Our Swaggerers

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

Premiere

4 March 1938

Runtime

97 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Naši furianti

Czech title

Naši furianti

English title

Our Swaggerers

Synopsis

Dubský, the mayor and wealthiest farmer in Honice, has a son called Václav. The chief councillor and equally wealthy farmer Bušek has a daughter, Verunka. The young people are in love and would like to marry. The fathers, however, are stubborn and are constantly arguing with each other. In order to combat the growing number of thefts in the village, a night watchman is to be hired to keep an eye out for trouble. One of the candidates is the retired soldier Bláha whom Dubský supports. His rival is the tailor Fiala who is recommended by Bušek. Fiala's daughter writes a letter threatening arson whose authorship is believed to be that of Bláha. Verunka and Václav are witness to an irreparable act of poaching perpetrated by Verunka's father. When it is discovered who wrote the threatening letter, Bláha is appointed night watchman. The enraged Bušek, however, refuses to give his consent to the young couple's marriage. In despair, Václav decides to join the army. It is only when Bušek faces a prison sentence for poaching that he changes his attitude and he offers his hand in reconciliation to Dubský in front of the other villagers.

Cast

Vydra Václav st.

starosta a sedlák Filip Dubský

Antonie Nedošinská

Marie, Dubského žena

Zdeněk Hora

Václav, syn Dubských

František Havel

dědeček Petr Dubský

Jaroslav Vojta

sedlák a první radní Jakub Bušek

Míla Mellanová

Frantina, Buškova žena

Zlata Hajdúková

Verunka, dcera Buškových

Jindřich Plachta

vysloužilec Valentin Bláha

Jan W. Speerger

vysloužilec Tomášek

Theodor Pištěk

švec Habršperk

Václav Trégl

sedlák Matěj Šumbal

Hermína Vojtová

Marijánka, Šumbalova žena

Ladislav Janeček

Tobiáš, bratr Markytky

František Kovářík

krejčí František Fiala

Lola Skrbková

Terezka, Fialova žena

Eva Svobodová

Kristinka, dcera Fialových

Felix Kühne

hostinský Marek Ehrman

Julius Baťha

závodčí žandarmů

L.H. Struna

chasník Honzík

František Kreuzmann

radní a včelař Šmejkal

Karel Jičínský

radní Václav Kožený

Václav Menger

majitel střelnice

Bolek Prchal

řezník

Josef Steigl

řezník

Josef Mach

čeledín

Josef Kraus

čeledín

Nová

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Josef Zezulka

Based on

Ladislav Stroupežnický (Naši furianti – divadelní hra)

Director of Photography

Karel Degl

Camera Operator

Jaromír Holpuch

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Production Manager

Karel Šilhánek

Cooperation

Antonín Frič (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Jaroslav Křička

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K. (Music Conducted by Rudolf Pekárek)

Songs

Na hranicích města německého

Songwriter František Hais
Writer of Lyrics František Hais
Singer Eva Svobodová

Vzali mě na vojnu

Singer Zdeněk Hora

Já jsem malý mysliveček

Production info

Original Title

Naši furianti

Czech Title

Naši furianti

English Title

Our Swaggerers

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Production specifications

start of filming 11 October 1937
end of filming 15 November 1937
date of censorship 12/1937 (kulturně-výchovný)
projection approval 05/1945 (konec povolení k promítání 31. 5. 1947)

Premiere

premiere 4 March 1938 /suitable for youths/ (kina Hollywood /1 týden/ a Praha /1 týden/, Praha)
renewed premiere 8 June 1945 /suitable for youths/

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

P. D. C. (J. V. Musil) (původní 1938), Státní půjčovna filmů (obnovená 1945)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

97 min

Original length in metres

2 772 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