On the Sunny Side

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production year

1933

Premiere

1 December 1933

Runtime

74 min

Category

film

Genre

drama, social

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Na sluneční straně

Czech title

Na sluneční straně

English title

On the Sunny Side

Synopsis

For Josef Rezek, no deal is dirty, so long as it brings him some money. His wife, in an attempt to keep his love, neglects her daughter Babula. Rezek gives a dinner for his influential friends and also invites his female friend Willi who, as his insurance agent, arranges a policy for Babula. The girl is playing with her friend Honza, the son of the daily help Kolbenová, when the dinner is interrupted by distrainers. Willi causes a scandal and the distraught Mrs Rezková sees her husband in his true light. Enraged, Rezek throws Honza out of the house saying that his mother will never be allowed back in the house to work for them. Honza tries to help his mother by taking Babula out to earn money on the streets: the boy plays the accordion and the girl sings. Both are successful. However, they are caught by a policeman who takes Babula back to her parents and sends Honza to a children's home. Mrs Rezková, unhappy at the turn of events, tries to take her own life and, consequently, Babula also finds herself in the children's home. The children are better off in the home, known as "On the Sunny Side", but Babula becomes homesick. They decide at least to visit their parents but Mrs Rezková sends them back herself convinced that they will be better looked after in the home.

Cast

Václav Vydra st.

ing. Josef Rezek

Zdeňka Gräfová

Rezkova žena

Babula Treybalová

Rezkových dcera Alžběta

Magda Kopřivová

posluhovačka Anežka Kolbenová

Petr Schulhoff

Honza, syn Anežky Kolbenové

Růžena Šlemrová

předsedkyně výboru Dětského domova

Bohuš Záhorský

člen vychovatelského sboru

Hana Beckmannová

agentka pojišťovny z Berlína Willi

Ladislav Hemmer

Seidlův obchodní nadhaněč

Karel Němec

Seidlův obchodní nadhaněč

Bohdan Lachman

ředitel vychovatelského sboru

Anna Švarcová

členka výboru Dětského domova

Jan W. Speerger

strážník

Jarmila Švabíková

mixérka v baru

Walter Schorsch

host v kavárně

Vladimír Čech

tanečník v baru

Alexander Svoboda

tanečník v baru

Jaroslav Horáček (2)

tanečník v baru

Filip Balek-Brodský

majitel obchodu střižním zbožím

Václav Menger

číšník v automatu

Anka Pulkrábková-Podhorová

dáma ze společnosti

Miloslav Disman

instruktor v Dětském domově

Josef Steigl

exekutor

Sláva Pospíšil

exekutor

Josef Loskot

nezaměstnaný

Stanislav Neumann

nezaměstnaný

Ilona Kubásková

nezaměstnaná

Antonín Jirsa

stěhovák

Dětský sbor učitele Dismana

děti

členové Legie malých

děti

Crew and creators

Director of Photography

Jan Stallich (interiéry), Jaroslav Blažek (exteriéry)

Production Designer

Bedřich Feuerstein

Production Manager

Julius Schmitt

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Fiala, Eman Fiala

Songs

Narodilo se srdíčko

Singer Babula TreybalováPetr Schulhoff

Production info

Original Title

Na sluneční straně

Czech Title

Na sluneční straně

English Title

On the Sunny Side

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama, social

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production Year

1933

Production specifications

date of censorship 11/1933

Premiere

premiere 1 December 1933 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Kotva /1 týden/ a Lucerna /1 týden/, Praha)

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

AB

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

74 min

Original length in metres

2 120 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,19

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech