Miss Mother

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production year

1938

Premiere

19 August 1938

Runtime

99 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Slečna matinka

Czech title

Slečna matinka

English title

Miss Mother

Working title

Pařížanka

Synopsis

Mr Klučina, owner of a fashion house, devises an unusual publicity gimmick with his marketing head, Mr Muška: a top fashion model, Boženka, will travel round the republic incognito dressed in his costumes and anyone who recognises her will win a prize. At a hotel in the Krkonoše mountains Boženka, on the advice of Muška who is accompanying her, enters the name Mrs Martenová in the guest book. Unfortunately a woman whose real name is Mrs Martenová has a suite reserved, and confusion results. Mrs Martenová's stepson Jan arrives at the hotel to visit her and since he has not seen his father's new wife assumes it is Boženka. Jan is accompanied by Daisy who once was Muška's girlfriend. One of the guests, Mr Nehasil, recognises Boženka. Klučina arrives at this moment and tries to prevent the exposure. When Jan finds out Boženka is not his mother he asks for her hand in marriage because he is in love with her. Boženka happily accepts. Muška makes up with Daisy. Klučina does not lose any money because the competition began in the morning and ended in the morning, and Mr Nehasil recognised Boženka in the evening.

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Cast

Věra Ferbasová

manekýnka Božena Smolíková

Jindřich Plachta

majitel módního závodu Rafael Klučina

František Krištof-Veselý

reklamní šéf Klučinova závodu Filip Muška

Stanislav Strnad

závodník Jan Marten, zvaný Big John

Theodor Pištěk

továrník Jan Marten, otec Big Johna

Světla Svozilová

Big Johnova nevlastní matka Maruška Martenová

Eva Gerová

Čechoameričanka Daisy Brožová

Jan W. Speerger

továrník Jakub Sesle

Ferenc Futurista

ředitel Nehasil

Josef Bělský

ředitel hotelu "Sokolská bouda" Želva

Sláva Grossmann

portýr hotelu "Sokolská bouda" Pěnkava

Fanča Foltová

manekýnka Růža

Jiřina Sedláčková

manekýnka Zdeňka

Jarmila Beránková

manekýnka Anča

Marie Přikrylová

zákaznice v módním salónu

Julius Baťha

člen sportovního výboru

Karel Třešňák

člen sportovního výboru

Jaroslav Bráška

divák na závodech

Vladimír Smíchovský

divák na závodech

Ferry Seidl

divák na závodech

Karel Faltys

ředitel hotelu

Robert Ford

vrátný bratislavského hotelu

Jan Černý

vrátný v pražském hotelu

Josef Kotalík

vrátný v hotelu

Doďa Pražský

vrchní v horském hotelu

Viktor Socha

číšník v horském hotelu

Jindřich Adolf

zřízenec v horském hotelu

Josef Juhan

podomek ze Sokolské boudy

Milena Velíšková

dívka v auditoriu

Jiří Hron

opilý muž

L. Procházková

Crew and creators

Based on

Vladimír Rohan (Pařížanka – opereta), Václav Špilar (Pařížanka – opereta), Karel Tobis (Pařížanka – opereta), Václav Mírovský (Pařížanka – opereta), Jára Beneš (Pařížanka – opereta)

Director of Photography

Jan Roth

Camera Operator

Jaromír Holpuch

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Jan Sinnreich

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš

Songs

Production info

Original Title

Slečna matinka

Czech Title

Slečna matinka

English Title

Miss Mother

Working Title

Pařížanka

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production Year

1938

Production specifications

date of censorship 05/1938

Premiere

premiere 19 August 1938 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Letka /2 týdny/ a Máj /3 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

99 min

Original length in metres

2 830 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech