Dymsza, Adolf

(Adolf Bagiński, 1900-1975)
   Comic actor who serves as a symbol of prewar Polish comedy. At the beginning of his career, Dymsza appeared in a number of supporting roles, usually cast as a working-class or streetwise character, a good-natured Warsaw sly dog named Dodek, who was the continuation of a character featured in Dymsza's earlier cabaret performances. Dymsza's later films were typical star vehicles, written specifically for him to accommodate his type of humor and screen persona. Sometimes he was paired with other well-known comic actors, such as Eugeniusz Bodo or Czech Vlasta Burian in a Polish-Czech coproduction The Twelve Chairs (1933), directed by Michał Waszyński and Martin Frić.
   Dymsza achieved fame particularly with two comedies: Antek, the Police Chief (Antek policmajster, 1935) and Dodek at the Front (Dodek na froncie, 1936), both directed by Waszyński. Frequently voted the best prewar Polish comedy, Antek, the Police Chief is set around the year 1905 and deals with a Warsaw character, Antek Król (Dymsza), who is chased by the Russian tsarist police for a trivial crime. Situ-ational humor, the mockery of the martyrological dimensions of earlier patriotic pictures, and the presence of known actors in supporting roles (Maria Bogda, Mieczysława Ćwiklińska, and Konrad Tom) made the film a success with audiences. Other films featuring Dymsza, such as ABC of Love (1935), Wacuś (1935) and Bolek and Lolek (1936), all directed by Waszyński, although box-office successes, were never as popular as Antek, the Police Chief. Their weak scripts, built around unsophisticated cabaret numbers, did not enable Dymsza to develop his screen personality. Dymsza continued his career after 1945, starring in popular films such as The Treasure (1948, Leonard Buczkowski), The Matter to Accomplish (1953, Jan Rybkowski and Jan Fethke), where he appeared in a total of eight parts, and Nikodem Dyzma (1956, Jan Rybkowski). In 1970 Jan Łomnicki directed Mr. Dodek, a tribute to Dymsza's prewar comic achievements. This narrative film with Dymsza, set in contemporary Warsaw, incorporates scenes from ten of his twenty-six prewar films.
   Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinema by Marek Haltof

Guide to cinema. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Dymsza, Adolf — • ДЫ МША (Dymsza) Адольф (наст. фам. Багиньский, Bagiriski) (7.4.1900 21.8.1975)    польск. актёр. С 1917 выступал в т ре и варьете. В кино с 1918. Играл эксцентрич. комедийные роли, принёсшие ему широкую популярность. В ф. Дело, которое надо… …   Кино: Энциклопедический словарь

  • Adolf Dymsza — Tombe d Adolf Dymsza Adolf Dymsza, né Adolf Bagiński le 7 Avril 1900 à Varsovie, mort le 20 Août 1975 à Góra Kalwaria, était un artiste de cabaret et acteur polonais, il fut également ingénieur du son. En 1918, i …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Adolf Dymsza — born Adolf Bagiński on 7 April, 1900 in Warsaw, died 20 August , 1975 in Góra Kalwaria was a very popular and remarkable Polish comedy actor of both the pre World War II and post war eras. He starred in both theatre and film productions mainly… …   Wikipedia

  • Adolf — Infobox Given Name Revised name = Adolf imagesize= caption= pronunciation = gender = Male meaning = Noble wolf region = origin = German related names = wiktionary entry = Adolf popularity = Adolf articles = Adolf footnotes = Adolf, also spelled… …   Wikipedia

  • Comedy —    Polish cinema is not internationally known for comedies. The atmosphere of internationally known Polish films is usually serious, in keeping with the topics presented in these films: politics, social issues, and Polish history. However, Polish …   Guide to cinema

  • Henryk Wars — (birth name Warszawski or Warszowski, December 29 1902, Warsaw September 1 1977, USA) was a Polish and later American pop music composer.During the 1930s, he wrote the songs for a string of musical comedies in Poland, and his importance there is… …   Wikipedia

  • Дымша, Адольф — Адольф Дымша Adolf Dymsza Имя …   Википедия

  • Sto metrów miłości — Infobox Film name = Sto metrów miłości image size = caption = director = Michał Waszyński producer = writer = Adolf Dymsza, Konrad Tom narrator = starring = music = cinematography = editing = distributor = released =November 11 1932 runtime =… …   Wikipedia

  • Hotel Polonia (Warschau) — Das „Hotel Polonia Palace“ nach der Sanierung. Links daneben (von einem Billboard verhüllt) das Schwesterhotel „Metropol“ der Syrena Gruppe Das Hotel Polonia (auch: Hotel Polonia Palace) in Warschau ist ein 5 Sterne Hotel[1] von historischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Anita Dymszówna — connue également sous les patronymes d Anita Bagińska ou Anita Damięcka, née le 3 Mars 1944 à Varsovie et morte le 7 Juillet 1999 dans la même ville, était une actrice polonaise de cinéma et de théâtre . Elle était la fille de l acteur Adolf… …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.