Silver Cloud

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production year

1938

Premiere

16 September 1938

Runtime

90 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Stříbrná oblaka

Czech title

Stříbrná oblaka

English title

Silver Cloud

Synopsis

A group of young people return to Prague from Slapy. Only the painter Michal wants to stay on at the log-cabin to work. A young woman he does not know takes refuge there. It is Eva, the daughter of the head of an eye clinic Dr Hostovský who that morning had married her against her will to his assistant Dr Moravec; she had run away. Michal lets her rest at the cabin. Eva returns to her father but rows with him and leaves home for good. She falls in with a band of young artists and students. She becomes close to the careless student Jožka, aware however that it is not true love. After a while Michal, who lives with Jožka, decides to go back to Prague. Jiřina, a girl in the party, tries to shoot Jožka out of jealousy but accidentally wounds Michal gravely. She then kills herself. Michal recovers but begins to lose his sight. Eva, who loves him, selflessly looks after him. Moravec offers to restore Michal's sight by an operation but demands Eva return to him. Eva's father, however, realises his responsibility for the situation. He operates on Michal himself and does not stand in the way of their relationship.

Cast

Jan S. Kolár

profesor Karel Hostovský, přednosta oční kliniky

Marie Blažková

Hostovského žena

Zita Kabátová

Eva, dcera Hostovského, žena Moravcova

Jiří Dohnal

malíř Michal Tesař

Jaroslav Marvan

MUDr. Moravec, Hostovského asistent

Marie Glázrová

úřednice Jiřina Novotná

Helena Bušová

sochařka Helena Šůrová

Theodor Pištěk

lesník Josef Kadlec, Michalův strýc

Ella Nollová

Kadlecova žena

Jiří Steimar

továrník Marat

Marie Grossová

Maratova žena

Ladislav Hemmer

student filozofie Joža Navrátil

Stanislav Neumann

básník Dohnal

Eman Fiala

redaktor a umělecký kritik Dadla

František Kovářík

dr.Trojan, rada v.v.

Jan W. Speerger

nezaměstnaný Honza

Alois Peterka

přítel továrníka Marata

Drahomíra Hůrková

sestra v nemocnici

Josef Kotalík

primář nemocnice

Ferdinand Kohout

řidič MUDr.Moravce

Josef Steigl

Josef Mašek, pacient v nemocnici

Václav Menger

vrátný v nemocnici

Václav Piskáček

nemocniční zřízenec

Bohumil Langer

konstruktér ing.Veselý

Ferry Seidl

host u továrníka Marata

Otto Lampel

pianista

Crew and creators

Based on

Petr Plavec (Stříbrná oblaka – román)

Screenplay

Čeněk Šlégl

Director of Photography

Jan Stallich

Production Designer

Bohumil Heš

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Titles Designed by

Afit

Production Manager

Vladimír Pošusta, Josef Beran

Unit Production Manager

Karel Šilhánek, Josef Zezulka

Music

Music Composed by

Otto Lampel

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.,

Songs

Sedí žáček v první lavici

Songwriter Otto Lampel
Writer of Lyrics Otto Lampel
Singer R. A. StrejkaEmanuel KovaříkOtto Lampel

Stříbrná oblaka

Songwriter Otto Lampel
Writer of Lyrics Otto Lampel
Singer Jiří Dohnal

Nikdy jsem to dosud žádné neřekl

Songwriter Otto Lampel
Writer of Lyrics Otto Lampel
Singer Ladislav Hemmer

Kdepak jsi byl /na nápěv Mnoga ljeta/

Singer sbor

Proč jsi k nám nepřišel

Singer sbor

Vrť sa, dievča

Singer sbor

Production info

Original Title

Stříbrná oblaka

Czech Title

Stříbrná oblaka

English Title

Silver Cloud

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production Year

1938

Production specifications

date of censorship 09/1938

Premiere

premiere 16 September 1938 /unsuitable for youths/ (kino Ráj /4 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Espo

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Foja Radlice

Distribution

Espo

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

90 min

Original length in metres

2 560 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