Forbidden Love

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production year

1938

Premiere

4 March 1938

Runtime

93 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Milování zakázáno

Czech title

Milování zakázáno

English title

Forbidden Love

Synopsis

Three friends are to meet in Prague once again after many years. Marek, the magician, has been in America and he comes back with his nephew Tonny bringing their hard-earned money with them. Brejcha, the industrialist, lives alone. His wife and daughter caused him to go bankrupt and then abandoned him. Eternal student Netušil arrives from the country with his loving wife, the owner of a greengrocer's shop, and his daughter Anča. Creditors have meanwhile taken all the contents of Brejcha's villa. Marek mentions in a letter that he would be glad to marry off his nephew to Brejcha's daughter. Netušil thinks up a plan. His wife and daughter pretend to be Brejcha's family and the money acquired from Marek will help out the bankrupt industrialist. The creditors return the furniture to the villa and, acting as staff, they keep an eye on their claims. Everthing turns out differently, however, when the Mareks arrive. Tonny falls for Tonča, one of the creditors. Anča Netušilová falls in love with her "father", Brejcha. The removal men mistakenly try again several times to take the furniture. When the truth is discovered, the Mareks are angry at first but then forgive Brejcha for old time's sake and decide to help him. The two couples are then able to concentrate on getting to know each other better.

Note

At the beginning of the story, Jaroslav Marvan appears in the film (also in writing) as Jan Brejcha, but later on is addressed as Karel.

Cast

Václav Trégl

kouzelník Marconi, vlastním jménem Josef Marek

Karel Lamač

Tonny, Markův synovec a asistent

Hana Vítová

prodavačka vysavačů Tonča Navrátilová

Jindřich Plachta

Emil Netušil

Anna Letenská

zelinářka Amálka, Netušilova žena

Helena Bušová

Anča, Netušilova dcera

Jaroslav Marvan

továrník před bankrotem Karel Jan Brejcha

Jindřich Láznička

předseda věřitelů Tůma

Světla Svozilová

majitelka salonu v Bechyni Zuzana

František Černý

krejčí Nemastil

Bohuš Záhorský

stěhovák Honzík

Vlasta Hrubá

Máňa, Honzíkova snoubenka

F. X. Mlejnek

kuchař na lodi

Frank Ford

černoch, Markův řidič

Julius Baťha

věřitel

Stanislav Bláha

věřitel

Wanda Vodičková

věřitelka

Jiří Schreinzer

telegrafista na lodi

Karel Postranecký

průvodčí ve vlaku

Antonín Jirsa

stěhovák

Crew and creators

Based on

Jan Sedlák (Milování zakázáno – román)

Screenplay

Jan Gerstel

Camera

Jan Roth

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Set Designer

František Nestler

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Production Manager

Jan Gerstenberger

Unit Production Manager

Eduard Šimáček

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš

Songs

Pohádka mládí /waltz/, You be my girl

Songwriter

Josef Dobeš (Pohádka mládí /waltz/)

Writer of Lyrics

Jaroslav Mottl (Pohádka mládí /waltz/)

Singer

Hana Vítová (Pohádka mládí /waltz/), Frank Ford (You be my girl)

Production info

Original Title

Milování zakázáno

English Title

Forbidden Love

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production Year

1938

Premiere

4 March 1938

Production

Reiter

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Reiter

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

93 min

Versions

Czech