Minister's Girlfriend

Vladimír Slavínský, 1940



In 1940, actress Adina Mandlová demonstrated her star power with this social comedy, playing a simple typist, who manages to find contentment thanks to a series of fortunate coincidences. One day, Julinka Svobodová shares an elevator with her fellow tenant, trade minister Horák (Jaroslav Marvan). When the minister helps Julinka find a job as a secretary, gossips spread the word that the charming woman is a political mistress. Office boss Jan becomes enamoured by the new secretary – but before love can blossom, he is made to understand that the company’s success is in no way dependent on the supposed influential connections of Julinka. Filmed in 1940 by experienced director Vladimír Slavínský, this light-hearted tale served as a second opportunity for Mandlová to create an on-screen pairing with actor Oldřich Nový – the first being 1939’s Kristian.
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About a film

film_production_year 1940
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres comedy
film_form feature
film_duration 94 min
film_director Vladimír Slavínský
film_cast Adina Mandlová, František Paul, Zdeňka Baldová, Oldřich Nový, František Kreuzmann, Jaroslav Marvan
film_director_of_photography Ferdinand Pečenka
film_screenplay Vladimír Slavínský
film_film_editor Jan Kohout
film_production_designer Alois Mecera
film_music_composed_by Josef Dobeš, Jiří Mihule
film_sound_designer František Šindelář