Know Your Husband

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Poznej svého muže

Runtime

95

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1940

Production year

1940

Premiere

08.11.1940

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladimír Slavínský

Screenplay

Vladimír Slavínský

Screenstory

Oldřich Kautský

Synopsis

Landowner Králíček is a kind man but a bad manager. He succeeds in bringing his prosperous estate practically to ruin after the death of his wife. His creditor, the banker Čejka, recommends that he would do well to marry his daughter Helenka. Králíček goes with Helenka to a spa. He makes the acquaintance of engineer Koval who soon asks for Helenka's hand in marriage. Helenka does not love Koval but she agrees to the marriage when her father informs her of their poor financial situation. On the day of the wedding Králíček's son-in-law borrows some money from him and goes off on a business trip. The real engineer Koval, a capable and wealthy man, returns to his Prague villa and discovers that his servant Gustav had stolen his papers and got married using his name. In front of Helenka, whom he does not wish to harm, Koval for the time being pretends to be the servant. The young woman is very kind to him and the staff and Koval himself grows very fond of her. Králíček asks "servant Gustav" to pose as his lord in front of Čejka since he has still not returned. Helenka, however, does not want the young man, whom she now loves, to become a cheat on her account. The "servant" then proves his real identity and Helenka becomes the wife of the real Koval who settles all the debts for his father-in-law. The crook Gustav is arrested.

Cast

Jaroslav Marvan

velkostatkář František Králíček

Marta Fričová

Helenka, Králíčkova dcera

Jan Pivec

Ing. Petr Koval

Raoul Schránil

sluha Gustav Troníček

Theodor Pištěk

bankéř Ladislav Čejka

Ella Nollová

hospodyně u Kovala Fanynka

Ferenc Futurista

zahradník Rambousek

Jindřich Láznička

domovník Josef

Vladimír Řepa

Řeřicha

Antonín Holzinger

ředitel hotelu

Karel Veverka

správce velkostatku Josef

Marie Švimberská

panská Tonička

Bolek Prchal

šafář

Jaroslav Tryzna

detektiv

Jiří Koldovský

inspektor Holan

Sláva Grossmann

prokurista Koubek

Vladimír Štros

továrník Marek

Josef Kemr

pikolík

Bohumil Langer

továrník Roubal

Vilém Pruner

MUDr. Dolejší

Jan Otto Schmitt

host v lázních

Miloslav Svoboda

Kovalův spolužák

Rudolf Lampa

Kovalův společník

Jaroslav Sadílek

sluha Jaroslav

Elsa Vetešníková

kuchařka u Kovala

Leopold Horešovský

tajemník bankéře Čejky

Vladimír Růžička

pokladník u bankéře Čejky

Fráňa Vajner

úředník na magistrátě

Karel Dvořák

oddávající úředník

Ada Dohnal

listonoš

Josef Waltner

vrchní v baru

Josef Oliak

host v baru

Marie Oliaková

host v baru

Karel Máj

host v baru

Jaroslav Orlický

host v baru

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Antonín Kubový

Camera

Jan Roth

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Set Designer

Ina Žáková

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Antonín Rambousek

Production Manager

Jan Sinnreich

Music

Music Composed by

Roman Blahník

Songs

Bloudím, jen věrný stín jde se mnou

Songwriter

Roman Blahník (Bloudím, jen věrný stín jde se mnou)

Writer of Lyrics

František Kudrna (Bloudím, jen věrný stín jde se mnou)

Singer

Jan Pivec [dab] (Bloudím, jen věrný stín jde se mnou)

Production info

Original Title

Poznej svého muže

English Title

Know Your Husband

Copyright

1940

Production Year

1940

Premiere

08.11.1940

Production

Slavia-film

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Slavia-film

Technical info

Versions

Czech