The White Yacht in Split

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1939

Production year

1939

Premiere

25 August 1939

Runtime

80 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Bílá jachta ve Splitu

Czech title

Bílá jachta ve Splitu

English title

The White Yacht in Split

Working title

Americká jachta ve Splitu

Synopsis

In a castle in Split there lives the widowed Countess de Milesi, her only son Keko and the countess's two brothers-in-law, loafers and good-for-nothings. Keko works for the pleasure of it on chemical experiments, but otherwise everyone depends on the family fortune. The countess and her young attendant Dzhidzheta hide from everyone, and especially from Keko, the absolutely catastrophic state of their finances. The countess hopes she will succeed in borrowing more money. Her priceless painting will have to serve as collateral. She does not suspect that the underhanded framer has substituted a copy in its place. The yacht of the wealthy Tudor family sails into the harbor. The head of the family had once been in love with the countess many years ago. By chance Keko meets his daughter Phoebe and their flirtatiousness grows into love. The young man forgets his long-standing relationship with Dzhidzheta. Tudor, who discovers the substitution of the painting, buys the original and secretly returns it to the countess. When he finds out that his daughter is in love with an engaged man, he has a talk with her and Phoebe breaks with Keko. The white yacht sails off. Keko's invention is a success and the financial situation now enables he and Dzhidzheta to be married.

Cast

Leopolda Dostalová

hraběnka Kate de Milesi

Antonín Novotný

hrabě Keko de Milesi, hraběnčin syn

Theodor Pištěk

americký podnikatel Mario Tudor

Jiřina Sedláčková

Phoebe, Tudorova dcera

Nancy Rubensová

Džidžeta Dundová, hraběnčina společnice

Čeněk Šlégl

hrabě Mome, hraběnčin švagr

Jaroslav Marvan

hrabě Rudže, hraběnčin švagr

Marie Grossová

Anny, Phoebina společnice

Zvonimir Rogoz

americký podnikatel Lee Prentice, Phoebin snoubenec

Anna Melíšková

ovocnářka Jako, Džidžetina teta

Bedřich Vrbský

lichvář Barna

František Paul

chemik inženýr Sekulič

Ladislav Hemmer

sňatkový podvodník Perroti

František Kovářík

podivín-detektiv

Jiří Hron

Jim, Tudorův sluha a řidič

Hermína Vojtová

žena z lidu Marfa

Ota Motyčka

rámař Petrinovič

Antonín Jirsa

vinárník

Přemysl Pražský

znalec obrazů

Jan Černý

znalec obrazů

Marie Svobodová

komorná u hraběnky

Jindřich Fiala

zákazník na tržišti

Josef Zezulka

strážník

Bohumil Langer

host ve vinárně

Josef Kemr

kluk na tržišti

Václav Bláha

hudebník na jachtě

Bohumil Klemr

hudebník na jachtě

Setleři

pěvecký sbor

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Josef Zezulka

Based on

Milan Begovič (Americká jachta ve Splitu – povídka)

Director of Photography

Jaroslav Tuzar

Camera Operator

Jaromír Holpuch

Production Designer

Bohumil Heš

Set Designer

Rudolf Žák

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Emanuel Formánek

Production Manager

František Jerhot

Cooperation

Antonín Frič (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš

Music Performed by

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

Songs

Mám rád moře

Songwriter Josef Dobeš
Writer of Lyrics Ladislav Brom
Singer SetleřiAntonín Novotný [dab]Oldřich Kovář

Snad jedenkrát měl jsem tě rád

Songwriter Josef Dobeš
Writer of Lyrics Ladislav Brom
Singer Tino MuffSetleři

Kamarád vítr

Songwriter Václav Bláha
Writer of Lyrics Ladislav Brom
Singer Tino Muff

Production info

Original Title

Bílá jachta ve Splitu

Czech Title

Bílá jachta ve Splitu

English Title

The White Yacht in Split

Working Title

Americká jachta ve Splitu

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1939

Production Year

1939

Production specifications

date of censorship 08/1939

Premiere

premiere 25 August 1939 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Adrie /1 týden/, Letka /1 týden/ a Máj /1 týden/, Praha)

Production

Sun

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Sun

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

80 min

Original length in metres

2 265 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