Girls, Stand Fast!

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Děvčata nedejte se!

Runtime

90

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

Premiere

27.08.1937

Language version

Czech

Director

Hugo Haas, J. A. Holman

Screenplay

Hugo Haas, J. A. Holman

Screenstory

Hugo Haas, J. A. Holman

Synopsis

Emanuel Pokorný lives in modest circumstances in a boarding house in the suburbs because he does not have a job. Roubal, a former fellow student, recommends Emanuel for the post of teacher at a provincial girl's boarding school. Single mother Lidka has found work and has asked her ex-lover and the father of the child, Jiří, to look after it for a few days. Jiří, who lives in the same boarding house as Emanuel, prizes his freedom and wants to get rid of the baby. So he puts it in Emanuel's bed and disappears. Emanuel, surprised, does not have time to go searching for the child's parents because he is busy looking after it. The next day he goes to the girls' school for an interview. Because of his spotless record, he gets the teaching job. He smuggles the baby secretly into his quarters in a basket. The students he teaches get the impression that he does not live alone. His secret is discovered by Vlasta who is secretly in love with Emanuel. The girls decide to help Emanuel. But the principal finds out about it and Emanuel is dismissed. At the last moment the baby's mother Lidka appears, and everything is explained. But Emanuel finds he cannot live without the baby, so he asks for Lidka's hand and she gladly accepts.

Note

The film was inspired by the French film Le Mioche, made in 1936 by the director Léonide Moguy. It is not clear how closely the films are related. Czech sources do not mention the connection. The information comes from the Catalogue des films français de long métrage 1929–1939 (Cinemathèque Royale de Belgique, 1975).

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Cast

Hugo Haas

profesor Emanuel Pokorný

Adina Mandlová

žačka v internátě Vlasta

Erna Ženíšková

svobodná matka Lidka

Světla Svozilová

vychovatelka v internátě slečna Klotylda

Leopolda Dostalová

ředitelka dívčího internátu

Ladislav Boháč

Jiří, otec malé Jany

Jiří Dohnal

Karel, Jiřího přítel

Stanislav Neumann

podomek v penzionu Josef

Jan Pivec

Václav Roubal

Rudolf Deyl st.

rada Roubal, Václavův strýc

Milada Horutová

obuvníkova dcera

Vladimír Majer

zápasník pan Pápěrka, soused Pokorného

Milka Balek-Brodská

majitelka penzionu Straková

Jana Ženíšková

Janička, dcera Lidky

Karel Švanda

obchodník

Vilém Pruner

malíř

Emil Dlesk

policejní komisař

Karel Veverka

zahradník

Milena Velíšková

žačka M. 2

Sylva Langová

žačka M. 1

Zorka Janů

žačka B.

Bobina Prošková

žačka N.

Eva Prchlíková

žačka E.

Julie Ženíšková

Machoňová, žačka W.

Grossová

žačka

Šetková

žačka

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Václav Dražil

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Production Manager

Pavel Podolier

Music

Music Composed by

Julius Kalaš

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Songs

Děvčata, nedejte se!

Songwriter

Julius Kalaš (Děvčata, nedejte se!), Jaroslav Mottl (Děvčata, nedejte se!)

Writer of Lyrics

Jaroslav Mottl (Děvčata, nedejte se! – píseň)

Singer

Jiřina Steimarová (Děvčata, nedejte se!), dívčí sbor (Děvčata, nedejte se!)

Production info

Original Title

Děvčata nedejte se!

English Title

Girls, Stand Fast!

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Premiere

27.08.1937

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Slavia-film

Technical info

Versions

Czech