The Prague Boozer

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1941

Production year

1941

Premiere

23 January 1942

Runtime

97 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Pražský flamendr

Czech title

Pražský flamendr

English title

The Prague Boozer

Parallel title

Der Prager Flamänder

Synopsis

Landowner Sýkora comes to Prague to see his son who has boasted about his artistic success in his letters. In fact, Jan does not work and wastes the money his father gives him with his mates. His one real friend, however, is baron Vilém Vožický whose sister Kajetána he loves. The capricious woman only teases the men. Lenka Vejvodová, the daughter of his housekeeper, is quietly and genuinely in love with Jan. When father and son meet, Jan is ashamed of the old countryman and asks him to leave. Jan's father is greatly hurt and gives him a good slap before he departs. Jan loses his source of money and the "mates" abandon him. Vilém decides with his friend, the philosophising rag-and-bone man Podhajský, to look after Jan. Jan's father has renounced him and so there is nothing the young man can do but to accept shelter with Podhajský. He begins painting again and is successful. His friendship with Lenka looks promising but then Kajetána decides to make her move. After a while the pair have an argument. Jan leaves and catches a bad chill in a storm. He is saved from serious illness by the loving care of Lenka, who has forgiven him, like his father.

Note

This theme had already been treated in a Czech film under the same title (Dir: Přemysl Pražský, 1926).

Cast

František Hanus

malíř Jan Sýkora

Gustav Hilmar

statkář Sýkora, Janův otec

Antonie Nedošinská

Veronika Vejvodová, Janova bytná

Eva Matoušková

Apolenka zvaná Lenka, dcera Vejvodové

František Kreuzmann

hadrář Podhajský, bratr paní Vejvodové

Marie Norrová

služka u Vejvodů Bětka

Miloš Nedbal

baron Vilém Vožický, Janův přítel

Marie Burešová

baronesa Kajetána, sestra Viléma

Karel Máj

Jiří Lukas, přítel baronesy

Otylie Beníšková

hraběnka Vožická

Jiří Steimar

advokát JUDr. Uhlíř

Ota Motyčka

hadrář Josef Protiva

Václav Švec

hadrář František Veselý

Vladimír Řepa

lichvář František Rambousek

Karel Hradilák

Ludvík Zelnický

Anna Letenská

posluhovačka

Karel Kolár

šafář Karel

Antonín Holzinger

herec-zpěvák

Jaroslav Orlický

komorník u barona Vožického

Darja Hajská

děvečka Anka

Ladislav Janeček

sochař ve vinárně

Fred Bulín

flamendr

Bohuslav Kupšovský

vrchní ve vinárně

Karel Šmíd

dirigent

Marie Nademlejnská

přítelkyně paní Vejvodové

Viktor Nejedlý

zákazník u starožitníka

Dora Martinová

dívka ve společnosti u Vožických

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Jiří Kratina

Based on

Josef Kajetán Tyl (Pražský flamendr – divadelní hra)

Director of Photography

Bohumil Vích

Production Designer

Karel Petr Adam

Set Designer

V. Kliment

Costume Designer

Adolf Wenig

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Emil Poledník

Production Manager

Arthur Feist, Ladislav Suchý

Consultant

Gabriel Hart

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Stelibský

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Songs

Kamarádi z mokré čtvrti, dokud je plná číš'

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Karel MelíšekJaroslav Mottl
Singer Antonín Holzinger

První políbení (valčík)

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Karel MelíšekJaroslav Mottl
Singer dívčí duo

Srdce je lásky chrám

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Karel MelíšekJaroslav Mottl
Singer Eva Matoušková

Píseň loučení

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Karel MelíšekJaroslav Mottl
Singer Eva Matoušková

Až já půjdu do nebe

Nesem vám noviny

Production info

Original Title

Pražský flamendr

Czech Title

Pražský flamendr

English Title

The Prague Boozer

Parallel Title

Der Prager Flamänder

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1941

Production Year

1941

Production specifications

date of censorship 18 December 1941 (kulturně-výchovný)
projection approval 10/1945 (konec povolení k promítání 18. 4. 1947)
projection approval 1947 (neschváleno do distribuce)

Premiere

premiere 23 January 1942 /suitable for youths/ (kina Adrie /3 týdny/, Blaník /2 týdny/ a Kapitol /3 týdny/, Praha)
renewed premiere 27 October 1945 /suitable for youths/

Production

Dafa

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Pragfilm Hostivař

Distribution

Dafa (původní 1942), Státní půjčovna filmů (obnovená 1945)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

97 min

Original length in metres

2 772 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, German