At Home in Kocourkov

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

23 November 1934

Runtime

89 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

U nás v Kocourkově

Czech title

U nás v Kocourkově

English title

At Home in Kocourkov

Working title

Převrat v Kocourkově

Synopsis

Escaped convict no. 1313, Ferdinand Kaplan, changes into civilian clothes in the train and gets out by chance at the town of Kocourkov. The locals welcome him warmly, believing him to be "young Jalovec", a poacher's son who had left the country years earlier and became famous. He is duly elected mayor and he proposes measures to attract tourists to the town. One of the attractions is to be a new fountain in the square. Blaženka, daughter of a previous mayor Adam, is in love with young Nykys, but her parents choose to marry her off to the new mayor. A circus comes to town, and Kaplan's former sweetheart Lily is in it. During the opening performance Adam tells the people of Kocourkov that he hopes to marry his daughter to Kaplan. The latter however knows that Blaženka and Nykys love each other, and so he adopts the appearance of Nykys. Adam has to consent to the marriage. Two men arrive in Kocourkov looking for the escaped convict Kaplan and they recognise him from a photograph. Lily tries to help him escape by making the circus tent collapse. But Kaplan is hauled off to prison. Adam, reinstated as mayor, decides to demolish the new fountain.

Cast

Jan Werich

trestanec číslo 1313 Ferdinand Kaplan

Jindřich Plachta

pytlák Jalovec

Václav Trégl

holič Ludvík Ešpandr

Zdeňka Baldová

vdova Nykysová

Ladislav Pešek

dr. Nykys, syn vdovy

Jaroslav Vojta

starosta Adam

Hermína Vojtová

starostova žena

Maria Tauberová

Blaženka, dcera Adamových

Světla Svozilová

cirkusačka Lily

Jaroslav Marvan

ředitel trestnice

Stanislav Neumann

trestanec v samovazbě

Jan Richter

detektiv

Ferdinand Jarkovský

kantýnský Macourek

Václav Piskáček

host v kantýně

F. X. Mlejnek

majitel reklamní kanceláře

Jaroslav Bráška

krotitel Mr. Jenkins

Zdenka Hatláková

sousedka paní starostové

Bohuš Záhorský

dozorce vězňů

Věkoslav Satoria

dozorce vězňů

Iža Lechnýřová

návštěvnice cirku

Václav Mlčkovský

velitel ostrostřelců

Kocourkovští učitelé

členové městské rady

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Karel Poláček

Director of Photography

Jaroslav Blažek

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Music

Music Composed by

Jaroslav Ježek, Julius Kalaš

Songs

Hrdino města, sláva ti

Songwriter Julius Kalaš
Writer of Lyrics Julius KalašJaroslav Mottl
Singer Kocourkovští učitelé

Láska beznadějná

Songwriter Julius Kalaš
Writer of Lyrics Julius KalašJaroslav Mottl
Singer Maria TauberováLadislav Pešek

Šaty dělaj' člověka

Songwriter Jaroslav Ježek
Writer of Lyrics Jiří VoskovecJan Werich
Singer Jan Werich

Production info

Original Title

U nás v Kocourkově

Czech Title

U nás v Kocourkově

English Title

At Home in Kocourkov

Working Title

Převrat v Kocourkově

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Production specifications

date of censorship 11/1934

Premiere

premiere 23 November 1934 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Gaumont /2 týdny/, Juliš /2 týdny/ a Světozor /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Lloyd

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Lloyd

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

89 min

Original length in metres

2 546 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