Švejk at the Front

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Švejk na frontě

Runtime

92

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production year

1926

Premiere

15.10.1926

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Lamač

Screenplay

Václav Wasserman

Synopsis

First lieutenant Lukáš is transferred with Švejk to the march battalion in České Budějovice. On the way he causes Lukáš some embarrassment with their bald superior who is travelling in civilian dress. He is then thrown off the train for pulling the safety chord and is taken before the station superintendent. Švejk's fine is paid by a man who was overjoyed to have been catapulted into the arms of his beloved when Švejk pulled the emergency chord. Švejk sets off for Budějovice on foot. His journey is characterised by many humorous incidents. After arriving at the barracks the regiment, along with Švejk and Lukáš, is sent to Hungary where the latter has various adventures with Mrs Kakony. Finally the unit arrives with Švejk at the Russian front. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Note

In 1930 director Martin Frič put together a film (3,200 m) from another three films about Švejk (Dobrý voják Švejk/The Good Soldier Švejk, Švejk na frontě/Švejk at the Front and Švejk v ruském zajetí/Švejk in Russian Captivity), which, with the title of Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka/The Fates of the Good Soldier Švejk, had its première on the 20th of June 1930.

Cast

Karel Noll

Josef Švejk

Karel Lamač

nadporučík Lukáš

Antonie Nedošinská

Müllerová, Švejkova bytná

Theodor Pištěk

vojín Baloun

Jiří Hojer

sapér Vodička

Jan W. Speerger

kuchař Jurajda/důstojník na nádraží

Lo Marsánová

Kakonyová

Josef Kobík

průvodčí ve vlaku

Jarka Pižla

dítě ve vlaku

Alois Dvorský

voják u latríny

L. H. Struna

malíř

Slávka Tauberová

malířova milenka

Emanuel Brožík

Švejkův druh při menáži

Josef Rovenský

velitel četnické stanice

Eduard Malý

velitelův asistent

Přemysl Pražský

brýlatý muž na nádraží

Josef Zezulka

opilý četník

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Lamač

Based on

Jaroslav Hašek (Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války – román)

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Švejk na frontě

English Title

Švejk at the Front

Copyright

1926

Production Year

1926

Premiere

15.10.1926

Production

Gloriafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Gloriafilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech