Mr. Bailiff

Félix Podmaniczky, 1942. A bittersweet story about a talented dancer and her daughter.

Premiere: 1942
Genre: feature film, drama, sound film
Director: Félix Podmaniczky

Lost film.

Sixteen years ago, the wife of Bálint Farkas left her husband, taking their 2-year-old daughter, Marika. The woman’s passion for dance tore her away from the slow pace of rural life. In America, she achieves considerable success as a dancer but suffers from homesickness to the end of her life. On her death, at her request her manager escorts Marika back to her father. The girl falls in love with Péter Túróczy, her father’s bailiff, and although evil intrigues are employed to persuade her to leave her lover for the sake of dancing, she remains on the estate.

What makes it interesting?
The lead part was taken by Bella Bordy, a gifted ballerina of the Opera House.

Cast & Crew
Production Companies: Fortuna-film
Screenwriter: Miklós Tóth, Félix Podmaniczky
Cast: Bella Bordy, László Perényi, Artúr Somlay, Lili Berky, Gábor Rajnay, Ferenc Pethes, Béla Fáy