Hyppolit, the Butler

Black and white Hungarian comedy, 1931, directed by István Székely with bonus feature.

Evergreen phrases, genuine peacetime-images, where onion is eaten with onion, and where appearances must be kept up by all means. Another generation after so many will be able to sing Bye, sweet my darling, bye and will be rooting for the young lovers, along with the blockheaded, parvenu petty bourgeois. The first talking success of Hungarian film starring the unforgettable Gyula Kabos and Gyula Csortos, with every tiny secret of its laborious restoration revealed in the bonus feature.

Produced by Sonor Film–Prága, Emil Kovács and co., Directed by István Székely, Written by István Zágon, Screenplay by Károly Nóti, Cast: Gyula Kabos, Gyula Csortos, Mici Haraszti, Éva Fenyvessy, Pál Jávor, Gyula Gózon, Mici Erdélyi, Director of Photography: István Eiben, Eduard Hösch, Music by Mihály Eisemann, Set Designer: Max Heilbronner

Language: Hungarian
Audio: 2.0
Colour: Black and white
Subtitles: English
Format: 4:3
Running Time: 72’

Bonus Feature:

A Hyppolit újjászületése MNFA, 2009, 12'

Published and distributed by Hungarian National Film Fund – Film Archive, 2017