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Life Is a Dog (1933)

Zivot je pes (original title)
| Comedy
Young music composer Viktor Honzl in vain looks for work. He is prevented from committing suicide by a technician of the gasworks who shortly beforehand has disconnected his gas due to past... See full summary »

Director:

Martin Fric

Writer:

Martin Fric
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Credited cast:
Hugo Haas ... Skladatel Viktor Honzl / Prof. Alfréd Rokos
Theodor Pistek ... Hynek Durdys
Adina Mandlová ... Eva Durdysová
Svetla Svozilová Svetla Svozilová ... Helena Durdysová
Ferdinand Hart ... Ralph Morrison
Alois Dvorský Alois Dvorský ... Pan domácí
Jára Kohout ... Pán kupující gramodesku
Frantisek Jerhot Frantisek Jerhot ... Strázník
Karel Ceský Karel Ceský ... Zákazník
Gustav Cech Gustav Cech ... Zákazník
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josef Bunzl Josef Bunzl
Robert Ford Robert Ford
Hermína Fordová Hermína Fordová
Jan Hodr Jan Hodr ... majitel konfekce Netusil
Marie Hodrová Marie Hodrová
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Young music composer Viktor Honzl in vain looks for work. He is prevented from committing suicide by a technician of the gasworks who shortly beforehand has disconnected his gas due to past due bills. In the disguise of an older, serious, musical scholar Viktor obtains work in a music publishing house. So he may court Eva, publisher Durdys's daughter, who he likes quite a bit, he recommends to the owner that he also employ his nephew. Understandably, this is he himself, in his every-day form. For Viktor, however, this becomes an extremely complicated situation as he switches in the place of business from the clothes of the uncle and then back again from the clothes of Viktor the nephew. Written by NFA.cz

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Symfonie c.9 d moll
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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"I Don't Mind"
3 February 2007 | by theatrum-1See all my reviews

"I don't mind" is a leitmotiv of Czech vintage movie The Life is Dog. It's a classical comedy by Mac Fric, based on screenplay by him and Hugo Haas who plays the double-character in this movie. It's a story of unsuccessful musical composer who falls in love with beautiful daughter of musical publisher. It's beginning of thirties, the time of crisis and large unemployment so he starts to pretend that he is his own uncle and got a good job in this company. This is a source of many comical situations which are often presented in a short anecdotal episodes. The performances are great. Hugo Haas is funny, Adina Mandlová is attractive and winsome (and quite naive), Theodor Pistek is both rigorous and kind... The music is wonderful too, the composer of it was Pavel Haas, brother of Hugo, interesting composer whose the best known works were written in the detention camp Theresienstadt.


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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Also Known As:

A Dog's Life See more »

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Moldavia Film See more »
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1.37 : 1
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