Watchman No. 47

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

Premiere

3 December 1937

Runtime

86 min

Director

Josef Rovenský, Jan Sviták (dokončení)

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Hlídač č. 47

Czech title

Hlídač č. 47

English title

Watchman No. 47

Parallel Title

Hlídač číslo čtyřicet sedm

Synopsis

Young village shopkeeper Ferda Zuska wants to throw himself in front of a train because his girl has married another man. At the last moment he is saved by the railway watchman Douša and his wife Anna. Ferda soon forgets his sorrow and begins to court this Anna. The unsuspecting Douša is the object of laughter for the entire village. In addition, in saving Ferda he slipped on the railway tracks and since that time he has had poor hearing. One day he even discovers to his horror that he has become completely deaf and for this reason he must leave his job. After some time his hearing returns. Douša decides to pretend further that he is deaf to find out what people think of him. Ferda urges Anna to run away with him, and he wants to kill Douša. The broken woman confides in her husband unaware that he is able to hear her. Douša orders her to leave the house, but on the pleas of their child he reverses his decision. The next day he returns to work and forgives his wife, for he realizes that he has neglected her and has paid attention only to his own personal interests. Ferda, in a drunken state, tragically perishes under the tracks of an express train.

Note

After shooting practically the entire film, director Josef Rovenský took ill and Jan Sviták finished the work on the film.

Cast

Jaroslav Průcha

hlídač trati František Douša

Marie Glázrová

Anna, Doušova žena

Karel Veselý (dítě)

Karel, synek Doušových

Ladislav Boháč

kramář Ferda Zuska

František Kovářík

hrobník Zuska, Ferdův otec

Alois Dvorský

truhlář Bertík

Slávka Holakovská

nevěsta Anča Trunečková

Zdeněk Hora

ženich

Václav Menger

host v hospodě

Karel Němec

host v hospodě

Fráňa Vajner

host v hospodě

Jaroslav Bráška

člen lékařské posudkové komise

Jan Černý

člen lékařské posudkové komise

Alois Peterka

člen lékařské posudkové komise

Josef Sládek

železničář

Julius Baťha

lékař

Antonín Šolc

Doušův přítel

Vladimír Smíchovský

Doušův přítel

Viktor Nejedlý

Doušův přítel

Ferdinand Kohout

Doušův přítel

Bedřich Frank

Doušův přítel

Josef Oliak

Doušův přítel

Crew and creators

Director

Josef Rovenský, Jan Sviták (dokončení)

Assistant Director

Rudolf Stahl

Based on

Josef Kopta (Hlídač č. 47 – román)

Production Designer

Ferdinand Fiala

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Production Manager

Karel Šilhánek

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš

Songs

Tam u Královýho Hradce

Singer

Jaroslav Průcha (Tam u Královýho Hradce), mužský sbor (Tam u Královýho Hradce)

Production info

Original Title

Hlídač č. 47

English Title

Watchman No. 47

Parallel Title

Hlídač číslo čtyřicet sedm

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Premiere

3 December 1937

Production

Elekta

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Elekta

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

86 min

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Čestný diplom časopisu Filmové listy

1937
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Elekta