Líza Soars to the Skies

melodrama

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Lízin let do nebe

Runtime

103 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

Premiere

12.02.1938

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Binovec

Synopsis

The orphan Eliška Irovská, nicknamed Líza, arrives in her native village of Ptačice. As an orphan she is housed in the local poorhouse and has to go out begging. Her guardian Petr Tumlíř, however, sees that she is competent enough to go to school. Her class teacher is the amiable Karla Sýkorová who was transferred from Prague to Ptačice as punishment. Karla falls in love with Petr Tumlíř and their scorned relationship is a thorn in the side of the local inhabitants. Petr decides to marry Karla immediately after he finishes his law studies. Karla rehearses Cinderella on stage with the local children; Líza in the leading role captures the hearts of the Ptačice villagers. Petr finishes his studies and Karla finds him a job in Prague, with her father's firm. Karla had neglected to mention that she comes from an exceedingly wealthy family. It is during this time that the best girl in the school is to be selected and given a scholarship for a girl's boarding school. To the displeasure of the majority of the councillors, Líza is finally chosen. Thus Petr, Karla and Líza leave Ptačice for a better life elsewhere.

Cast

Zdenka Sulanová

sirotek Eliška Irovská, zvaná Líza

Rolf Wanka

tajemník dr.Petr Tumlíř

Zita Kabátová

učitelka Karla Sýkorová

Jiří Plachý

prezident firmy "Rejma" Sýkora

Růžena Šlemrová

Sýkorova žena, Karlina matka

Bedřich Vrbský

školní inspektor dr.Nečas

Bedřich Veverka

dr.Leiner

Karel Černý

starosta Rejlek

Ella Nollová

Rejlkova žena

Rudolf Hrušínský

syn Rejlkových Jarka

Jaroslav Marvan

místostarosta Brdička

Betty Kysilková

Brdičkova žena

Věra Petáková

dcera Brdičkových Milada

František Kreuzmann

radní Plichta

Milka Balek-Brodská

Plichtova žena

Josef Kemr

syn Plichtových Jůla

Václav Trégl

školník

Jiří Vondrovič

učitel Leština

Fanča Foltová

Leštinova snoubenka

Alois Dvorský

slepý Outrata

Hermína Vojtová

Outratova žena

Josef Hořánek

pan řídící

Theodor Pištěk

radní Mimra, železničář

Karel Veverka

radní Vorlíček

Antonín Kuneš

radní

Jiří Hron

radní

Ludvík Řezníček

hostinský Lahoda

Marie Marková-Nekolová

Lahodova žena Márinka

Jan Černý

učitel

Ladislav Hemmer

dr.Malec

Alois Peterka

Musil, ředitel firmy "Rejma"

Josef Venclů

kapelník

Eman Fiala

učitel

Táňa Kemrová

Novotná, spolužačka Lízy

Helena Vozerovská

Vorlíčková, spolužačka Lízy

Lilian Kafková

Lízina kamarádka, Nanda Krabcová

Josef Příhoda

venkovan

Slávka Doležalová

služka u starostů Anka

Ludvík Kemr

Crew and creators

Based on

Růžena Utěšilová (Líza Irovská – román)

Production Designer

Bohumil Heš

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Production Manager

Karel Šilhánek

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Songs

Ukolébavka, Hraj, srdce, romanci mou, Píseň Popelky

Songwriter

Josef Dobeš (Ukolébavka), Josef Dobeš (Hraj, srdce, romanci mou), Josef Dobeš (Píseň Popelky)

Writer of Lyrics

J. V. Šmejkal (Ukolébavka), J. V. Šmejkal (Hraj, srdce, romanci mou), J. V. Šmejkal (Píseň Popelky)

Singer

Zdenka Sulanová (Ukolébavka), Oldřich Kovář (Hraj, srdce, romanci mou), Zdenka Sulanová (Píseň Popelky)

Production info

Original Title

Lízin let do nebe

English Title

Líza Soars to the Skies

Parallel Title

Líza Irovská

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Premiere

12.02.1938

Production

Europa

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Europa

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

103 min

Versions

Czech