference of financial magnates from the whole world summoned by Mr Brown of London. Sir Brown would like to acquire financial support for his project to construct a railway line from Asia to Europe. Lída is invited to the proceedings as a stenographer, and when she meets Bor there she takes umbrage at his fraud. Bor proposes instead of a railway an air route and the negotiations end for Brown in failure. Pressed for time Milan sends Lída only a short letter and a bracelet as a memento. The offended woman accepts Brown's offer to become his secretary and leaves to travel the world. Bor prepares himself well for a new conference in Dubrovnik and again he has upper hand. Brown would like to preclude his participation at the closing discussion, but his trick does not come off. Lída, who has persistently refused Bor's explanation and has not accepted Bor's marriage proposal as well, leaves for Prague. Milan, however, soon shows up to convince her that she is the one and only for him.

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Cast

Truda Grosslichtová

stenotypistka Lída Veselá

Dano Živojnovič

průmyslník Milan Bor alias Novák

Vladimír Řepa

Borův sluha Martin

Jindřich Plachta

Angličan James Brown

Ljuba Hermanová

Mabel, Brownova dcera

Bedřich Veverka

Tobby Hopkins, Brownův synovec

Alena Frimlová

zpěvačka v Bal Musette Henriette Chalaisová

Julius Baťha

ředitel banky dr. Benda

Karel Veverka

Holanďan Van der Meeren

F. X. Mlejnek

Číňan Mr. Wong

Olga Augustová

Mrs. Erskin

B. Ulanov

Japonec Asuki

Antonín Holzinger

Američan Mr. Somerset

Karel Třešňák

Rumun Sorescu

Rudolf Lampa

recepční úředník v hotelu

Ada Karlovský

Němec Ing. Burghart

Antonín Kuneš

hostinský

Fanda Mrázek

apač v Bal Musette

Nita Romanečová

přítelkyně Lídy Veselé

Milka Balek-Brodská

nájemnice Lídina domku

Jiří Milan

číšník

Antonín Volný

apač v Bal Musette

Frank Rose-Růžička

apač v Bal Musette

Karel Šmíd

Ind Sikri

Milada Kramperová

Růženka, dcera nájemnice

Bolek Prchal

úředník hotelu

Růžena Kurelová

host v Bal Musette

Bachma

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Václav Štrup

Screenstory

Harald Bratt

Director of Photography

Bohumil Vích

Production Designer

Bohumil Heš

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Jaroslav Čechura, Josef Hauptmann

Production Manager

Josef Kabeláč

Unit Production Manager

Václav Štrup

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš

Songs

Děkuji, bylo to krásné, děkuji (slow-fox)

Songwriter Erich Sennhofer
Writer of Lyrics Karel Tobis
Singer Alena Frimlová

Ze všech jediná (tango)

Songwriter Jára Beneš
Writer of Lyrics Václav Špilar
Singer Dano Živojnovič

Dvě oči krásné

Songwriter Jára Beneš
Writer of Lyrics Karel TobisVáclav Špilar
Singer Dano Živojnovičsbor

Production info

Original Title

Ze všech jediná

Czech Title

Ze všech jediná

English Title

The One and Only

Working Title

Adresátka neznámá

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Production specifications

date of censorship 11/1937

Premiere

premiere 5 November 1937 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Hollywood /1 týden/ a Praha /1 týden/, Praha)

Production

Lloyd

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Host Hostivař

Distribution

Lloyd

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

108 min

Original length in metres

3 085 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