Jarka and Věra

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production year

1938

Premiere

2 November 1938

Runtime

86 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Jarka a Věra

Czech title

Jarka a Věra

English title

Jarka and Věra

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

Director of Photography

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

Songwriter Josef Dobeš

Budem' žít

Máňo, Máňo

Production info

Original Title

Jarka a Věra

Czech Title

Jarka a Věra

English Title

Jarka and Věra

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production Year

1938

Production specifications

date of censorship 11/1938
projection approval 15 October 1945 (film neschválen do distribuce)

Premiere

premiere 2 November 1938 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Letka /2 týdny/ a Máj /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Lucernafilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

86 min

Original length in metres

2 460 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