The Doll [German version]

comedy

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Panenka [německá verze]

Runtime

90 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production year

1938

Language version

German

Director

Josef Medeotti-Boháč

Synopsis

The young Věra accepts an offer from her friend Kajetán who has arranged for her to work in Dominik's puppet factory. She enchants her employer so much that he falls in love with her. Dominik's mother takes note of her son's interest in the girl and immediately has her fired. Kajetán, who works in the studio of Výr the sculptor where mechanical puppets are made for commercial promotion, asks Věra for help. He wants her to pretend to be a puppet since his was damaged just before it was to go on show. Věra agrees to take up the challenge. Věra's acting skills are so convincing that Mrs Dominik shows great interest in the mechanical puppet and she urges Kajetán to organise a promotional tour of the Republic. Věra thus has to continue her "role" and finds herself in various awkward situations during the course of the tour. A misunderstanding leads to the arrest of Kajetán and the innocent Dominik in Karlovy Vary, while Věra manages to escape. In the end, however, everything is explained, the invention is finally ready and robot no.2 - the real one this time - wishes Věra and Dominik, who are now engaged, best wishes for the future.

Note

According to the film yearbook issued at the time film was made, the length of the film was 2480,0 m.

Cast

Wilma Tatzel

Wera

Wichell

Bubi, šéf továrny na figuriny

M. Bringolf

matka Bubiho

Otto Böhm

mechanik Kajetan

Viktor Afritsch

účetní Messing

W. Seidler

modelář Wirr

Karl Götz

Mr. Robber

Fritz Klippel

Mr. Cheat

Raschke

Hella, Wirrova nevěsta

Emmy Carpentier

Erika Punktová

Max Schipper

detektiv Bystrok

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jan Grmela

Screenplay

Jan Grmela

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš

Production info

Original Title

Panenka [německá verze]

English Title

The Doll [German version]

Parallel Title

Robot Girl Nr. 1

Category

Film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production Year

1938

Production

Metropolitan

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Metropolitan

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

90 min

Versions

German