High School Dream

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production year

1938

Premiere

16 September 1938

Runtime

78 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Ideál septimy

Czech title

Ideál septimy

English title

High School Dream

Synopsis

Jindřich Tůma, partner in a store selling "Asana" gas masks, has a very energetic wife who publicizes a vegetarian diet. Tůma expends all his energy in secretly eating meat dishes and solving crossuond puzzles. The real soul of the enterprise is Eng. Ivan Kareš, who also conducts the exercises for the civil defence. During an air-raid exercise on the street he severely reprimands a young girl who has not taken cover. This is Věra, Tůma's niece, who has come from the country to study in Prague. Tůma's son Jirka was to have collected her at the train station, but they missed each other. Věra enters the seventh year of school and soon she is sharing the enthusiasm of her schoolmates for an unknown composer whose pseudonym is Michal Marhan. Kareš is giving a lecture to the seventh year students on civil defence and so he again meets with Věra. Kareš attempts to convince the girls of the necessity of concrete ideals. At the premiere of Marhan's operetta 'Song of Joy' it comes out that the composer is in actuality Kareš. The girls give him an ovation. Deliberately Ivan does not notice Věra, with whom he just recently had a falling out. The obstinate girl decides to leave home. Kareš, however, catches up with the train and comes to Věra's compartment.

Note

The film contains documentary shots of public training by the Civil air-raid defence.

Cast

Jindřich Plachta

Jindřich Tůma, společník firmy „Asana“

Zdeňka Baldová

Nina, Tůmova žena

Jiří Dohnal

Jiří, syn Tůmových

Jiřina Sedláčková

Věra, neteř Tůmových

Gustav Nezval

ing. Ivan Kareš alias skladatel Michal Marhan

Ella Nollová

hospodyně Amálka

Theodor Pištěk

ředitel gymnázia Kubát

Marie Norrová

septimánka Soňa Urbanová

Eman Fiala

Viktor, zákazník firmy Asana

Slávka Rosenbergová

Viktorova žena

Bolek Prchal

strážník

Karel Černý

lékař MUDr. Marek

Oldřich Kovář

tenorista na večírku

Anna Gabrielová

prodavačka v gramofonovém závodě

Hermína Vojtová

profesorka dějepisu

Karel Hradilák

profesor chemie

Vlasta Hrubá

profesorka

Eva Prchlíková

septimánka

Bedřich Bozděch

Kohoutek, zřízenec u firmy Asana

Václav Menger

hajný Kotrč

Milena Velíšková

prodavačka u firmy Asana

Fanča Lopatová

prodavačka u firmy Asana

Antonín Soukup

vousatý zákazník

Alois Peterka

ředitel Salač, společník firmy Asana

Alois Dvorský

divák na premiéře

Filip Balek-Brodský

divák na premiéře

Julius Baťha

ředitel divadla

Miloslav Svoboda

herec v operetě

Fanda Mrázek

herec v operetě

Rudolf Macharovský

baletní mistr

František Říha

průvodčí ve vlaku

Slkotová

Crew and creators

Based on

Jaromíra Hüttlová (Ideál septimy – román)

Director of Photography

Jan Stallich

Camera Operator

Jaromír Holpuch

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Set Designer

Ferdinand Kliment

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Titles Designed by

Afit

Production Manager

Karel Feix

Cooperation

Antonín Frič (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Stelibský

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K. (Music Conducted by Josef Stelibský)

Songs

Hledám štěstí, hledám

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Karel Melíšek
Singer Oldřich Kovář

Co je naše, nedáme

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Karel Melíšek
Singer SetleřiBajo trio

Má malá gejšo, vzpomínej

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Karel Melíšek
Singer Oldřich Kovář

Production info

Original Title

Ideál septimy

Czech Title

Ideál septimy

English Title

High School Dream

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production Year

1938

Production specifications

date of censorship 09/1938
projection approval 27 October 1945 (neschváleno do distribuce)

Premiere

premiere 16 September 1938 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Letka /2 týdny/ a Máj /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Nationalfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Nationalfilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

78 min

Original length in metres

2 210 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