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Merry Poverty   [Assigned Title]

VESELÁ BÍDA   [Assigned Title]
Country of Origin: Czech Republic
Year of origin: 1939
Genre: Feature Film
Locations of shooting: Praha: panoráma města (z Hradčan), Praha: most Karlův, Praha: Malá Strana, střechy

Director: Miroslav Cikán
Screenplay: Josef Neuberg
  Jaroslav Mottl
Production company: Lucernafilm
Music: Josef Stelibský
Director of photography: Jan Roth

Keywords: Aero automobiles, applause, automobile surrounded by children, Automobiles, banknotes, barred windows, cabaret orchestras, cabarets, compartments, dance performance, declaration of love, drinks cabinets, fans, guitar playing, guitars, hand kiss, hotel receptions, ink dryers, kiss, kissing through bars, kitsch scene, knitting, large hats, lighted candles, lighters, microphones, monocles, music notes, newspapers, offices, pearls, piano playing, Pianos, pince-nez, playful children, police stations, Policemen, postmen, pot plant - linden, radio concert, radios, revolving doors, running girls, singing men, singing woman, sinks, social dancing, standard lamps, sweeping, tea sets, telephones, theatre dressing rooms, unfinished kiss, Virginia cigars (cheroots), winding of wool into a ball, young couple
Two young operetta authors, Pavel Charvát and Petr Hudec, offer their latest work Merry Poverty to the operetta star Marja Marjanovská. Her manager Vormovský rejects the work as being unsuitable for her. In fact Marja has not been read the work. Some time later Pavel and Petr happen to meet Vormovský at the police station and accidentally their briefcases get switched. Instead of magazines Vormovský takes Marjanovská the operetta. She is ravished by it, but no one knows who wrote it. The only clue is an invitation to a cabaret tucked in the pages of the score. In the cabaret Marjanovská meets Pavel but because she does not like the place she does not tell him her real name. Her search for the composers brings no result. Finally she sings one of the numbers on the radio. The indignant authors immediately go to the radio station. Pavel sees Marja is the woman he met in the cabaret and liked so much. Success comes to all of the characters.

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Sound: Sound film
Aspect: 1:1,37
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