Ducháček Will Fix It

Karel Lamač, 1938

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Vlasta Burian owed some of his most famous film roles to director Karel Lamač, who was involved in shaping the comedian's star image in the 1930s. Their second to last work together was the still-fresh and cheerful comedy called Mr. Ducháček Will Fit It (1938). It is a freely adapted play by Austrian authors Rudolf Österreicher and Rudolf Bernauer, Konto X. The screenwriter Václav Wasserman was inspired mainly by its staging at the Vlasta Burian Theatre. The protagonist is a shrewd accountant and ironic glossator of social life, Jan Damián Ducháček (Vlasta Burian), who helps his boss Faukner (Ladislav Hemmer), a lawyer who represents an indebted family, with financial and personal problems. Faukner's partner, Julia, was played by Adina Mandlová, who also appeared in Burian and Lamac's last film, the comedy He Stood at the Till (1939).

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About a film

Production year 1938
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres comedy
Form feature
Duration 90 min
Director Karel Lamač
Cast Vlasta Burian, Ladislav Hemmer, Milada Gampeová, Karel Máj, Adina Mandlová
Director of photography Otto Heller
Screenplay Václav Wasserman
Editor Ervín Drexler
Production designer Jan Zázvorka
Music Eman Fiala
Sound designer Josef Zora