Dawning

drama, social

Typology

feature

Czech title

Svítání

Runtime

84

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production year

1933

Premiere

01.09.1933

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Kubásek

Screenplay

Otakar Vávra, Václav Kubásek

Screenstory

František Václav Krejčí

Synopsis

Mr Kučera, a labourer, has a contented family. Anežka, his daughter, is a dressmaker who is engaged to a technical designer called Adolf. His son Váša is training to be an engine driver. Grandfather, a former miner, also lives in the family. An economic crisis is looming. Factories stop production. Adolf loses his job and Anežka who does not realise why he is anxious argues with him. When Adolf goes home on his motorcycle that evening he crashes. His eyesight gradually worsens as a result of his injuries but he does not have the money for an operation. While walking the streets, weak with hunger and poor-sighted, he treads accidentally on an elegant lady's foot; she is accompanied by a gentleman. He apologises but the lady treats him with great disrespect. Kučera and his son Váša also lose their jobs, and grandfather falls seriously ill. Anežka, fraught with concern about Adolf, goes to Prague to find him, but almost fails to recognise the wreck of a man he has become. She tells him she loves him and thus revives in him the will to live. When Adolf applies for work before their wedding, the man who had accompanied the ungracious lady, an architect by profession, recognises him and decides to help him. He pays for the operation and employs Adolf as a draughtsman. The situation gets better, the factory wheels start to turn again. Work has restored people's hope in a contented life.

Cast

Alexander Třebovský

děda Kučera

J. O. Martin

Jan Kučera

Ella Nollová

Fanynka, Kučerova žena

Jožka Koldovská

Anežka, dcera Kučerových

Oldřich Ježek

Váša, syn Kučerových

Vladimír Borský

kreslič Adolf Souček

Betty Kysilková

Škábová, Součkova bytná

Jan W. Speerger

stavitel

M. Krajíčková

stavitelova milenka

Antonín Frič

kreslič v projekční kanceláři

František Malý

kreslič v projekční kanceláři

Elsa Vetešníková

švadlena Máňa

Jindřich Fiala

invalida

Robert Ford

ředitel železářského syndikátu

Jiří Koldovský

ředitel oceláren

Jaroslav Marvan

člen správní rady oceláren

Richter Václav (2)

člen správní rady oceláren

Ada Karlovský

člen správní rady oceláren

Ferry Seidl

automobilista

Vilma Mesteková

švadlena

Karasová

švadlena

Antonín Holzinger

jedlík v restauraci

Josef Kytka

chirurg

Recitační sbor Dělnické akademie

recitační sbor "Recidak"

Josef Trojan

sbormistr "Recidaku"

Crew and creators

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

Jan Petera

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Josef Zora, Jaroslav Mottl

Production Manager

Rudolf Průša

Music

Music Composed by

E. F. Burian

Songs

Tak sám si divně připadám

Songwriter

E. F. Burian (Tak sám si divně připadám)

Writer of Lyrics

E. F. Burian (Tak sám si divně připadám)

Singer

E. F. Burian (Tak sám si divně připadám)

Production info

Original Title

Svítání

English Title

Dawning

Copyright

1933

Production Year

1933

Premiere

01.09.1933

Production

Nationalfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Nationalfilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech