Vanda's Troubles

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production year

1938

Premiere

2 September 1938

Runtime

84 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Vandiny trampoty

Czech title

Vandiny trampoty

English title

Vanda's Troubles

Synopsis

Vanda Karhanová is so delectable that she always has problems with her colleagues in her jobs. Now entering a new job, she dresses in such a way that the men will not notice her. But in her new guise she only looks like the daughter of the millionaire Baret, Ruth, who ran away to escape marriage. Detained by the police quite by chance, Vanda is found to have a large amount of money on her. She was taking the money to the bank. But since she does not go back to her job at the factory, people think she stole the money. But the factory owner Vydra trusts Vanda and says she did not steal the money. He does not realise however that Vanda is the girl he met at the fortune teller's and fell in love with. The arrival of the real Ruth only serves to complicate matters. Vanda is released but straight away kidnapped by a gang of robbers who think she is Ruth. They demand a ransom. When Vanda manages to get free of them, she arouses the distrust of the factory owner Vydra who takes her to be his chief clerk's fiancée. But everything is sorted out in the end and Vydra obtains not only Vanda's love but also a lucrative order.

Cast

Věra Ferbasová

Vanda Karhanová/Ruth Baretová

Theodor Pištěk

Čechoameričan Baret

Jiří Dohnal

továrník Jiří Vydra

František Paul

detektiv a spisovatel Edgar Valach

Vlasta Hrubá

Anča Hadrabová, Valachova snoubenka

František Černý

obchodník Patera

František Filipovský

továrník Krouský

Mařenka Zieglerová

manželka továrníka Krouského

František Kreuzmann

prokurista Malý

Alois Dvorský

disponent u Krouského Kutil

Jaroslav Marvan

policejní inspektor

Bolek Prchal

detektiv

Milka Balek-Brodská

věštkyně Cibulková-de Thébes

Běla Tringlerová

stenotypistka u Krouského Lída

Karel Veverka

hostinský

Marie Svobodová

úřednice u Krouského

Antonín Hodr

zřízenec u továrníka Vydry Suchomel

Vladimír Šmeral

náčelník vyděračské bandy

Antonín Jedlička

kluk před penzionátem

Pavla Stolzová

ředitelka dívčího penzionátu

Bobina Prošková

úřednice u Krouského

Bedřich Frank

člen bandy únosců

Jan W. Speerger

člen bandy únosců

F. X. Mlejnek

člen bandy únosců

Antonín Jirsa

muž od benzinu

Bedřich Bozděch

obecní strážník Mikyska

Josef Kotalík

obecní strážník

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Karel Šilhánek

Based on

Miloš Křenovský (Vandiny trampoty – román)

Screenplay

Čeněk Šlégl

Director of Photography

Josef Střecha, Ferdinand Pečenka

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Titles Designed by

Afit

Production Manager

Josef Beran

Music

Music Composed by

Julius Kalaš

Production info

Original Title

Vandiny trampoty

Czech Title

Vandiny trampoty

English Title

Vanda's Troubles

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production Year

1938

Production specifications

date of censorship 08/1938

Premiere

premiere 2 September 1938 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Adrie /1 týden/ a Amerika /1 týden/, Praha)

Production

Moldavia

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Foja Radlice

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

84 min

Original length in metres

2 380 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Visatone

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech