Father Kondelík and the Bridegroom Vejvara

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

Premiere

14 January 1938

Runtime

116 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Otec Kondelík a ženich Vejvara

Czech title

Otec Kondelík a ženich Vejvara

English title

Father Kondelík and the Bridegroom Vejvara

Synopsis

The family of Prague burgher and master interior decorator Václav Kondelík lives contentedly in his house on Ječná street. Their peace and quiet is disrupted when they are invited to a party where their daughter Pepička makes the acquaintance of the young municipal clerk František Vejvara. The young couple fall in love. Mrs Kondelíková is supportive of the relationship since Vejvara would make a suitable match for her daughter. Pepička's acquaintance, however, upsets the orderly life enjoyed by the Kondelíks. On the insistence of Vejvara and his family, Kondelík takes part in a chaotic secret outing undertaken by members of the Sokol gymnastics association. He has to attend a voluntary performance of Břetislav and Jitka in which Vejvara plays the leading role. During the party in the evening where fireworks are organised, he falls into the Vltava. Ultimately, it seems that everything is heading towards the desired end - a wedding. Vejvara is promoted and asks for Pepička's hand in marriage. The wedding preparations are stalled by the arrival of Vejvara's former landlady, Mrs Muknšnáblová who claims that Vejvara is promised to her daughter. When the situation is resolved, the wedding goes ahead, followed by the wedding night.

Note

This theme had already been treated in a Czech film in two parts under the same title (Dir: Karel Anton, 1926).

Cast

Theodor Pištěk

malíř pokojů Václav Kondelík

Antonie Nedošinská

Bety, Kondelíkova žena

Eva Gerová

Pepička, dcera Kondelíkových

Jiří Dohnal

magistrátní úředník František Vejvara

Saša Rašilov

magistrátní rada Spytihněv Hupner

Růžena Šlemrová

Muknšnáblová

Světla Svozilová

Lotynka, dcera Muknšnáblové

Ferenc Futurista

tovaryš Vopička

Fanda Mrázek

tovaryš Prokop

Marie Grossová

zpěvačka v šantánu

Ljuba Hermanová

zpěvačka a tanečnice v šantánu

František Hlavatý

Vejvarův otec

Bedřich Frank

konceptní praktikant Slavíček

Vladimír Smíchovský

listonoš Kaňka

Eman Fiala

pianista v tanečních

Darja Hajská

služka u Kondelíků Kačenka

Antonín Soukup

kancelářský sluha Šťovíček

Antonín Jirsa

loďkař Klaprštajn

Jarka Pižla

tovaryš u Kondelíka

Hermína Vojtová

host na svatbě

Eliška Jílková

host na svatbě

Vladimír Pospíšil-Born

důstojník, návštěvník kabaretu

Alois Dvorský

pokladník spolku Karafiát

Josef Oliak

hráč mariáše

Filip Balek-Brodský

člen Karafiátu

Břetislav Hrstka

člen Karafiátu

Fráňa Vajner

člen Karafiátu

Jiří Milan

člen Karafiátu

Karel Němec

inspicient na ochotnickém představavení

František Beranský

návštěvník hospody

Červená

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Rudolf Stahl, Karel Melíšek

Based on

Ignát Herrmann (Otec Kondelík a ženich Vejvara – román)

Director of Photography

Karel Degl

Camera Operator

Jaromír Holpuch

Production Designer

Ferdinand Fiala

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Jaroslav Čechura

Production Manager

Josef Koza st.

Cooperation

Antonín Frič (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš

Selected Music

Giuseppe Verdi (Rigoletto /Ó, jak je měnivé/)

Music Performed by

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

Songs

To byl ten nejhezčí valčík (valčík)

Songwriter Josef Dobeš
Writer of Lyrics Karel Melíšek
Singer Marie Grossová

My jsme chytří Pražáci

Singer Ljuba Hermanová

Ó, jak je měnivé

Songwriter Giuseppe Verdi
Singer Saša Rašilov

Dobrú noc, má milá, dobrú noc

Production info

Original Title

Otec Kondelík a ženich Vejvara

Czech Title

Otec Kondelík a ženich Vejvara

English Title

Father Kondelík and the Bridegroom Vejvara

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Production specifications

start of filming 10 July 1937
end of filming 12 August 1937
date of censorship 11/1937
projection approval 11 October 1945 (konec povolení k promítání 11. 10. 1947)
projection approval 1947 (neschváleno do distribuce)

Premiere

premiere 14 January 1938 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Hollywood /2 týdny/ a Praha /2 týdny/, Praha)
renewed premiere 20 October 1945 /suitable for youths/

Production

Koruna

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Koruna (původní 1937), Státní půjčovna filmů (obnovená 1945)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

116 min

Original length in metres

3 299 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Visatone

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Čestný diplom časopisu Filmové listy

1937
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Koruna