Widow from the Sky

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

Premiere

22 October 1937

Runtime

104 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Vdovička spadlá s nebe

Czech title

Vdovička spadlá s nebe

English title

Widow from the Sky

Synopsis

Anči Bártová loses her job in an export company and goes into the country to look after the children in an industrialist's family. On the train she meets a singer from Paris, Lu de Mila, who is going to see the parents of her late husband Mirko Severýn who died in an aircrash. Mirko's parents were crushed by news of their son's death and, seeking comfort, had invited Lu de Mila to visit them. Lu does not know Mirko's parents and is bored by the prospect of spending time in the Czech provinces. After meeting Anči she quickly decides that Anči will visit Mirko's parents instead of her. Anči does not agree but Lu de Mila gives her her own papers and disappears. Anči wants to tell Mirko's parents the truth but something unexpected always intervenes. And so she ends up staying until Mirko turns up. He had miraculously survived the aircrash. He initially takes a dim view of Anči, suspecting her to be an unscrupulous fraud, but when she explains everything to him he falls in love with her. He asks Lu de Mila for a divorce, and she tells him their marriage turns out to have been invalid anyway because her first husband, who she thought was dead, also happens to still be alive. Anči and Mirko are then free to travel to Paris for their wedding.

Cast

Věra Ferbasová

úřednice Anči Bártová

Běla Tringlerová

Božka, Ančina přítelkyně

Ella Nollová

Marková, Ančina bytná

Theodor Pištěk

továrník Jan Severýn

Antonie Nedošinská

Mařenka, Severýnova žena

Stanislav Strnad

letec Mirko Severýn

Aša Vašátková

zpěvačka Lu de Mila, vlastním jménem Ludmila Severýnová

Karel Veverka

ředitel likvidujícího závodu F. Rondel

Alois Peterka

strýc Karel, bratr továrníka Severýna

Marie Přikrylová

teta Zuzka, žena Karla Severína

Jiří Vondrovič

bratranec Ota

Oldřich Kovář

bratranec Rudla, zpěvák

Jaroslav Hladík

strýc Viktor

Anna Gabrielová

sestřenice Věra

Pavla Stolzová

teta Olga, sestra Mařenky Severínové

Božena Stehlíčková

sestřenice Květa

Ladislav Janeček

bratranec Emil

Fanča Foltová

příbuzná továrníka Severýna

Karel Postranecký

lékař MUDr. Procházka

Vladimír Smíchovský

průvodčí ve vlaku

Ada Karlovský

František, sluha u Severýnů

Jiří Hron

řidič u Severínů

Zita Lažanská

francouzská služebná u zpěvačky Lu de Mila

Václav Pata

číšník na večírku

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Rudolf Stahl, Ferry Mandaus

Screenstory

Ferry Mandaus

Director of Photography

Jan Roth

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Jaroslav Čechura

Titles Designed by

Lorenc

Production Manager

Karel Šilhánek

Cooperation

Willy Ströminger (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Stelibský

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K. (Music Conducted by Miloš SmatekJosef Stelibský)

Songs

Snad se zas sejdeme

Song Composer Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Karel Melíšek
Singer Oldřich Kovář

Production info

Original Title

Vdovička spadlá s nebe

Czech Title

Vdovička spadlá s nebe

English Title

Widow from the Sky

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Production specifications

start of filming 09/1937
date of censorship 10/1937
end of filming 10/1937
withdrawal from distribution 02/1940
date of censorship 02/1940 (neschváleno do distribuce)
date of censorship 23 April 1942 (neschváleno do distribuce)
projection approval 5 October 1945 (neschváleno do distribuce)

Premiere

premiere 22 October 1937 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Hollywood /2 týdny/, Metro /1 týden/ a Světozor /1 týden/, Praha)

Production

Elekta

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Elekta

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

104 min

Original length in metres

2 960 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