White Crow

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production year

1938

Premiere

9 September 1938

Runtime

112 min

Category

film

Genre

music, comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Bílá vrána

Czech title

Bílá vrána

English title

White Crow

Synopsis

Dubanský, the indebted owner of a castle, sees the marriage of his daughter Jana with the son of his childhood friend Bernard, now a millionaire, as the only way out of his debts. Without the young people knowing each other, the arranged marriage is against both of their wishes. Dubanský himself marries a swindler who passes herself off as a rich American, and they leave on their honeymoon to the Tatras. In the meantime the enterprising staff let the castle under the title Bílá vrána (The White Crow) to guests of the resort. Jana Dubanská works here as a chambermaid and hires herself out as an attendant to a millionaire who keeps his identity a secret. Filomen Dubanský in the end must sell the castle to an unknown buyer. He also discovers that his wife is a cheat and so is pleased when she is carried off to jail. The congenial millionaire's son André asks daughter Jana's hand in marriage and gives her as a wedding gift the former castle of her father.

Cast

Jindřich Plachta

majitel zámku Filomen Dubanský

Adina Mandlová

Jana Dubanská, dcera majitele zámku

František Krištof-Veselý

komorník u Dubanského Jindřich Sháněl

Stanislav Strnad (herec)

průmyslník dr. André Bernard, alias Jiří Belan

Růžena Šlemrová

Lucie Boučková, choť obchodního rady

Aša Vašátková

Jarmila Boučková, dcera

Raoul Schránil

podvodník Karel Bulan

Světla Svozilová

Marcela Havlíková, Bulanova společnice

Eva Gerová

agentka Eva Dušková, později pokojská

Hermína Vojtová

matka Evy Duškové

Jára Kohout

kuchař a bývalý hoteliér Petr Konvalinka

Sláva Grossmann

bankéř Bursík

Ella Nollová

bytná Evy

Jan W. Speerger

zahradník u Dubanského

Slávka Rosenbergová

host v penzionu

Dagmar Appelová

dcera dámy v penzionu

Věra Skalská

dívka v baru

Julius Baťha

člen kolaudační komise

Robert Ford

ředitel hotelu

Jiří Hron

novomanžel Richard Moudrý

Jan Černý

dražitel

Alois Peterka

dražitel

Bolek Prchal

policejní inspektor

Miloš Šubrt

otec Evy Duškové

Stanislav Bláha

Bursíkův společník

Václav Mlčkovský

ředitel baru

Josef Venclů

houslista

Richard Záhorský

číšník v baru

Karel Postranecký

osobní tajemník dr. Bernarda

Ferry Seidl

člen kolaudační komise

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Antonín Kubový, Rudolf Stahl

Based on

Bedřich Šulc (Bílá vrána – opereta), František Ketzek (Bílá vrána – opereta)

Director of Photography

Jan Roth

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Jan Sinnreich

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Kumok

Selected Music

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (Svatební pochod)

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K. (Music Conducted by Josef Dobeš),

Songs

Kamarádi, hlavy vzhůru (pochod)

Songwriter Josef Kumok
Writer of Lyrics František KetzekBedřich Šulc
Singer sbor

Od všeho kousek (tango)

Songwriter Josef Kumok
Writer of Lyrics František KetzekBedřich Šulc
Singer František Krištof-Veselý

Když si bere chudý chudou (valčík)

Songwriter Josef Kumok
Writer of Lyrics František KetzekBedřich Šulc
Singer František Krištof-VeselýEva Gérovásbor

Už je mi šestnáct pryč (tango)

Songwriter Josef Kumok
Writer of Lyrics František KetzekBedřich Šulc
Singer Jindřich Plachta [dab]

Bílá vrána (fox)

Songwriter Josef Kumok
Writer of Lyrics František KetzekBedřich Šulc
Singer František Krištof-Veselý

Production info

Original Title

Bílá vrána

Czech Title

Bílá vrána

English Title

White Crow

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

music, comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production Year

1938

Production specifications

date of censorship 08/1938

Premiere

premiere 9 September 1938 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Juliš /2 týdny/ a Světozor /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Elekta

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

Elekta

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

112 min

Original length in metres

3 200 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,33

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech