Three Men in the Snow

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Premiere

26 June 1936

Runtime

95 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Tři muži ve sněhu

Czech title

Tři muži ve sněhu

English title

Three Men in the Snow

Synopsis

Bárta, a factory owner, has announced a competition for the best advertising slogan. The winner was Dr Hájek who won a holiday in the Krkonoše mountains. He would prefer to get a position with Bárta but he does not succeed. In the reception office he meets a young woman whom he takes to very much. Hájek thinks the girl is applying for a job as well, but she in fact is Bárta's daughter Věra. Bárta entered the same competition and also won a trip to Krkonoše. For fun he decides to pretend, while there, that he is poor. But Věra is worried about him and calls the hotel manager to tell him of her father's plan. Hájek is the first to arrive and the manager, assuming he is the millionaire Bárta, gives him a luxurious suite. When Bárta gets there he puts him in a cramped room without any heating. Under an assumed name, Bárta becomes friends with Hájek and promises to find him a job. Věra comes to see her father, meets Hájek and they soon fall in love with each other. When Hájek gets a letter offering him a position in the Bárta factory he goes out to buy Věra a present. Meanwhile the manager throws Bárta out and Věra leaves with him. Back home Hájek receives an invitation to dine with the Bárta family. There he meets his friend from the mountains and is astonished to learn it is Bárta the industrialist and that his sweetheart Věra is his daughter.

Cast

Hugo Haas

továrník a velkoprůmyslník rada Eduard Bárta

Jindřich Plachta

Jan Náprstek, komorník u Bárty

Vladimír Borský

doktor obchodních věd Jaroslav Hájek

Věra Ferbasová

Věra, Bártova dcera

Zdeňka Baldová

Julie Hubáčková, hospodyně u Bárty

Ella Nollová

Hájkova matka

František Paul

ředitel hotelu Imperial

Theodor Pištěk

vrátný v hotelu Imperial

Vlasta Hrubá

Helena Kašparová, host v hotelu Imperial

Míla Reymonová

Severová, host v hotelu Imperial

Jaroslav Marvan

ředitel Bártových závodů

Vladimír Štros

prokurista Bártových závodů

Antonín Soukup

podomek v hotelu Imperial

Karel Postranecký

vrchní v hotelu Imperial

Fanča Foltová

host v hotelu Imperial

Robert Ford

host v hotelu Imperial

Jiří Hron

host v hotelu Imperial

František Černý

tlustý host v hotelu Imperial

František Malý

host v hotelu Imperial

Wanda Vodičková

host v hotelu Imperial

Jaroslav Hladík

host v hotelu Imperial, továrník

Alfred Baštýř

host v hotelu Imperial

Filip Balek-Brodský

host v hotelu Imperial

Jan Černý

host v hotelu Imperial

Antonín Vaverka

vrátný Bártových závodů

Jan W. Speerger

kníratý uchazeč o místo

Ela Pochmanová

komorná u Bárty

Roth

Melody Boys

orchestr

Crew and creators

Based on

Erich Kästner (Tři muži ve sněhu /Drei Männer im Schnee/ – román)

Director of Photography

Jan Roth

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Josef Stein

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš

Songs

Nad Granadou slunce nezhasíná

Songwriter Josef Dobeš

Volha, Volha /parodie/

Singer Hugo Haas

Když jsem já ty koně pásal

Singer Jindřich Plachta

Production info

Original Title

Tři muži ve sněhu

Czech Title

Tři muži ve sněhu

English Title

Three Men in the Snow

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Production specifications

date of censorship 05/1936

Premiere

premiere 26 June 1936 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Metro /5 týdnů/ a Světozor /3 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Metropolitan

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Metropolitan

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

95 min

Original length in metres

2 700 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