Věra Lukášová

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1939

Production year

1939

Premiere

29 September 1939

Runtime

92 min

Director

E. F. Burian

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Věra Lukášová

Czech title

Věra Lukášová

English title

Věra Lukášová

Protectorate parallel title

Věra Lukášová

Synopsis

Věra Lukášová lives with her grandmother, who has no comprehension of an adolescent girl's problems. One day Věra finds a serialised story about the love among the Spanish nobility and the battle between good and evil. When the installment ends at the most exciting moment, Věra starts to think of how the story continues. Her imagination is extraordinary. Two balls represent her heroes and they communicate in a language made up of the names of Spanish towns and rivers. In the holidays Jarka, a boy from Prague, sees her playing. He laughs at her, and the magic of imagination instantly vanishes. The two anyway become friends and spend much time talking together. Věra's grandmother meets an old gentleman called Láb and hopes he will have a good influence on the girl. She forces Věra to pay him a visit. The strange man Láb is very fond of prepubescent girls and Věra flees from him in horror. She meets Jarka and tearfully tells him she might have killed Mr Láb. When he grabbed at her dress she pushed him over and he banged his head. Jarka and Věra go to Láb's house and see with relief that the old man is sitting in a chair with a bandaged head. The two young children vow to marry each other when they grow up.

Cast

Jiřina Stránská

Věra Lukášová

Lola Skrbková

Vilemína, Věřina babička

Zdeněk Podlipný

Emerich Láb

Jarmila Bechyňová

Háčinka, Věřina kamarádka

Pavla Machníková

tetička Jarky Kohouta

Zdeňka Podlipná

učitelka Božena Skácelíková

Crew and creators

Director

E. F. Burian

Based on

Božena Benešová (Don Pablo, Don Pedro a Věra Lukášová – román), E. F. Burian (Věra Lukášová – divadelní hra)

Director of Photography

Jan Roth

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Set Designer

Rudolf Žák

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Production Manager

Jan Sinnreich

Cooperation

František Illek (fotograf), Alexandr Paul (fotograf), Willy Ströminger (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

E. F. Burian

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K. (Music Conducted by E. F. Burian), Peškovo kvarteto

Songs

Lidé povídali, že se od hor mračí

Song Composer E. F. Burian
Singer Pavla Machníková

Production info

Original Title

Věra Lukášová

Czech Title

Věra Lukášová

English Title

Věra Lukášová

Protectorate Parallel Title

Věra Lukášová

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1939

Production Year

1939

Production specifications

start of filming 15 June 1939
end of filming 28 June 1939
date of censorship 09/1939 (jen pro česká kina)
date of censorship 1943 (predikát „uznáníhodný film“)
withdrawal from distribution 18 May 1945
projection approval 1 June 1945 (konec povolení k promítání 31. 5. 1946)
projection approval 1946 (konec povolení k promítání 31. 12. 1948)
withdrawal from distribution 15 December 1950
withdrawal from distribution 31 December 1954
withdrawal from distribution 30 June 1990

Premiere

premiere 29 September 1939 /unsuitable for youths/ (kino Aleš /2 týdny/, Praha)
renewed premiere 6 June 1945 /suitable for youths/ (kina Blaník /1 týden/ a Pilotů /1 týden/, Praha)

Production

Elekta (zadavatel), AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Laboratories

AB

Distribution

Elekta (původní 1939), Státní půjčovna filmů (obnovená 1945)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

92 min

Original length in metres

2 620 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

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Anketa deníku Večer – O nejlepší český film roku 1939 a o nejoblíbenější českou filmovou herečku a herce

1940
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Rudolf Hrušínský st.

Vítěz

Event: Anketa deníku Večer – O nejlepší český film roku 1939 a o nejoblíbenější českou filmovou herečku a herce

1940
Praha / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Event: Anketa deníku Večer – O nejlepší český film roku 1939 a o nejoblíbenější českou filmovou herečku a herce

1940
Praha / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Event: Ceny ministra průmyslu, obchodu a živností

1939
Praha / Czechoslovakia
E. F. Burian

Vítěz

Event: Ceny ministra průmyslu, obchodu a živností

1939
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Jan Roth