Changing Wind

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Jiný vzduch

Runtime

83

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1939

Production year

1939

Premiere

13.10.1939

Language version

Czech

Director

Martin Frič

Screenplay

Václav Wasserman, Vilém Werner (dialogy)

Synopsis

Helena Elisová studies at the conservatory. She is assured of her talent by the lodger Viták, an unsuccessful actor who is trying to woo her, and he rebukes her father for having forfeited his inheritance from his cousin in Hamburg. Mr. Elis earns a living from painting adverts and his family lives modestly. His cousin's son, Prokop, comes to Prague and should stay at the Elis'. He catches up with the family at The Palms Inn where Viták has contracted Helena for a public performance, though he knows that as a student she is not allowed to perform. Prokop financially supports Elis so that he can dedicate himself to his artistic work. Viták moves out but often sees Elis and incites him against Prokop. Helena is expelled from school. She hesitates as to whether she should give her preference to Viták and the theatre or to Prokop who has dissuaded her from the theatre. Eventually she escapes Viták's snares and accepts Prokop's birthday present and invitation to a concert. Viták urges Elis to kill Prokop and thus obtain the inheritance. Elis brusquely throws him out of his house. The happy Helena returns from the concert with Prokop. During the tones of Smetana's music Helena realises that she loves Prokop.

Cast

František Smolík

akademický malíř František Elis

Zdeňka Baldová

Elisova žena

Hana Vítová

Helena, dcera Elisových

Ladislav Boháč

ing. Prokop, syn Elisova bratrance

František Kreuzmann

herec a režisér Emil Viták

Vojta Novák

profesor dramatické konzervatoře Vácha

František Černý

tlustý automobilista

Jan Černý

vrchní

Jan W. Speerger

dělník na stavbě

Julius Kalaš

profesor hudby

Růžena Kurelová

divačka na koncertu

Rafael Kubelík

dirigent

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Assistant Director

Eduard Šimáček

Based on

Matěj Anastazia Šimáček (Jiný vzduch – divadelní hra)

Screenplay

Václav Wasserman, Vilém Werner (dialogy)

Camera Operator

Jaromír Holpuch

Production Designer

Karel Petr Adam

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Production Manager

Jan Sinnreich

Unit Production Manager

Eduard Šimáček

Cooperation

F. X. Mlejnek

Music

Music Composed by

Julius Kalaš

Selected Music

Bedřich Smetana (Má vlast /Vltava/), Bedřich Smetana (Má vlast /Z českých luhů a hájů/)

Music Performed by

Česká filharmonie

Music Conducted by

Rafael Kubelík (Česká filharmonie)

Songs

Píseň o Praze, Pověz, pověz, kudy cestička

Songwriter

Julius Kalaš (Píseň o Praze), Julius Kalaš (Pověz, pověz, kudy cestička)

Writer of Lyrics

Karel Hrnčíř (Píseň o Praze), Karel Hrnčíř (Pověz, pověz, kudy cestička)

Singer

Oldřich Kovář (Píseň o Praze), Hana Vítová (Pověz, pověz, kudy cestička)

Production info

Original Title

Jiný vzduch

English Title

Changing Wind

Copyright

1939

Production Year

1939

Premiere

13.10.1939

Production

Ufa

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Ufa

Technical info

Versions

Czech