Grandhotel Nevada

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production year

1934

Premiere

18 January 1935

Runtime

106 min

Director

Jan Sviták

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Grandhotel Nevada

Czech title

Grandhotel Nevada

English title

Grandhotel Nevada

Synopsis

In a luxurious sanatorium in the Slovakian mountains rich patients heal from their real and imagined illnesses. Four rich Czech-Americans, three men and the bored girl Lucy, accept the invitation of farmer Filip for an excursion to his log cabin in the mountains amidst deep forests. Grandhotel Nevada, as Filip calls his cottage, should be the perfect spot where everyone can get healthy. With Filip lives Petr, who after disappointment in love has left humanity and his profession as a doctor. Lucy makes a bet with her companions that within a month she will have persuaded Petr to kiss her. The pampered millionaires are frightened of the primitive environment and they want to leave, but eventually they discover that meaningful activity in clean air has a curative effect. In the month before their departure they decide to buy Petr the sanatorium, which in the meantime has gone bankrupt, so that he may apply there his method of therapy. When they find out that Petr and Lucy love one another , they remind the woman of her bet. Petr, hurt by her imaginary game of love, leaves. In desperation Lucy looks for Petr, and in the end she convinces him of the genuineness of her feelings.

Cast

Lída Baarová

Lucy Whitemanová

Karel Dostal

Čechoameričan Black, zbrojař

Jan W. Speerger

Čechoameričan Hrdina, zbabělec

František Paul

Čechoameričan Fiala, zapomětlivý muž

Theodor Pištěk

Filip, Petrův pomocník

Jaroslav Marvan

profesor Cogan, zázračný lékař

Karel Šott

předseda lékařské komory

Robert Ford

člen lékařské komise

Jaroslav Budil

ošetřovatel

Julius Baťha

ošetřovatel

Gina Hašler

ošetřovatel

Crew and creators

Director

Jan Sviták

Based on

František Langer (Grandhotel Nevada – divadelní hra)

Director of Photography

Václav Vích

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Costume Designer

Klára Wassermannová

Production Manager

Vilém Brož

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Kumok

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.,

Songs

Lucy

Songwriter Josef Kumok
Writer of Lyrics Otakar Hanuš
Singer Lída Baarová

V dálku za horou

Songwriter Josef Kumok
Writer of Lyrics Otakar Hanuš
Singer Otomar Korbelář

Duše na rozcestí

Songwriter Josef Kumok
Writer of Lyrics Otakar Hanuš
Singer Lída Baarová

Jediná, jediná mezi všemi, má česká zemi

Songwriter Josef Kumok
Writer of Lyrics Otakar Hanuš
Singer sbor

Production info

Original Title

Grandhotel Nevada

Czech Title

Grandhotel Nevada

English Title

Grandhotel Nevada

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1934

Production Year

1934

Production specifications

date of censorship 12/1934

Premiere

premiere 18 January 1935 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Gaumont /3 týdny/, Metro /2 týdny/ a Passage /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Ufa

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Ufa

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

106 min

Original length in metres

3 011 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