On the Green Meadow

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Premiere

7 August 1936

Runtime

90 min

Director

Karel Lamač

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Na tý louce zelený

Czech title

Na tý louce zelený

English title

On the Green Meadow

Synopsis

After completing her studies, Alena Skalická returns to her estate, managed by her uncle in her absence. Miloš Miláček, a forestry engineer, is his right-hand man. Alena brings with her associate professor Bulfínek who is to modernise the estate, and imposter Gustav Horowitz who showered her with flattery and managed to persuade her to give him a job. The girl sternly waves aside the ceremonial welcome prepared for her and speaks of her misgivings about the farm management. Miloš later rebukes her for this and reminds her of the time they spent together in their childhood. After a misunderstanding the young man resigns from his job along with a gamekeeper who had been fired; his place is taken by the enterprising Horowitz. The professor has fallen in love with the gamekeeper's daughter Hanča. Alena, bewildered by Horowitz's plans and courtship, listens to the advice of her uncle but she cannot make her peace with Miloš. In order to make him jealous, she announces her plans to marry the professor, even though he is courting another. In the end all is explained and the loving couple find a way to settle their differences.

Cast

Karel Lamač

soukromý docent Václav Bulfínek

Helena Bušová

Alena Skalická

Jára Kohout

hajný Matěj Štětivec

Betty Kysilková

Barbora, Štětivcova žena

Věra Ferbasová

Hanči, dcera Štětivcových

Theodor Pištěk

nadlesní Bruno Eisenkulka

Raoul Schránil

lesní inženýr Miloš Miláček

Oldřich Nový

sňatkový podvodník Gustav Horowitz

Růžena Šlemrová

majitelka salonu krásy Lola Palička

František Roland

velkostatkář Vojtěch Skalický

Ota Motyčka

soukromý detektiv Tintěra, zvaný Tajnter

F. X. Mlejnek

kuchař Králíček

Lída Vosyková

cikánská tanečnice

Emanuel Hříbal

zaměstnanec panství

Jaroslav Bráška

zaměstnanec panství

František Malý

zaměstnanec panství

Josef Zezulka

zaměstnanec panství

Karel Šilhánek

zaměstnanec panství

Miroslav Rudlof

lokaj

Míla Reymonová

zákaznice salonu krásy

Běla Tringlerová

zákaznice salonu krásy

Mimi Erbenová

zákaznice salonu krásy

Eduard Šimáček

pouťový vyvolávač

Jan Richter

naslouchající host v restauraci

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Lamač

Assistant Director

Rudolf Stahl

Based on

Vladimír Rohan (Na tý louce zelený – opereta), Karel Tobis (Na tý louce zelený – opereta), Václav Mírovský (Na tý louce zelený – opereta)

Director of Photography

Otto Heller

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Ervín Drexler

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Jan Reiter

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.,

Songs

Na tý louce zelený

Songwriter Jára Beneš
Writer of Lyrics Vladimír Rohan
Singer sbor

Když hvězdy svítí

Songwriter Jára Beneš
Writer of Lyrics Vladimír Rohan
Singer Oldřich Nový

Venoušku, Venoušku

Songwriter Jára Beneš
Writer of Lyrics Vladimír Rohan
Singer Věra Ferbasová

Production info

Original Title

Na tý louce zelený

Czech Title

Na tý louce zelený

English Title

On the Green Meadow

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Production specifications

date of censorship 07/1936

Premiere

premiere 7 August 1936 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Fénix /2 týdny/ a Lucerna /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Elekta

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Elekta

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

90 min

Original length in metres

2 551 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech