The False Pussycat [German version]

comedy

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Falešná kočička [německá verze]

Runtime

84 min

Country

Czechoslovakia, Germany, Austria

Copyright

1938

Production year

1938

Premiere

05.08.1938

Language version

German

Director

Carl Boese

Synopsis

A fortune-teller forecasts for Dr. Přelouč that he will marry the third poverty-stricken little girl he meets. Míla, the daughter of factory owner Janota, likes the doctor and with the aid of his housekeeper Amálka she insinuates herself into his household in the disguise of a poor seller of shoe-laces. She has prepared for her role beforehand by surveying the outskirts of the city where she met Vendelín Pleticha, who became her guide to the local pubs and teacher of the people's speech. Dr. Přelouč is inspired by the poor, uneducated girl and tries to teach her the rudiments of societal behaviour, even literary language. Everything goes along until the moment he finds out that Míla is tricking him and that Pleticha is not the father she has passed him off to be. The doctor's closest friend Chládek, a well-known sportsman and the idol of young girl's hearts, learns that Míla is the daughter of an industrialist and he proposes to her. This, however, has aroused the jealousy of Dr. Přelouč, who realizes that he really does love the young woman and marries her.

Note

The German version was shot about a half-year later. The Prague première of this version was August 5, 1938 under the title Zamilovaná srdce (A Heart in Love). This theme had already been treated in a Czech film under the same title (Dir: Svatopluk Innemann, 1926). NO-N, NZ-N 2238,0 m, NZ-A, KDP-A are preserved in the BUNDESARCHIV-FILMARCHIV, Berlin. KDN-A 2291,0 m and KK-A are preserved in the GOSSFILMOFOND OF RUSSIA, Belye Stolby.

Cast

Karin Hardt

Ursula Werndorffová

Fred Hennings

generální ředitel Werndorff, otec Ursuly

Rolf Wanka

MUDr. Felix Hübner

Paul Hörbiger

chirurg MUDr. Kramer

Hella Pitt

Lisa Rodenová, přítelkyně Ursuly

Pepi Glöckner-Kramer

hospodyně Paula

Rudolf Karl

Doppler

Crew and creators

Director

Carl Boese

Based on

Josef Skružný (Falešná kočička – divadelní hra)

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš, Frank Fox

Production info

Original Title

Falešná kočička [německá verze]

English Title

The False Pussycat [German version]

Working Title

Zamilovaná srdce / Ja, ja die Liebe

Parallel Title

Heiraten – aber wen? (distribuční název v Německu) / Die falsche Katze (distribuční název v Rakousku) / Verliebte Herzen (n. distribuční název v ČSR)

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia, Germany, Austria

Copyright

1938

Production Year

1938

Premiere

05.08.1938

Production

Donau-Film

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Elekta

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

84 min

Versions

German