Love and People

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

Premiere

25 December 1937

Runtime

99 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Láska a lidé

Czech title

Láska a lidé

English title

Love and People

Synopsis

Design engineer Viktor Kovařík and racing-driver Jan Horn are close colleagues and also good friends. Their love for the same girl, however, places them on opposing sides. Anna shows a preference for Viktor and the distraught Jan initially tries to break up the union but he finally manages to suppress his pain and remains friends with both of them, now newly-weds. The Horn-Kovařík duo take part in another race but are involved in an accident. Horn gets away with light injuries but his colleague remains in a wheelchair. Viktor finds it difficult to come to terms with his predicament and his inactivity makes him increasingly uneasy. He is most afraid of restricting his young wife. While Anna refuses the freedom he offers her, Viktor begins acting suspiciously towards her and she finds refuge in Jan's company. After a while she realises that she is not indifferent to Jan's enduring love for her and she insists that he stop coming to visit their house. Anna's husband understands her grief and himself suggests that she goes to support Horn at a race in his stead. While the happy couple are celebrating Horn's victory, Viktor commits suicide.

Cast

Karel Beníško

konstruktér Viktor Kovařík

Mirko Eliáš

automobilový závodník Jan Horn

Marie Glázrová

Anna Hošková

Božena Šustrová

Jiřina Hošková, sestra Anny

Jindřich Plachta

generální ředitel automobilky James Brown

Karel Jičínský

ředitel automobilové továrny

Stanislav Neumann

reportér Jan Lněnička

Jaroslav Průcha

montér v továrně Vejvoda

Jan W. Speerger

sekretář Mr.Browna

Ladislav Kulhánek

kontrolní lékař nemocenské pojišťovny

Vladimír Řepa

lékař pojišťovny, soudní znalec

Karel Veverka

primář nemocnice

Vlasta Petrovičová

nemocniční sestra

Ota Motyčka

zástupce pojišťovny

Robert Ford

sekretář ředitele továrny

Ferry Seidl

mechanik

Vladimír Smíchovský

vrátný v továrně

Alfred Baštýř

poslanec Kramer

Doďa Pražský

rozhlasový reportér

Václav Kubásek

vyšetřující komisař

Josef Oliak

host v Autoklubu

Stanislava Strobachová

host v Autoklubu

Miloš Šubrt

host v Autoklubu

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jaroslav Martínek

Director of Photography

Josef Rudolf Zika, Arkadij Osadčij

Production Designer

Ferdinand Fiala

Sound Designer

František Utěšil

Production Manager

Antonín Vlas

Unit Production Manager

Josef Zezulka

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Fiala

Production info

Original Title

Láska a lidé

Czech Title

Láska a lidé

English Title

Love and People

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Production specifications

date of censorship 09/1937

Premiere

premiere 25 December 1937 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Bruska /1 týden/, Kapitol /1 týden/, Maják /1 týden/, Radio /1 týden/, Svět /1 týden/ a Světovid /1 týden/, Praha)

Production

Favoritfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Favorit Holešovice

Distribution

Favoritfilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

99 min

Original length in metres

2 825 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Union-Vox

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Odměny ministra průmyslu, obchodu a živností

1937
Praha / Czechoslovakia