I'll Give My Wife in Marriage

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1941

Production year

1941

Premiere

8 August 1941

Runtime

86 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Provdám svou ženu

Czech title

Provdám svou ženu

English title

I'll Give My Wife in Marriage

Parallel title

Ich verheirate meine Frau

Synopsis

The soubrette Lucy is not cast for the main role in a "An Intimate Operetta", as she had hoped. She takes offence and decides to go back to her husband, Associate Professor Blahomrav Ducánek whom she had abandoned seven years before to be with her lover. Ducánek had come to terms with this a long time before and now only lives for his scientific work. He is trying to retrain a carnivorous plant to be a vegetarian. His work is a great success and so he invites his friend Potužník, a botanist and confirmed bachelor, to dinner. Lucy, who has burst in on Ducánek's quiet lifestyle, might cause a rift between the old friends so he decides to seek out her former lover, baron Studený, hoping that the latter will take her away with him. He has no idea that the banker Merhaut, a widower who has fallen in love with the soubrette, has been trying to find his wife. Even though Ducánek turns every situation into chaos, everything turns out well in the end. Merhaut asks for his wife's hand and Ducánek gleefully agrees to the marriage.

Note

The first performance of the film was held on the 29th of July 1941 on festival Filmové žně in Zlín.

Cast

Vlasta Burian

docent botaniky Blahomrav Ducánek

Zita Kabátová

operetní hvězda Marion, žena rady Vavřína

Světla Svozilová

operetní diva Lucy, Ducánkova žena

Jaroslav Marvan

generální ředitel Kamil Merhaut

Věra Ferbasová

Dagmar, Merhautova dcera

Čeněk Šlégl

baron Hypolit Studený, nápadník Dagmary

Raoul Schránil

dirigent Intimní operety Jarka Aleš

Ladislav Hemmer

ředitel Intimní operety

Miloš Nedbal

profesor Potužník, vědec

Marie Blažková

Veronika Pospíšilová, hospodyně u Ducánků

Marie Norrová

komorná u Merhautů Marta

Stanislav Neumann

vrátný Havrda

Václav Trégl

Ducánkův soused

František Filipovský

krejčí Zmatlík

Jana Romanová

garderobiérka Berta

Josef Kemr

poslíček z květinářství

Antonín Zacpal

asistent profesora Potužníka

Karel Němec

doručovatel

Bolek Prchal

policejní inspektor

Rudolf Princ

strážník

Ada Dohnal

řidič ředitele Merhauta

Miloš Šubrt

zahradník

Karel Máj

posluha

Jiří Vondrovič

operetní herec

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Rudolf Stahl, Vratislav Innemann

Based on

Jindřich Hořejší (Provdám svou ženu – divadelní hra), Julius Lébl (Provdám svou ženu – divadelní hra)

Director of Photography

Josef Střecha

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Production Manager

Eberhard Meichsner

Cooperation

Antonín Frič (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Stelibský

Production info

Original Title

Provdám svou ženu

Czech Title

Provdám svou ženu

English Title

I'll Give My Wife in Marriage

Parallel Title

Ich verheirate meine Frau

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1941

Production Year

1941

Production specifications

date of censorship 8 July 1941 (kulturně-výchovný)

Premiere

festival premiere 29 July 1941 (2. Filmové žně 1941 Zlín)
premiere 8 August 1941 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Adrie /3 týdny/ a Blaník /3 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Slavia-film

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Pragfilm Radlice

Distribution

Tobis

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

86 min

Original length in metres

2 458 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

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 2. Filmové žně 1941 Zlín

1941
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Tobis