The False Pussycat [German version]

Country

Czechoslovakia, Germany, Austria

Copyright

1938

Production year

1938

Premiere

5 August 1938

Runtime

84 min

Director

Carl Boese

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Falešná kočička [německá verze]

Czech title

Falešná kočička [německá verze]

English title

The False Pussycat [German version]

Parallel title

Heiraten – aber wen? [německý distribuční název v Německu] / Die falsche Katze [německý distribuční název v Rakousku] / Verliebte Herzen [německý distribuční název v Československu]

Working title

Zamilovaná srdce / Ja, ja die Liebe

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)

Director of Photography

Ferdinand Pečenka

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš, Frank Fox

Production info

Original Title

Falešná kočička [německá verze]

Czech Title

Falešná kočička [německá verze]

English Title

The False Pussycat [German version]

Parallel Title

Heiraten – aber wen? [německý distribuční název v Německu] / Die falsche Katze [německý distribuční název v Rakousku] / Verliebte Herzen [německý distribuční název v Československu]

Working Title

Zamilovaná srdce / Ja, ja die Liebe

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia, Germany, Austria

Copyright

1938

Production Year

1938

Production specifications

date of censorship 02/1938

Premiere

premiere 5 August 1938 /unsuitable for youths/ (kino Juliš /1 týden/, Praha)

Production

Donau-Film

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Elekta

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

84 min

Original length in metres

2 388 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

German

Dialogue languages

German

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

German