Jenő Kéméndy

T. alt.: Der verlorene ‘Knopf’. Int.: Sugár Pál (Adalbert Zoltay), Lucy Wett (Malvin), Irma F. Lányi (la madre), Jenő Virágh, Bianka Blanka. Prod.: Geiger Richárd per Star Filmgyár és Filmkereskedelmi Rt. 35mm. L.: 350 m. D.: 18’ Tinted
T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

No doubt about it: the painter Adalbert and his fiancée Malvine are in love. The happiness of the two turtle doves is witnessed with pleasure by Adalbert’s father and Malvin’s mother. Their love is so contagious that it sparks a romance between the maid and the butler. Just when the world seems all kisses and cuddles, a button throws a spanner in the works. Adalbert and Malvine find a button and they are both convinced that it is theirs. Their quarrelling escalates and results in a genuine drama just as contagious as their love was: the butler, the maid, the father and the mother take sides and fight. But all is well that ends well: the missing button is found and drama turns into happiness again. A light and cheerful short comedy, made in the tumultuous year of 1918, when the war came to an end, the Austro-Hungarian empire collapsed and the first Hungarian Republic was proclaimed.

Janneke Van Dalen

Copy From

Restored in 2007 by Magyar Nemzeti Filmarchívum with the support of National Cultural Fund of Hungary at the Magyar Filmlabor from a 35mm nitrate tinted print preserved at the Österreichisches Filmmuseum.