Bimbo’s Unfortunate Adventure

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1930

Production year

1930

Runtime

9 min

Director

Karel Dodal

Category

film

Genre

slapstick

Typology

animatedshort

Original title

Bimbovo smutné dobrodružství

Czech title

Bimbovo smutné dobrodružství

English title

Bimbo’s Unfortunate Adventure

Summary

Story of the drawer Jára and of his cartoon friend - the clown Bimbo.

Synopsis

The draughtsman Jára receives a letter from his girlfriend in which she parts with him. He is very unhappy and tries to shoot himself with a gun. Deranged, he spills ink from a bottle on the table. A clown Bimbo is born from the ink and he thanks Jára for setting him free. He keeps inventing how to surprise the draughtsman and cheer him up. Their friendship, however, is soon over, as the clown has conjured up a girlfriend for Jára. The draughtsman sets off to the open air with his new girlfriend, leaving the drawn forlorn Bimbo desolated in grief for losing a friend.

Note

The film is often dated 1927, but the documented censorship record originates from as late as 1930. Information about the year 1927 is on a single surviving copy in an opening title, which is not original. Nothing as to who created the given title and from which sources the person in question drew information about the date of origination of the film was found. The author of the rhymed subheadings is Karel Smrž.

Cast

Karel Dodal

kreslíř Jára

Hermína Týrlová

dívka Máňa

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Dodal

Screenplay

Karel Smrž (veršované mezititulky)

Commentary by

Karel Smrž (verše)

Production info

Original Title

Bimbovo smutné dobrodružství

English Title

Bimbo’s Unfortunate Adventure

Category

film

Typology

animated

Genre

slapstick

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1930

Production Year

1930

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Gong film

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

9 min

Versions

Czech