Quarrymen

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Premiere

18 September 1936

Runtime

81 min

Category

film

Genre

drama, social

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Trhani

Czech title

Trhani

English title

Quarrymen

Synopsis

A band of hired labourers, quarrymen, are laying railway tracks. The official overseeing their temporary base has expelled a worker called Prašivka for molesting an innocent girl and he has urged the others to conduct themselves decently. Komárek writes a letter to his sweetheart Anna, who he left because he saw her embracing another man, but he cannot forget her. Anna however never gets the letter and Komárek, despairing, develops a drink problem because he cannot forget her. The construction manager Mr Burn fancies Baruška, the young daughter of the canteen keeper, and the labourer Schneider in turn fancies her too. A new construction inspector, Ševčík, arrives at the camp in winter. Komárek recognises him as the man he saw fondling Anna. Komárek decides to shoot Ševčík but Mr Burn stops him. Ševčík and his mates from prison steal money meant for wages from Burn's office. That day Schneider visits the office too and is unjustly accused of theft. Schneider promptly hangs himself. The police catch the real perpetrators in a cafe where Anna works. She recognises Ševčík because he is her brother, Josef. When Anna finds out her beloved Komárek is a hired labourer she goes to the camp and they are happily reunited.

Cast

L. H. Struna

Komárek

Eman Fiala

Jan Schneider

Jan Richter

Josef Adam

Oskar Marion

Ing. Burn

Jaroslav Marvan

pokladník na stavbě

Josef Rovenský

kavárník Bartoš

Hana Jenčíková

Elsa, kavárníkova žena

Hana Vítová

Anna Kopecká

Jan W. Speerger

Josef Kopecký, alias Ševčík, Annin bratr

Antonín Hodr

starosta obce Zoubek

Karel Beníško

Josef Marek

Jarmila Bechyňová

Markova žena

Antonín Jirsa

kantýnský

Slávka Doležalová

Baruška, dcera kantýnského

Lída Vosyková

cikánka

Jan Svoboda

Prašivka

Dora Schulzová

Marie, Prašivkou svedená dívka

Miroslav Kryštof-Kutina

Jan, Mariin pozdější manžel

Ferdinand Jarkovský

nezaměstnaný

Josef Neuberg

nezaměstnaný

Emil Dlesk

nezaměstnaný

Josef Steigl

nezaměstnaný

Emanuel Hříbal

host tančící v kavárně

L. Komínek

host v kavárně

Josef Cikán

host v kavárně

Petr Neuberg

chlapec

K. Hromada

dělník

Girls Švandova divadla

Crew and creators

Based on

Jan Neruda (Trhani – novela)

Director of Photography

Jaroslav Blažek

Production Designer

Ferdinand Fiala

Set Designer

Josef Neuberg

Sound Designer

Vilém Taraba

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Fiala

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.,

Songs

My tři králové jdeme k vám

Singer L. H. StrunaJan RichterEman Fiala

Narodil se Kristus pán

Songwriter anonym /15. století/

Jsou oblaka zapřažená /báseň/

Writer of Lyrics František Halas
Singer Recitační sbor Dělnické akademie Recidak /recitace/Trojanův voice-band Recidak /recitace/

Production info

Original Title

Trhani

Czech Title

Trhani

English Title

Quarrymen

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama, social

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Production specifications

date of censorship 1 September 1936

Premiere

premiere 18 September 1936 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Flora /1 týden/ a Olympic /1 týden/, Praha)

Production

Favoritfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Favorit Holešovice

Distribution

Lepka

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

81 min

Original length in metres

2 297 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

Intertitles languages

Czech

Opening/End credits languages

Czech