Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Czechoslovakian The Emperor and the Golem is actually a "double feature." For American distribution purposes, two Czech productions, The Emperor's Baker and The Baker's Emperor, have been re-edited and spliced together into a single 110 minute feature. Jan Werich stars as a humble baker who happens to be the exact double of a powerful European emperor. The two men decide to switch identities, and have a wonderful time indulging in their respective new lifestyles. The fairy-tale costume designs were handled by famed Czech animator Jiri Trnka.
baking, court [law], emperor, identity, manager, upward-mobility