Working Women

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

Premiere

26 November 1937

Runtime

89 min

Director

Rolf Wanka

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Výdělečné ženy

Czech title

Výdělečné ženy

English title

Working Women

Synopsis

Kamila Benderová works in radio. She is divorced, her husband left her some years ago. She lives with her daughter at her mother's, who brings in extra income as an attendant at Frangysová's the singer. One day the young inventor Marek demonstrates his new television set. Turning up there is Kamila's former husband, who under the name of Wells feigns interest in purchasing the apparatus. In reality he wants to steal the plans for its manufacture. He causes an electrical short circuit that cuts short the broadcast, and the station's director decides that the instrument is defective and that he will not purchase it. Kamila is invited to an evening party. Because she does not have an evening dress her mother secretly borrows a gown for her from Frangysová's wardrobe. Kamila becomes the center of attention, but then the singer shows up and accuses her of theft in front of all those present. Kamila leaves the radio station and finds new work in the laboratory of Eng. Marek. Both feel an affection for one another, and Kamila is happy that she is able to assist him. During a test broadcast viewers become witnesses to a violent robbery when Wells wants to steal the plans and in the scuffle shoots and wounds Kamila. Eng. Marek comes to her aid. No one now doubts the success of his invention.

Note

In the story Marta Májová is introduced as Elsa Marková, but on the apartment´s doorcard Marie Marková is written.

Cast

Rolf Wanka

vynálezce Ing. Marek

Marta Májová

Marie Elsa Marková, matka Ing. Marka

Bedřich Veverka

ředitel rozhlasu Dolan

Antonie Nedošinská

posluhovačka Betty Nováková

Hana Vítová

úřednice v rozhlase Kamila Benderová

Bohunka Nosková

Helenka, dcera Kamily

Ladislav Boháč

Jiří Bender alias Wells, Kamilin bývalý manžel

Theodor Pištěk

listonoš Cyril Burda

Marie Rosůlková

zpěvačka Frangysová

Karel Jičínský

generální ředitel Král

Jiří Steimar

továrník Rybar

Helena Svirtová

komorná u paní Markové

Karel Máj

hlasatel rozhlasu

Anna Gabrielová

stenotypistka Mánička

Jarmila Šmídová

stenotypistka Jarmila Boušková

Darja Hajská

kuchařka

Marie Norrová

stenotypistka Ančinka Majková

Jan Černý

šéf policejního přepadového oddílu

Emanuel Kovařík

návštěvník klubu

Julius Baťha

návštěvník klubu

Marie Oliaková

návštěvnice klubu

Ludvík Dvorský

rozhlasový technik

Elsa Vetešníková

host v bufetu

Karel Český

host v bufetu

Josef Oliak

host v bufetu

Josef Dekoj

operatér budoucí televize

René Kubínský

klavírista u Járy Pospíšila

Setleři

pěvecké sdružení

Crew and creators

Director

Rolf Wanka

Assistant Director

Gustav Straschnitz, Jiří Bronec

Based on

Emil Synek (Výdělečné ženy – divadelní hra)

Director of Photography

Jan Roth

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Titles Designed by

Lorenc

Production Manager

Václav Dražil

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Stelibský

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Songs

Zpívám a to mně stačí

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav MottlKarel Melíšek
Singer Setleři

Mám jen jednu naději

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav MottlKarel Melíšek
Singer Hana Vítová

Production info

Original Title

Výdělečné ženy

Czech Title

Výdělečné ženy

English Title

Working Women

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Production specifications

date of censorship 09/1937

Premiere

premiere 26 November 1937 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Apollo /1 týden/ a Praha /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Beda Heller

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Beda Heller

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

89 min

Original length in metres

2 543 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