On Holy Hill

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

26 December 1934

Runtime

92 min

Category

film

Genre

music, comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Na Svatém Kopečku

Czech title

Na Svatém Kopečku

English title

On Holy Hill

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

Bajo trio

dívčí sbor

Crew and creators

Based on

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

Director of Photography

Jaroslav Blažek

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

Songwriter Vlastislav Antonín Vipler
Writer of Lyrics Jiří BaldaRudolf Nížkovský
Singer sbor

Me Hanáci, me jsme chlapci

Songwriter Vlastislav Antonín Vipler
Writer of Lyrics Jiří BaldaRudolf Nížkovský
Singer Valentin Šindler

Panenko svatokopecká, ty to víš

Songwriter Vlastislav Antonín Vipler
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Balda
Singer sbor

Bodaj by vás, vy mládenci, čerti vzali

Singer Bajo trio

Prijdi ty, šuhajko, ráno k nám

Singer Bajo trio

Piju já, piju já

Nepij, Jano, nepij vodu

Dobrú noc, má milá, dobrú noc

Nečekej, děvče mé

Horo, horo, vysoká jsi

Production info

Original Title

Na Svatém Kopečku

Czech Title

Na Svatém Kopečku

English Title

On Holy Hill

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

music, comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Production specifications

date of censorship 10/1934

Premiere

premiere 26 December 1934 /suitable for youths/ (kina Avion /2 týdny/, Hvězda /1 týden/ a Koruna /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Lepka

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Lepka

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

92 min

Original length in metres

2 600 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