Three Boiled Eggs

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Tři vejce do skla

Runtime

85

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

Premiere

24.09.1937

Language version

Czech

Director

Martin Frič

Screenplay

Václav Wasserman

Screenstory

Jan Gerstel

Summary

After a two-year hiatus, Vlasta Burian returned to the screen in 1937 in a film in which the popular actor was supported by his tried-and-trusted collaborators – screenwriter Václav Wasserman and director Martin Frič. In the “sensational” plot, he was given his favoured comic role as a police employee Vincenc Babočka, who gives vent to his neglected crime-fighting ambitions while on holiday in Karlovy Vary. Thanks to his likeness to an adventurer called Weber, Babočka gets an opportunity to expose a criminal who intends to steal diamonds from the maharajah of Yohir. The character of the real Weber and Babočka’s disguise as Prince Nariškin provided Burian with the chance to play various characters with no holds barred. Other roles in this movie, which was a big hit with audiences, were played by Jaroslav Marvan, Čeněk Šlégl, and Antonín Novotný.

Synopsis

Vincenc Babočka is an unimportant employee at a police station. In his spare time he plays at being a detective because he feels his talents are not sufficiently exercised. On holiday in Karlovy Vary there is a case of mistaken identity and Babočka is taken to be Leon Weber, an international adventurer wanted by the police. He makes the most of his chance in the limelight and he remains in disguise so that he can expose Weber's accomplices who are plotting to steal the Maharajah of Yohir's diamonds. Babočka gets acquainted with the maharajah according to Weber's plan disguised as prince Nariškin. The situation is complicated by the arrival in Karlovy Vary of Weber himself. Babočka's disguise is so good that the accomplices are not even sure who their boss really is. Babočka then discovers that the maharajah is not who he claims to be. Babočka manages to get all the swindlers onto an aeroplane together and then he parachutes out with the stolen diamonds. He calls the police who wait at the airport to pick up the crooks.

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Cast

Vlasta Burian

detektiv Vincenc Babočka/kníže Nariškin/mezinárodní dobrodruh Leon Weber

Rudolf Kadlec

mahárádža z Yohiru

Karel Dostal

mahárádžův sekretář

Helena Bušová

mahárádžova sekretářka Sandra Kotová

Antonín Novotný

van Houden

Bohuš Záhorský

Alois, Weberův komplic

Míla Reymonová

Jiřina, Weberova milenka

Theodor Pištěk

policejní komisař

Čeněk Šlégl

učitel zpěvu

Josef Steigl

ospalý cestující ve vlaku

Václav Mlčkovský

revizor ve vlaku

Miloš Šubrt

drožkář

Václav Menger

portýr v hotelu

Vladimír Štros

recepční

Karel Jičínský

ředitel hotelu

Julius Lébl

detektiv

Julius Baťha

detektiv

Karel Veverka

komorník u mahárádži

Frank Rose-Růžička

stráž maharadži

Vladimír Pospíšil-Born

obchodník s klenoty

Jaroslav Bráška

obchodník s klenoty

Ada Karlovský

obchodník s klenoty

Marie Oliaková

host v hotelu

Jiří Hojer

Nick Carter

Josef Zora

Lecocq

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Assistant Director

Eduard Šimáček

Screenstory

Jan Gerstel

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Gina Hašler

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Antonín Procházka

Music

Music Composed by

Eman Fiala

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Songs

Já neříkám tak ani tak, Oči černé, Pozvala mě jedna kněžna do kiosku

Songwriter

Eman Fiala (Já neříkám tak ani tak), Eman Fiala (Pozvala mě jedna kněžna do kiosku)

Writer of Lyrics

Jaroslav Mottl (Já neříkám tak ani tak), Jaroslav Mottl (Oči černé), Jaroslav Mottl (Pozvala mě jedna kněžna do kiosku)

Singer

Vlasta Burian (Já neříkám tak ani tak), Vlasta Burian (Oči černé), Vlasta Burian (Pozvala mě jedna kněžna do kiosku)

Production info

Original Title

Tři vejce do skla

English Title

Three Boiled Eggs

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Premiere

24.09.1937

Production

Ufa

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Ufa

Technical info

Versions

Czech