The Dragoons of Klatovy

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

Premiere

25 February 1938

Runtime

99 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Klatovští dragouni

Czech title

Klatovští dragouni

English title

The Dragoons of Klatovy

Synopsis

The newlyweds Hanuš return from their wedding with the resolution that there will be no antagonisms and quarrels between them. Their decision, however, does not last even one day. Lily, the wife, runs away from home after the first squabble. During her absence Hanuš's uncle and aunt Růžena come for a visit. Hanuš, to conceal the rift with Lily, introduces to his relatives his cousin Eva from Prague as his wife. Lily misses the train to her parent's place and returns home, where Hanuš must pass her off as his cousin. During this time extensive manoeuvres are taking place in Klatovy and Hanuš must also put up in his villa two officers, Captain Kovalský and Lieutenant Dvořák. Kovalský falls in love with Eva and Lily flirts with Dvořák. Aunt Růžena makes advances at the lieutenant and on account of him wants to divorce her husband after thirty years of marriage. At a party given at the close of the maneuvers Lily reveals the whole ruse. Kovalský is happy that he may woo Eva without any barrier, aunt Růžena reconciles with her husband, and the Hanuš and his wife promise to never argue with each other again.

Note

300 meters of documentary material frmo the military manoueuvers of the Czechoslovak army and cavalry is used in the film.

Cast

Bedřich Veverka

Oldřich Hanuš

Truda Grosslichtová

Lily, Hanušova žena

Zita Kabátová

Eva, Hanušova sestřenice

Jára Pospíšil

kapitán Kovalský

Raoul Schránil

nadporučík Dvořák

Theodor Pištěk

strýc Angelín

Zdeňka Baldová

teta Růžena

Betty Kysilková

kuchařka u Hanušů Fany

Máňa Hanková

komorná Stázi

Eman Fiala

sluha kapitána Kovalského Josef Beránek

Jaroslav Marvan

advokát JUDr. Antonín Chytra

Václav Trégl

obecní zřízenec Jabůrek

Eva Kavanová

přítelkyně Evy

Štefan Munk

zákazník u holiče

Jan Černý

holič Hanák

F. X. Mlejnek

vojenský kuchař

Emil Dlesk

dirigent venkovské kapely

Antonín Jirsa

číšník

Alois Peterka

plukovník

Jiří Schreinzer

důstojník na slavnosti

Jindřich Adolf

host na slavnosti

Karel Štěpánek

taneční mistr

Josef Zeman (herec)

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Jiří Kratina

Based on

Marie Blažková (Rozvod na zkoušku – román)

Director of Photography

Josef Střecha

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Vilém Taraba

Production Manager

Arthur Feist

Music

Music Composed by

Dol Dauber

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Songs

Já vím, já vím, že máš mne rád (polka)

Songwriter Dol Dauber
Writer of Lyrics Daisy Jelenová
Singer Máňa HankováEman Fiala

Krásný sen nechám si zdát

Songwriter Dol Dauber
Writer of Lyrics Daisy Jelenová
Singer Jára PospíšilZita Kabátová

Klatovští dragouni /Můj milý je u dragounů/ (pochod)

Songwriter Jiří Voldán

Tys mě nikdy nemiloval

Production info

Original Title

Klatovští dragouni

Czech Title

Klatovští dragouni

English Title

The Dragoons of Klatovy

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Production specifications

date of censorship 12/1937
projection approval 28 November 1945 (film neschválen do distribuce)

Premiere

premiere 25 February 1938 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Juliš /2 týdny/, Metro /1 týden/ a Praha /1 týden/, Praha)

Production

Dafa

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Dafa

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

99 min

Original length in metres

2 820 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech