Slávka, Don't Give In!

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production year

1938

Premiere

20 January 1939

Runtime

81 min

Director

Karel Lamač

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Slávko nedej se!

Czech title

Slávko nedej se!

English title

Slávka, Don't Give In!

Synopsis

Pavlovský, a chemist, has a modern-minded and sporty son called Karel, also a chemist, whom he would like to see married. Hence he sends him to his friend Řepa in Kutná Hora, Řepa having a daughter of marriageable age. Miroslava, it turns out, is strictly governed by her conservative parents and has no charm at all. In the family Karel gets to know uncle Ambrož who leads a double life. In the evening he creeps out so he can appear on stage at the local theatre. Karel, bored by Miroslava, goes out with Ambrož to have a night on the town. Because that night he had a bit too much to drink, he somehow ends up sleeping on the chair in Miroslava's bedroom, where next morning he is discovered. Mr Řepa declares that Karel and Miroslava are engaged, before leaving with his wife on a lecture tour. Miroslava is upset that Karel evidently has no desire to marry her. She makes the most of her parents' absence and in a few weeks, with the help of exercise, a hairdresser and new clothes, she transforms herself into a modern girl by the name of Slávka. Her parents are shocked by the change in her but accept it when they find Karel is now quite prepared to marry her.

Cast

Theodor Pištěk

Zvonimír Řepa, přírodní lékař ze záliby

Anna Letenská

Renata, Řepova žena

Věra Ferbasová

Miroslava, zvaná Slávka, dcera Řepových

Jára Kohout

strýc Ambrož

Antonín Novotný

magistr farmacie Karel Pavlovský

Marie Norrová

studentka a zpěvačka Alena Skalská

Helena Bušová

Eva zvaná Leskulinka

Eva Prchlíková

Věra zvaná Šmudlík

Ella Nollová

papírnice Nováková

Milada Smolíková

soukromnice Bartošová

Eman Fiala

fotograf Silaba

Jindřich Láznička

redaktor Vysekal

Fanda Mrázek

Janda Pilát, herec divadla Komedie

M. D. Ladmanová

vedoucí rytmiky Dagmar

Jaroslav Sobota

asistent oddílu Vysokoškolského sportu

Ota Motyčka

kupec z Malína Louda

František Černý

obchodník z Malína Březina

Josef Příhoda

herec Bulíř

František Paul

uvaděč Vonásek

Josef Zora

nápověda Chudoba

Alois Dvorský

zákazník v lékárně

Karel Kolár

lékárník Bořivoj Pavlovský, Karlův otec

Helena Svirtová

Marijánka, služka u Řepů

Josef Waltner

ředitel operetního divadla

Josef Zezulka

inspicient

Slávka Fenclová

číšnice od Tří kavek a fotomodelka

Ferry Seidl

divák na volejbalu

Jiří Hron

divák na volejbalu

Jan Černý

divák na volejbalu

Crew and creators

Director

Karel Lamač

Assistant Director

Josef Zezulka

Screenstory

J. Oliva

Director of Photography

Ferdinand Pečenka, Otto Heller

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Film Editor

Gina Hašler

Sound Designer

Vilém Taraba

Production Manager

František Jerhot

Music

Music Composed by

Eman Fiala

Songs

Naši dragouni

Songwriter lidová francouzská píseň
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav Mottl
Singer Jára KohoutMarie Norrovámužský sbor

Hrajte tu mou

Songwriter Eman Fiala
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav Mottl
Singer Fanda MrázekMarie Norrová

Já jsem z Kutné hory

Singer Setleři

Veselo je v Kutné Hoře

Songwriter Eman Fiala
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav Mottl
Singer SetleřiJindřich Lásnička

Production info

Original Title

Slávko nedej se!

Czech Title

Slávko nedej se!

English Title

Slávka, Don't Give In!

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production Year

1938

Production specifications

date of censorship 01/1939

Premiere

premiere 20 January 1939 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Máj /2 týdny/ a Ráj /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Meissner

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Meissner

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

81 min

Original length in metres

2 310 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