Adolf Dymsza (Wincenty Poziomka), Maria Bogda (Helenka), Kazimierz Krukowski (Krupkowski)
Wincenty Poziomka, an unfulfilled artist who makes a living writing love letters for cooks, is bequeathed half a grocery store by his uncle on the condition that he take care of three-year-old Basieńka, his uncle’s granddaughter. Dreaming of an acting career, Wincenty runs the store with artistic panache, almost driving it into bankruptcy. Wincenty loves the notary’s assistant, the lovely Miss Helenka, but he doesn’t have the courage to confess his love to her, because he knows he won’t be able to support his family. He wants to make money using his acting talent and applies for his dream job in the theater. Meanwhile, Helenka loses her job, so Wincenty offers her a position in a store. Thanks to the patronage of a neighbor – a well-known artist Krupkowski – Wincenty gets the opportunity to make his stage debut, which, turns out to be a total flop. The store is saved thanks to the unexpected film career of little Basieńka. Finally, Helenka and Wincenty profess their love for each other and from now on they can run the store together and take care of Basieńka.
Born as Mosze Waks in Kowel, Volhynia (now Ukraine) in 1904. One of the most important directors of the interwar period. He made forty films in the decade preceding World War II. In 1941, he joined Polish Armed Forces in the East commanded by General Władysław Anders. With Konrad Tom, they recorded the army’s journey to the Middle East in the documentary film “Children” (1943). A year later, he shot another documentary, “Monte Cassino”. Died in 1965 in Spain.
1949 William Tell
1946 The Great Way (Wielka droga)
1944 Monte Cassino
1939 The Three Hearts (Trzy serca)
1938 Professor Wilczur (Profesor Wilczur)
1937 The Dybbuk (Dybuk)
1937 The Quack (Znachor)
1934 The black Pearl (Czarna perła)
1934 Songster of Warsaw (Pieśniarz z Warszawy)
1932 Sound of the Desert (Głos pustyni)
Sunday 11/12/23 5:00 pm.
(1112 North Milwaukee Ave., Chicago)
1935, 96 min, Poland
Polish with English subtitles