The False Pussycat [German version]

Country

Czechoslovakia, Austria

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

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

Zamilovaná srdce [český distribuční název v Československu] / 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

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 /ž/

Ursula Werndorffová

Fred Hennings

generální ředitel Werndorff, otec Ursuly

Rolf Wanka

MUDr. Felix Hübner

Paul Hörbiger

chirurg MUDr. Kramer

Hella Pitt /ž/

Lisa Rodenová, přítelkyně Ursuly

Pepi Glöckner-Kramer /ž/

hospodyně Paula

Rudolf Carl

prodejce Pepi Doppler

Fritz Müller

Neff

Glaseovská

Wesela /ž/

Crew and creators

Director

Carl Boese

Assistant Director

Walter Schorsch

Based on

Josef Skružný (Falešná kočička – divadelní hra)

Director of Photography

Ferdinand Pečenka

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Film Editor

Gina Hašler

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Jan Sinnreich

Cooperation

Willy Ströminger (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš, Frank Fox

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K. (Music Conducted by Jára BenešFrank Fox)

Writer of Lyrics

Bruno Balz

Locations

bez exteriérů

Production info

Original Title

Falešná kočička [německá verze]

Czech Title

Falešná kočička [německá verze]

English Title

The False Pussycat [German version]

Parallel Title

Zamilovaná srdce [český distribuční název v Československu] / 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

Ja, ja die Liebe

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia, Austria

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Production specifications

start of filming 8 December 1937
end of filming 22 December 1937
date of censorship 02/1938
date of censorship 06/1940
withdrawal from distribution 18 May 1945

Premiere

premiere abroad 20 May 1938 (Atrium, Berlín, Německo)
premiere 5 August 1938 /unsuitable for youths/ (kino Juliš /1 týden/, Praha)

Production

Elekta, Donau-Film

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

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