The Cinema Museum, London

Rare Cinema Europe presents Life is a Dog/Život je pes (1933)

Fri 27 May 2022 @ 19:30 · Events

Life is a Dog poster A chance to see a selection of rarely screened fine European films. Life is a Dog/Život je pes, (Czechoslovakia / 1933 /84 mins). Directed by Martin Fric and starring Hugo Haas and Adina Mandlova.

A light hearted romp mainly set in and around a Prague music publishing shop. A young composer falls for the publisher’s daughter but the road to love is complicated when he gains employment at the shop disguised as his uncle.

Hugo Haas was a top star of both theatre and film in his native Czechoslovakia and would later find character roles in Hollywood before becoming a director himself. Adina Mandlova proves delightfully flirty as the love interest and the hi-jinks are kept bubbling along by the experienced Martin Fric who directed more than 100 films between 1929 and 1968.

You may wish to read these notes about the film here before the screening.

Doors open at 18.30, for a 19.30 start.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.


Tickets £8 in advance or on the door.

Advance tickets may be purchased from Ticketlab, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.

Life is a Dog