Auntie

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Tetička

Runtime

90

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1941

Production year

1941

Premiere

05.09.1941

Language version

Czech

Director

Martin Frič

Screenplay

Jan Kaplan, Martin Frič

Synopsis

Berta, a wealthy lady, is celebrating her sixtieth birthday. But the only person who comes to congratulate her is her loyal friend, doctor Jelínek. Still remembering the great love of her life, Eduard, Berta again turns down Dr. Jelínek's offer of marriage. The butler Hynek carefully and lovingly prepares a small reception feast but no relatives turn up. Mr Felix and Mr Dusbaba and their families are not interested in their aunt. They are only interested in the inheritance and therefore hate each other passionately. Their children, Slávka Felixová and Jindřich Dusbaba, do not even know each other. When they happen to meet they fall in love with each other. Hynek the butler then plots revenge. He invites both families to the manor house and tells them their aunt has died. Even a distant relative Oskar and his wife arrive. They all argue with each other and greedily start looking for the will, half-destroying the furniture in the process. Slávka and Jindřich are only concerned with each other. In a spiritualist seance Berta appears in the flesh and they all scatter in terror. Berta converts the house into a children's home which she runs with Dr. Jelínek.

Note

The first performance of the film was held on the 1st of August 1941 on festival Filmové žně in Zlín.

Cast

Růžena Nasková

teta Berta

Ferenc Futurista

majordomus Hynek

František Smolík

MUDr. Jelínek, Bertin přítel

Theodor Pištěk

Eduard Švagrovský, Bertina první láska

Jaroslav Marvan

prokurista Arnošt Dusbaba

Růžena Šlemrová

Mařenka, Dusbabova žena

Jiří Dohnal

dr. Jindřich Dusbaba, syn Arnošta a Mařenky

Miloš Nedbal

komerční rada Čeněk Felix

Zdeňka Baldová

Felixova žena

Lída Chválová

Slávka, dcera Felixových

František Kreuzmann

vzdálený příbuzný Oskar

Lola Skrbková

Oskarova žena

Vladimír Řepa

sluha Jeřábek

Darja Hajská

služka Víchová

Nancy Rubensová

Slávčina přítelkyně

Milada Smolíková

služka Anežka

Viktor Nejedlý

listonoš Dvořáček

Marie Nademlejnská

němá hospodyně tety Berty

Karel Beníško

právní zástupce JUDr. Hrůza

Marie Štrosová-Steinerová

Slávčina přítelkyně

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Assistant Director

Eduard Šimáček

Based on

Jaroslav Tumlíř (Strašidelná tetička – divadelní hra)

Production Designer

Bohumil Heš, Jiří Dušek

Make-Up Artist

Antonín Riegl

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Production Manager

František Jerhot

Music

Music Composed by

Roman Blahník

Songs

Bláhové mládí, Malé znamení

Songwriter

tradicionál (Bláhové mládí), Roman Blahník (Bláhové mládí) (úprava), Roman Blahník (Malé znamení)

Writer of Lyrics

K. M. Walló (Bláhové mládí), K. M. Walló (Malé znamení)

Singer

František Smolík (Bláhové mládí), Arnošt Kavka (Malé znamení)

Production info

Original Title

Tetička

English Title

Auntie

Copyright

1941

Production Year

1941

Premiere

05.09.1941

Production

Lloyd

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lloyd

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: Filmové žně 1941 Zlín

1941
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Lloyd