Sweet Sixteen

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Premiere

13 March 1936

Runtime

93 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Sextánka

Czech title

Sextánka

English title

Sweet Sixteen

Synopsis

The pupil of the sixth class of the gymnasium Eva Martenová falls in love with the new young teacher Jiří Hron. She can never concentrate in his lessons even though she is always very well prepared. On a school outing the school-teacher Mrs Bruncvíková tries to win the attentions of the new teacher but all evening he dances with Eva. Back at school Eva's thoughts are elsewhere and she refuses to give Mrs Bruncvíková Hron's portrait. She goes into Hron's office in tears and he tries to comfort her. But his gesture of friendship is observed by fellow teacher Bernard who already has reservations about Hron's modern teaching methods. He tells the school principal he saw Hron embracing the pupil Martenová. When Eva finds out that Hron might be disciplined because of her, she tries to kill herself. But her friend's brother Dr Pavel Haler saves her. Hron, who has been acknowledged as having behaved correctly, visits Eva in hospital and confesses he loves her.

Note

This theme had already been treated in a Czech film under the same title (Dir: Josef Medeotti-Boháč, 1927).

Cast

Hana Vítová

Eva Martenová

Rolf Wanka

profesor Jiří Hron, uměleckým jménem Jiří Rón

Jaroslav Marvan

ředitel gymnázia

Jarmila Šmídová

třídní profesorka sexty Bruncvíková

František Kreuzmann

profesor Bernard

Jiří Steimar

generální ředitel Rudolf Marten, Evin otec

Jarmila Kronbauerová

pěvkyně Irma Lukavská, žena ředitele Martena

Raoul Schránil

MUDr. Pavel Haler

Věra Ferbasová

Marta, Halerova sestra

František Paul

MUDr. Müller, asistent na klinice

Běla Tringlerová

sextánka Kateřina Svatá

Sylva Langová

sextánka Anna Fričová

Čeněk Šlégl

nakladatel, Hronův přítel

Ella Nollová

Růžena, služka u Martenů

Zdena Kavková

hospodyně u profesora Hrona

Mimi Erbenová

cukrářka

Jaroslava Scheinerová

sestra v nemocnici

Jan W. Speerger

člen profesorského sboru

Viktor Nejedlý

člen profesorského sboru

Jaroslav Bráška

člen profesorského sboru

Alfred Baštýř

člen profesorského sboru

Ladislav Hemmer

člen profesorského sboru

Karel Postranecký

člen profesorského sboru

Vlasta Nečasová

studentka se světlými vlasy

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Václav Dražil

Based on

Vilém Neubauer (Sextánka – román)

Director of Photography

Jan Roth

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

František Jerhot

Cooperation

Willy Ströminger (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Kumok

Selected Music

Richard Wagner (Tristan a Isolda)

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K. (Music Conducted by Josef Dobeš)

Songs

Jen vám, jen vám svou píseň zpívám

Song Composer Josef Kumok
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav MottlKarel Melíšek
Singer Hana Vítová

Naše sexta

Song Composer Josef Kumok
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav MottlKarel Melíšek
Singer Věra Ferbasová

Na hranicích města německého /parodie/

Song Composer František Hais
Writer of Lyrics František Hais
Singer Věra Ferbasová

Čechy krásné, Čechy mé

Writer of Lyrics Václav Jaromír Picek
Singer dívčí sbor

Production info

Original Title

Sextánka

Czech Title

Sextánka

English Title

Sweet Sixteen

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Production specifications

start of filming 31 January 1936
end of filming 21 February 1936
date of censorship 03/1936
date of censorship 04/1940
date of censorship 15 June 1942 (konec povolení k promítání 30. 6. 1943)
withdrawal from distribution 18 May 1945

Premiere

premiere 13 March 1936 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Adria /2 týdny/ a Hvězda /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Meissner, Metropolitan (zadavatel)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Metropolitan

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

93 min

Original length in metres

2 650 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