From Saturday to Sunday

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Ze soboty na neděli

Runtime

72

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1931

Production year

1931

Premiere

01.05.1931

Language version

Czech, French

Director

Gustav Machatý

Screenplay

Vítězslav Nezval, Gustav Machatý

Screenstory

Vítězslav Nezval

Synopsis

Two young girlfriends, the typists Máňa and Nany, live and work together, but they have different natures. Nany persuades Máňa to go with her to a bar Saturday evening. She lends her clothes. In the bar are the skirt-chaser Ervín and his friend Pavel. The naive Máňa, unused to alcohol, gets drunk. When Ervín begins to accost her, she repulses him and does not notice that he has placed a thousand-crown note in her purse. She eventually runs off. A violent rain destroys her clothes. The girl, in a wretched state, is taken on by Karel Benda, who lets her spend the night in his apartment. Máňa gratefully accepts his offer that he bring from her apartment new clothing. Karel returns with a note from Nany in which she informs her roommate that Ervín has demanded that his thousand crowns be returned. Máňa in genuine surprise finds the money in her purse. She feels shamed in front of the kind Karel and she leaves without giving an explanation. Karel runs after her with her purse she has forgotten and is detained by a police officer who thinks that Karel has stolen the purse. He manages to arrive at Máňa's apartment at the last possible moment to save her from suiciding. After a time he calls the recovered girl at work and they agree to meet for a date.

Note

The French-speaking copy KK-A 1836,5 m is preserved in the NFA.

Cast

L. H. Struna

sazeč Karel Benda

Magda Maděrová

písařka Máňa

Jiřina Šejbalová

písařka Nany

R. A. Dvorský

Pavel, Ervínův přítel

F. X. Mlejnek

rozhlasový hlasatel

Mimi Erbenová

návštěvnice baru

Jan Richter

opilec v kavárně

František Sauer

opilec v kavárně

Miloslav Svoboda

opilec v kavárně

František Říha

opilec v kavárně

Václav Menger

policejní komisař

Leo Marten

tanečník v baru

Milada Matysová

tanečnice v baru

Ludvík Hradský

tanečník v baru

Aša Vašátková

tanečnice v baru

Josef Kobík

kočébr

Jindřich Adolf

návštěvník v kavárně

Josef Klapuch

strážník

Jaroslav Gradwohl

zpěvák v baru

Crew and creators

Production Designer

Alexander Hackenschmied

Film Editor

Gustav Machatý

Production Manager

František Horký

Music

Music Composed by

Jaroslav Ježek

Selected Music

Bedřich Smetana (Prodaná nevěsta /Proč bychom se netěšili/)

Music Performed by

Melody Boys

Music Conducted by

R. A. Dvorský (Melody Boys)

Songs

Teď ještě ne, Slovník lásky, Sivá holuběnko, Na tý louce zelený

Songwriter

Jaroslav Ježek (Teď ještě ne), Jaroslav Ježek (Slovník lásky)

Writer of Lyrics

Vítězslav Nezval (Teď ještě ne), Vítězslav Nezval (Slovník lásky)

Singer

Jaroslav Gradwohl (Teď ještě ne), R. A. Dvorský (Teď ještě ne), Jiřina Šejbalová (Teď ještě ne), Magda Maděrová (Teď ještě ne), mužský hlas (Teď ještě ne), R. A. Dvorský (Slovník lásky), Magda Maděrová (Slovník lásky), mužský hlas (Slovník lásky), sbor (Slovník lásky), František Sauer (Sivá holuběnko), Miloslav Svoboda (Sivá holuběnko), František Říha (Sivá holuběnko), Jan Richter (Sivá holuběnko)

Production info

Original Title

Ze soboty na neděli

English Title

From Saturday to Sunday

Working Title

Cesta kolem štěstí

Copyright

1931

Production Year

1931

Premiere

01.05.1931

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Vinohrady

Distribution

Lloyd (původní 1931), Národní filmový archiv (obnovená 2017)

Technical info

Versions

Czech, French