Second Youth

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production year

1938

Premiere

7 October 1938

Runtime

107 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Druhé mládí

Czech title

Druhé mládí

English title

Second Youth

Parallel title

Klekání

Synopsis

On her 40th birthday Mira Tobišová does not receive congratulations from her husband, the fifty-year-old bank manager Mr Tobiš who is warding off the spectre of old age by dalliance with his young lover Helga. Mira suspects what is going on, but chooses to suffer in silence because she still loves her husband. Her daughter Fan, a newly wed, however, does not understand father's behaviour at all and is incensed by it. Fan begins to observe the conduct of her own husband, the secondary school teacher Panýr. Fan fears that he, too, will one day foresake her for a younger woman. She therefore decides to flirt with another man, so that her husband is not so cocksure of her love. Events lead to the collapse of relationships. Fan rows with her father. Tobiš's marriage is on the rocks as well. Tobiš comes to think his lover Helga is deceiving him with another man, even maintaining him on his (Tobiš's) money, and he splits up with her. But straight away he begins an affair with a young shop assistant. Then he crashes his car and winds up in hospital. Mira, ever faithful, hurries to him and spends many days at the hospital checking how he is. Only then does the banker realise how much his marriage is really worth. Fan and her husband also explain everything to each other and nothing now stands in the way of their love.

Cast

Jiří Plachý

bankovní ředitel dr. Fráňa Tobiš

Ema Hrubá

Mira, Tobišova žena

Adina Mandlová

Fan, dcera Tobišových

Jiří Vondrovič

profesor Vojtěch Panýr, Fanin manžel

Růžena Šlemrová

Helena Urbanová, Miřina teta

Vladimír Borský

dr. Jan Kafka

Světla Svozilová

studentka Helga Hyšková

Viktor Dintr

Vasil Ivanovič Mantov, milenec Helgy

Eva Kavanová

filozofka Naušová, Panýrova kolegyně

Božena Šustrová

prodavačka Oldřiška

Betty Kysilková

Sudíková, Oldřiščina matka

Kamila Strnadová

Andula Oplatková, Fanina přítelkyně

Theodor Pištěk

školník Janeba

Ota Motyčka

detektiv Bureš

Josef Kemr

Pepík, Burešův syn

Vlasta Hrubá

panská u Tobišů Baruška

Fanda Mrázek

řidič Václav, Baruščin milý

Karel Černý

MUDr. Lhota

Jiří Hron

profesor

Jindřich Fiala

školní zřízenec

Alois Peterka

host u Miry

Karel Veverka

host u Miry

Marie Oliaková

host u Miry

Dušan Gerši

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Václav Štrup, Jindřich Adolf

Based on

Růžena Utěšilová (Klekání – román)

Director of Photography

Bohumil Vích

Camera Operator

Jaromír Holpuch

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Vilém Taraba

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš

Songs

Večerní klekání

Production info

Original Title

Druhé mládí

Czech Title

Druhé mládí

English Title

Second Youth

Parallel Title

Klekání

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production Year

1938

Production specifications

date of censorship 07/1938

Premiere

premiere 7 October 1938 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Juliš /1 týden/ a Světozor /1 týden/, Praha)

Production

Arko

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Arko

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

107 min

Original length in metres

3 056 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