On Holy Hill

music, comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Na Svatém Kopečku

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

26.12.1934

Language version

Czech

Director

Miroslav Cikán

Screenplay

Václav Wasserman, Jaroslav Mottl, Karel Melíšek

Synopsis

Holeček, a landowner, lives near Svatý Kopeček (Holy Hill) with his niece Heda for whom he has decided to arrange a profitable marriage. He holds secret meetings with Matěj Křópal, the uncle of her future husband, and they plan the event without the young couple's knowledge. Heda receives a letter from her friend Běta who plans to come and visit her but also finds a letter for her uncle in which she discovers that she is not a complete orphan. Her mother aspired to be a singer and she left for the theatre. Meanwhile Heda's future husband Stáňa Mareš is seeking a way to escape the marriage. He does not want to become involved in the uncles' plot, according to which he is to arrive at the farm pretending to be an agronomist and surreptitiously get to know Heda. His friend Voříšek offers to step into his shoes and he tells the whole cunning plan to Běta whom he meets on a train. When Holeček discovers that there has been an exchange of prospective bridegrooms, he starts forcing Voříšek to do hard manual labour. The young man, in love with Běta, carries out his work with elan. Heda reads in the papers that a famous singer is staying at the Luhačovice spa. She travels there with Běta and makes the acquaintance of her mother. Heda also meets Mareš by chance who falls in love with her the moment he sets eyes on her. The situation is further complicated with the arrival of both furious uncles and Voříšek, but the Svatý Kopeček is witness in the end to a double marriage.

Cast

Jaroslav Vojta

statkář Holeček

Marie Grossová

zpěvačka Mája Malínská

Jiřina Steimarová

Heda, dcera Malínské, Holečkova neteř

Valentin Šindler

Matěj Křópal z Břochovan

Rudolf Lampa

ing. Stáňa Mareš, Křópalův synovec

Světla Svozilová

Běta, přítelkyně Hedy

Ladislav Pešek

majitel konfekce a básník Voříšek

Jindřich Plachta

šafář u Holečka Jakub

Zdeňka Baldová

Králová, hospodyně u Holečka, zvaná Králíček

Václav Trégl

portýr v hotelu

Jaroslav Bráška

ředitel hotelu

Josef Kotalík

profesor Helsing

Bohumil Mottl

Helsingův přítel

Marie Nademlejnská

dáma se slunečníkem v hotelu

Setleři

sbor

Bajo trio

dívčí sbor

Crew and creators

Based on

Jiří Balda (Na Svatém Kopečku – opereta), Rudolf Nížkovský (Na Svatém Kopečku – opereta)

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Production Manager

František Lepka

Music

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Songs

Na svatém Kopečku cestičky jsou, Me Hanáci, me jsme chlapci, Panenko svatokopecká, ty to víš, Bodaj by vás, vy mládenci, čerti vzali, Prijdi ty, šuhajko, ráno k nám, Piju já, piju já, Nepij, Jano, nepij vodu, Dobrú noc, má milá, dobrú noc, Nečekej, děvče mé, Horo, horo, vysoká jsi

Songwriter

Vlastislav Antonín Vipler (Na svatém Kopečku cestičky jsou), Vlastislav Antonín Vipler (Me Hanáci, me jsme chlapci), Vlastislav Antonín Vipler (Panenko svatokopecká, ty to víš)

Writer of Lyrics

Jiří Balda (Na svatém Kopečku cestičky jsou), Rudolf Nížkovský (Na svatém Kopečku cestičky jsou), Jiří Balda (Me Hanáci, me jsme chlapci), Rudolf Nížkovský (Me Hanáci, me jsme chlapci), Jiří Balda (Panenko svatokopecká, ty to víš)

Singer

sbor (Na svatém Kopečku cestičky jsou), Valentin Šindler (Me Hanáci, me jsme chlapci), sbor (Panenko svatokopecká, ty to víš), Bajo trio (Bodaj by vás, vy mládenci, čerti vzali), Bajo trio (Prijdi ty, šuhajko, ráno k nám)

Production info

Original Title

Na Svatém Kopečku

English Title

On Holy Hill

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Premiere

26.12.1934

Production

Lepka

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lepka

Technical info

Versions

Czech