Army Undefeated

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Neporažená armáda

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production year

1938

Premiere

28.10.1938

Language version

Czech

Director

Jan Bor

Screenplay

A. J. Urban, V. A. Lukáš

Screenstory

A. J. Urban, V. A. Lukáš

Synopsis

The young agricultural worker Jan Aleš from the Šumava mountain region is called up to join the army. He likes his new environment and so he stays on after his service has ended. He is also successful during his entrance exams for the military academy. His best friend at the college is Milan Jurčík who has to force him to go into town on his nights off to keep him away from his books. They make the acquaintance of two girls and Jan falls in love with one of them - Zdenka Jiříkovská, the daughter of an industrialist. The girl returns his feelings but her father will not hear of the match. He has no son but he hopes that his daughter will marry someone who will take care of the factory in the future. Christmas approaches and the soldiers go back to their families. Jan is invited to the Jiříkovskýs. Milan's brother Michal is to return on Christmas Eve from a flying competition abroad. His wife and small son, mother and brother wait in vain for him to come. Michal has been killed in a plane crash. Jan asks to be released from the army so that he can marry Zdenka. A mobilisation is announced and Jan cancels his request. Zdenka is proud of him, as is his future father-in-law. The soldiers must return; although they have yet to see battle, they are fully prepared to defend their country.

Cast

Ladislav Boháč

posluchač vojenské akademie Jan Aleš

Jan Pivec

posluchač akademie Vladimír Boucha

Marie Blažková

Bouchalova matka

František Dibarbora

letec, posluchač vojenské akademie Milan Jurčík

Oľga Borodáčová

vdova Jurčíková, Milanova matka

Andrej Bagar

štábní kapitán Michal Jurčík, bratr Milana

Mária Bancíková

Michalova žena Olga

Ríša Novák

malý Rostislav

Václav Vydra st.

továrník Jiříkovský

Eva Gerová

dcera Jiříkovského Zdenka

Milada Gampeová

teta Jiříkovská

Božena Šustrová

Růžena Králová

Zdeněk Štěpánek

generál, velitel akademie

Karel Postranecký

kapitán, generálův pobočník

Bedřich Vrbský

plukovník

Vladimír Štros

plukovníkův pobočník

Josef Gruss

poručík akademik Novotný

Václav Vydra ml.

posluchač lesnické školy Kareš

Jaroslav Vojta

starosta Vávra

Míla Mellanová

děvče ze střelnice

Jaroslav Průcha

rekrut Dvořák

Vítězslav Boček

kapitán vojenské akademie

František Kreuzmann

kapitán, profesor balistiky na akademii

Gustav Hilmar

kapitán

Josef Rozsíval

profesor akademie

Karel Beníško

letecký instruktor

Karel Dostal

konzul v Egyptě

Josef Sládek

železničář

Jan W. Speerger

majitel střelnice

Marie Podvalová

zpívá árii z Libuše B. Smetany

Jiří Hartman

kadet vytahující vlajku

Crew and creators

Director

Jan Bor

Camera

Jan Roth

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Jan Sinnreich

Music

Music Composed by

Roman Blahník, Karel Hašler

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Songs

Naši kadeti /Pochod/, Zaleť, sokol, bílý pták, Copak je to za vojáka, Ach, synku, synku

Songwriter

Karel Hašler (Naši kadeti /Pochod/), lidová píseň (Zaleť, sokol, bílý pták), Karel Hašler (Copak je to za vojáka), lidová píseň (Ach, synku, synku)

Writer of Lyrics

Karel Hašler (Copak je to za vojáka)

Singer

František Dibarbora (Zaleť, sokol, bílý pták), Božena Šustrová (Copak je to za vojáka), mužský sbor (Copak je to za vojáka)

Production info

Original Title

Neporažená armáda

English Title

Army Undefeated

Copyright

1938

Production Year

1938

Premiere

28.10.1938

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lucernafilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech