Girl or Boy?

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Holka nebo kluk?

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production year

1938

Premiere

03.02.1938

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladimír Slavínský

Synopsis

Three unsuccessful marriages have made of estate-owner Orlický an enemy of women. He pressures his employees, even nephew Ríša who lives with him, into bachelorhood. Later, when he finds out that Ríša has met a young girl, Orlický thinks about a more suitable heir. The estate owner sees in the newspaper a photograph of Ada Bártů, dancer and singer. He thinks that this could be the son of his sister, who at one time married against their parents' wishes. Consequently he sends his secretary, Kropáček, to Prague. He ascertains that this actually does concern the offspring of Orlický's sister and that this offspring even has a business school, but unfortunately it is a girl. Ada only presents herself in men's clothing in the theatre. Ada makes Kropáček take her dressed in men's clothing with him. The uncle believes that she is a boy, but Ada soon has some difficulties with her disguise as she has fallen in love with Ríša. The deception is soon seen through and Ríša returns Ada's feelings. The uncle, who has grown fond of Ada, eventually reconciles with everyone, especially when the young couple promise him that their child will call him grandfather.

Cast

Adina Mandlová

Ada Bártů

Marie Blažková

matka Ady

Theodor Pištěk

statkář Jaroslav Orlický, strýc Ady

Václav Trégl

Anatol Kropáček, tajemník Orlického

Růžena Šlemrová

statkářka Jindřiška Lenská

Raoul Schránil

Ríša, syn paní Lenské

Nina Strnadová-Jarková

Anička, dcera paní Lenské

Bedřich Veverka

dr.Viktor Zeman

Ferenc Futurista

komorník Alois

Fanča Foltová

Emča Kučerová, Ríšova snoubenka

Ota Motyčka

sluha Emil

Vladimír Štros

řidič Ferda

František Kabeláč

boxer Gusta Brož

Eduard Šimáček

inspicient Špaček

Václav Švec

podomek

Jaroslav Tryzna

zřízenec

Josef Fuksa

taneční duo

Iška Košťálová

taneční duo

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Antonín Kubový

Camera

Jan Roth

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Titles Designed by

Lorenc

Production Manager

Jan Sinnreich

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Stelibský

Songs

Dejte si radit (Slow-fox), Běží liška k Táboru

Songwriter

Josef Stelibský (Dejte si radit (Slow-fox))

Writer of Lyrics

Karel Melíšek (Dejte si radit (Slow-fox))

Singer

Adina Mandlová (Dejte si radit (Slow-fox)), dívčí sbor (Dejte si radit (Slow-fox)), Václav Trégl (Běží liška k Táboru)

Danced by

Josef Fuksa, Iška Košťálová

Production info

Original Title

Holka nebo kluk?

English Title

Girl or Boy?

Copyright

1938

Production Year

1938

Premiere

03.02.1938

Production

Slavia-film

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Slavia-film

Technical info

Versions

Czech