Under One Roof

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production year

1938

Premiere

21 October 1938

Runtime

93 min

Category

film

Genre

romantic

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Pod jednou střechou

Czech title

Pod jednou střechou

English title

Under One Roof

Synopsis

Rudolf Šustera works in his father's construction office. The latter orders his son to tell the bohemian sculptor living in the studio of their house to move out since he has not paid the rent for several years. Rudolf, however, is sympathetic towards the bohemian and even pays his moving expenses. The construction engineer is glad to be rid of his inconvenient tenant until he discovers that the sculptor has found a flat in another of his houses. Šustera is only mollified by the fact that a proper, rent-paying tenant, the flower-seller Julie Novotná, has moved into the vacant studio. He soon learns, however, that Julie and Rudolf are fast growing fond of one another, which angers the father. He persuades the girl to give his son up. The proud Julie immediately moves out of the studio but, due to appalling weather outside, she catches a bad chill. Not even the wise grandmother is able to extinguish the fiery conflict which ensues between father and son because of Julie. Rudolf finds Julie in hospital with pneumonia. His grandmother reminds Šustera that he, too, had married her daughter against his parents' will. The father then regrets his behaviour and, as soon as the girl recovers, he consents to their marriage.

Cast

Theodor Pištěk

stavitel Rudolf Šustera

Jiří Dohnal

Rudolf, Šusterův syn

Hana Vítová

květinářka Julie Novotná

Saša Rašilov

sochař Apolonius Méršvajndl

Růžena Nasková

slepá babička Pavlásková

Jindřich Láznička

exekutor Podrážka

Bedřich Bozděch

domovník Švarcvajs

Ella Nollová

domovnice Slepičková

Slávka Rosenbergová

služka u Šusterů Pepča

Josef Nekvapil

učedník Franta

Václav Menger

soused Pošepný

František Černý

umělec Jakub

Eman Fiala

umělec

Aša Vašátková

lehká holka

Bedřich Frank

stěhovák

Josef Kraus (2)

strážník

Ludmila Burešová

sestra na klinice

Jára Pospíšil

pouliční zpěvák

Nováková

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Otakar Sedláček

Based on

Ignát Herrmann (Pod jednou střechou – povídka)

Director of Photography

Jan Stallich

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Set Designer

Alois Mecera

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Production Manager

Jan Gerstenberger

Unit Production Manager

Otakar Sedláček

Cooperation

Antonín Frič (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Songs

Pod střechami Malé Strany

Songwriter Josef Dobeš
Writer of Lyrics Otakar Hanuš
Singer Jára Pospíšil

Láska, pane bože, láska

Songwriter Josef Dobeš
Writer of Lyrics Otakar Hanuš
Singer Jára Pospíšil

Už mou milou do kostela vedou

Singer Jiří Dohnal

Production info

Original Title

Pod jednou střechou

Czech Title

Pod jednou střechou

English Title

Under One Roof

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

romantic

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production Year

1938

Production specifications

date of censorship 10/1938
projection approval 09/1945 (konec povolení k promítání 6. 8. 1947)
projection approval 1947 (neschváleno do distribuce)

Premiere

premiere 21 October 1938 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Letka /2 týdny/ a Metro /1 týden/, Praha)
renewed premiere 29 September 1945 /suitable for youths/

Production

Reiter

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Reiter (původní 1938), Státní půjčovna filmů (obnovená 1945)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

93 min

Original length in metres

2 630 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Visatone

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech