Spejbl's failed attempt at film career.
Spejbl craves a film career. He thus posts a newspaper ad, offering himself as an actor. As soon as he receives a response, he sends his son Hurvínek to the agent instead of himself. Hurvínek fears that his father is again looking for a wife. He is not as representative as Spejbl would wish, and he puts the agent off. Spejbl is first angry with his son, but then hears on the radio that the agent in question was an experienced swindler, and is glad that Hurvínek in fact saved him.
The film was made in the AB Studios Prague, based in the Prague neighbourhood of Vinohrady in less than a day on February 24, 1931. Kubin’s foxtrot Your Service, Missus was released by Ultraphon in 1931 on LP in both sung and instrumental versions. In the same year, the executive producers of the Fišer Film Prague company introduced The Famous Film Star Mrs Acetylene Goes to the Cinema to Watch the Movie Spejbl and Hurvínek, which was screened prior to the Spejbl’s Fascination with Film. The Bulletin of the Czech Ministry of Interior lists the film in the section “For adults only. Forbidden for children and adolescents under the age of sixteen (comedies)”.
Spejblovo filmové opojení
Spejbl's Fascination with Film
10 April 1931
puppet , marionettes – string-controlled