Mrs Kačka Intervenes

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1939

Production year

1939

Premiere

8 December 1939

Runtime

93 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Paní Kačka zasahuje...

Czech title

Paní Kačka zasahuje...

English title

Mrs Kačka Intervenes

Working title

Kačka Vomáčená

Synopsis

The inhabitants of Řepochrásty are in uproar. A motorway is to pass right by the village and the farmers are afraid of losing some of their fields. The young postmaster explains to them the advantages of new road networks. Mrs Kačka is fond of the postmaster and is keen for him to marry her daughter Mařenka. Mařenka meets a man called Barták on a visit to Prague but does not tell him her real name. When she returns home she doesn't have the courage to admit the truth to him. The letters which arrive for her poste restante in Řepochrásty are picked up by her friend from Prague who has come to visit her. One day Barták comes to Řepochrásty to supervise the work on the motorway. Problems arise as a result of misunderstandings caused by the swapped identities and threaten the smooth path of young love. Then Mrs Kačka steps in and all is happily explained.

Cast

Betty Kysilková

Kateřina Vomáčená

Eman Fiala

Franc, manžel Kateřiny

Hana Vítová

Mařenka, dcera Vomáčených

František Krištof-Veselý

projektant Ing. Barták

Charlotta Tremlová

Lidka Hlaváčková

František Paul

poštmistr Houška

Jaroslav Marvan

starosta Vandas

Marie Nademlejnská

starostova žena

Vojta Merten

řezník Douděra

Miloslav Svoboda

řezníkův syn Josef

Alois Dvorský

výměnkář Hanousek

Ferdinand Kohout

domkář Souček

Marie Svobodová

Pepina, Součkova dcera

Fráňa Vajner

člen výboru pro podporu chudých

Karel Postranecký

šéf projekční kanceláře

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Jiří Kratina

Based on

Antonín Jenne (Kačka Vomáčená – román)

Screenplay

Karel Steklý

Director of Photography

Václav Hanuš

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Set Designer

Prokop Pěkný

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Titles Designed by

J. Pavlovec

Production Manager

Arthur Feist

Cooperation

Willy Ströminger (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Eman Fiala

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K. (Music Conducted by Eman Fiala)

Songs

Ať je to, jak je to

Song Composer Eman Fiala
Writer of Lyrics Miroslav Jaroš
Singer Charlotta Tremlová [dab]

Jen tomu na světě (tango)

Song Composer Eman Fiala
Writer of Lyrics Miroslav Jaroš
Singer Charlotta Tremlová [dab]František Paul

Zapomeň, že už se loučíme

Song Composer Eman Fiala
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav Mottl
Singer Charlotta Tremlová [dab]

Production info

Original Title

Paní Kačka zasahuje...

Czech Title

Paní Kačka zasahuje...

English Title

Mrs Kačka Intervenes

Working Title

Kačka Vomáčená

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1939

Production Year

1939

Production specifications

start of filming 10/1939
end of filming 24 November 1939
date of censorship 12/1939
projection approval 1945 (konec povolení k promítání 1945)

Premiere

premiere 8 December 1939 /suitable for youths/ (kina Světozor /2 týdny/ a Juliš /2 týdny/, Praha)
renewed premiere 1945 /suitable for youths/

Production

Dafa

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

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

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

93 min

Original length in metres

2 640 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