Spejbl's Fascination with Film

satire

Typology

animated

Czech title

Spejblovo filmové opojení

Runtime

30

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1931

Production year

1931

Premiere

10.04.1931

Language version

Czech

Director

Josef Skupa

Screenplay

Josef Skupa

Summary

Spejbl's failed attempt at film career.

Synopsis

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.

Note

The film was made in the AB Studios Prague, based in the Prague neighbourhood of Vinohrady. Kubin’s foxtrot Your Service, Missus was released by Ultraphon in 1931 on LP. 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)”.

Dubbing

Josef Skupa

Josef Spejbl/Hurvínek, Spejblův syn

Crew and creators

Director

Josef Skupa

Screenplay

Josef Skupa

Production Designer

Hanuš Gödert

Production Manager

František Malý

Cooperation

Gustav Nosek (vedení loutek), Josef Skupa (vedení loutek), Jiřina Skupová (vedení loutek)

Music

Music Composed by

Rudolf Kubín

Songs

Rukulíbám milostpaní

Songwriter

Rudolf Kubín (Rukulíbám milostpaní)

Writer of Lyrics

Josef Skupa (Rukulíbám milostpaní)

Singer

Josef Skupa (Rukulíbám milostpaní)

Production info

Original Title

Spejblovo filmové opojení

English Title

Spejbl's Fascination with Film

Copyright

1931

Production Year

1931

Premiere

10.04.1931

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Vinohrady

Distribution

Fišerfilm, Europafilm

Technical info

Colour

černobílý

Sound

zvukový

Versions

Czech