Jarka and Věra

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Jarka a Věra

Runtime

86

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production year

1938

Premiere

02.11.1938

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Binovec

Screenplay

František Čáp, Rudolf Madran-Vodička, A. Jevanský

Synopsis

Jarka and Věra are children of the ministerial councillor Pšenička. Jarka prefers sport and a variety of mischievous pranks to schoolwork, and therefore he is still at nineteen in the sixth class at school. His sister Věra is an excellent student, and although younger than Jarka she is already attending the seventh class. However, she willingly takes part in all her brother's wild activities. At the end of the school year Jarka has once again failed and the atmosphere at home is tense. The situation worsens upon the arrival of the rich and strict aunt Klára, who decides to take the upbringing of the children into her own hands during their school vacation. At her country estate Jarka will study and Věra will reflect on marriage. Jarka actually diligently studies under the supervision of the family tutor Mařík. According to plan Věra falls in love, but not with the prearranged suitor, the mine owner Jankovec, but with this very Mařík. Thanks to a little trick on the part of the siblings - the faking of Věra's suicide - aunt Klára is convinced of Mařík's qualities and, on the contrary, of Jankovec's cowardice and limitations. Thus she consents to the engagement. Jarka easily passes his exams and advances to the next level.

Note

The furniture was supplied by the United UP Company.

Cast

Ladislav Pešek

sextán Jarka Pšenička

Eva Gerová

studentka Věra, Jarkova sestra

František Kreuzmann

ministerský rada František Pšenička

Růžena Šlemrová

matka a manželka V.Pšeničková

Jarmila Beránková

Zdenička Opatovická, Věřina spolužačka

Jiří Dohnal

kandidát profesury Stáňa Mařík

Vladimír Hlavatý

kaplan Karel, Stáňův bývalý spolužák

František Paul

majitel dolů ing.Jankovec

Zdeňka Baldová

teta Klára Zakopalová

Karel Černý

továrník Skřivan

Marie Ježková

třídní dívčí septimy zv.Madléna

Josef Hořánek

profesor přírodopisu, třídní sexty

Jindřich Fiala

profesor latiny

Majva Červená

studentka Vyhnálková

Nora Cífková

septimánka

Josef Kemr

sextán Skřivan, syn továrníka

Karel Veverka

sekční šéf Kouřimský

Slávka Doležalová

služka u Pšeničků Běta

Ladislav Janeček

sluha u továrníka Skřivana

Fráňa Vajner

cestující ve vlaku

Eliška Jílková

paní důchodní

Jiří Schreinzer

host na večírku

Wanda Vodičková

host na večírku

Josef Prček

bělovlasý pán na večírku

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Václav Štrup

Based on

Eduard Kučera (Jarka a Věra – román)

Screenplay

František Čáp, Rudolf Madran-Vodička, A. Jevanský

Camera

Jan Roth

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Jan Sinnreich

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš

Songs

Poslední valčík, Budem' žít, Máňo, Máňo

Songwriter

Josef Dobeš (Poslední valčík)

Production info

Original Title

Jarka a Věra

English Title

Jarka and Věra

Copyright

1938

Production Year

1938

Premiere

02.11.1938

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lucernafilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech