The Temptation of Mr Prokouk

Czechoslovakia, 1947

Film
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A puppet figure of Prokouk is shown building his house. The demon of alcohol comes to tempt him and for a time he yields but he realises that excessive drinking does not agree with his plans for setting up a house of his own. He resists and throws bricks at the demon smashing it to pieces.

Credits

director

Karel Zeman

producer

Jaroslav Novotny

production company

Czechoslovak State Films

Language

No spoken word

Duration

00:07:27:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

29329

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Puppet films

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Czechoslovakia

Animation → Puppet animation

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Puppet films

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Alcoholism - Study and teaching

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Health education

Music & Performing Arts → Puppet films

Short films

Short films → Short films - Czech Republic

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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