Quarrymen

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Trhani

Runtime

81

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Premiere

18.09.1936

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Wasserman

Screenplay

Václav Wasserman

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

Jiří 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

František Tichý

komparzista

Girls Švandova divadla

Crew and creators

Based on

Jan Neruda (Trhani – novela)

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, Narodil se Kristus pán, Jsou oblaka zapřažená /báseň/

Songwriter

anonym /15. století/ (Narodil se Kristus pán)

Writer of Lyrics

František Halas (Jsou oblaka zapřažená /báseň/)

Singer

L. H. Struna (My tři králové jdeme k vám), Jan Richter (My tři králové jdeme k vám), Eman Fiala (My tři králové jdeme k vám)

Interpreter

Recitační sbor Dělnické akademie [Recidak] (Jsou oblaka zapřažená /báseň/) (recitace), Trojanův voice-band Recidak (Jsou oblaka zapřažená /báseň/) (recitace)

Production info

Original Title

Trhani

English Title

Quarrymen

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Premiere

18.09.1936

Production

Favoritfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lepka

Technical info

Versions

Czech