Please, Sir!

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1940

Production year

1940

Premiere

13 September 1940

Runtime

76 min

Director

Gina Hašler

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Prosím pane profesore!

Czech title

Prosím pane profesore!

English title

Please, Sir!

Parallel title

Bitte, Herr Professor

Working title

Bílá klec

Synopsis

A new student called Šmolka begins classes in the top form of a Prague secondary school. Both pupils and teachers are enchanted by this sincere boy's talents. Only strict professor Hladík takes a dislike to him after a minor difference of opinion. Šmolka also takes the side of his classmate Zemancová when the class bully Vobořil tries to make fun of her in front of the whole class. Shown up in front of his mates, Vobořil plans his revenge: he places his wallet in Šmolka's top pocket and announces to professor Hladík that he has lost it. Hladík finds the wallet and proposes that Šmolka be expelled. The class, however, does not believe that Šmolka is guilty and suspects Vobořil of the intrigue. During a school outing to an ironworks Vobořil is seriously injured. A rapid blood transfusion saves his life. When the young boy finds out that it was Šmolka who gave his blood, he is ashamed of his behaviour and publicly confesses to his misdemeanour. These events also significantly improve Hladík's relationship with his pupils.

Cast

Theodor Pištěk

profesor dějepisu Hladík zvaný Ivan Hrozný

Jiří Vondrovič

student Jaroslav Šmolka

R. A. Strejka

student Jaromír Tureček

Rudolf Hrušínský

student Antonín Vobořil

František Roland

ředitel ústavu Šaman

Karel Černý

stavitel Ing. Šmolka, Jaroslavův otec

Jarmila Beránková

Věra Skalská, snoubenka Ing. Šmolky

Jára Kohout

Emanuel Skalský, Věřin otec

Hermína Vojtová

Věřina matka

Raoul Schránil

Karel, Věřin milý

Ella Nollová

Hladíkova žena

Vladimír Salač

syn Hladíkových

Eva Matoušková

dcera Hladíkových

Karel Hradilák

třídní oktávy profesor Mařík

Stanislav Neumann

profesor češtiny Fikejz

Rudolf Hrušínský st.

profesor tělocviku Bucháček

František Černý

profesor přírodopisu Huňák

Alois Dvorský

profesor latiny

Bolek Prchal

profesor matematiky

Stella Májová

studentka Jiřina Zemancová

Miroslav Koudelka

student Karel Paul

Eva Šenková

studentka Olinka Vítková

Josef Kemr

student Myšák

Světla Svozilová

matka studenta Turečka

Anna Letenská

matka studenta Myšáka

Antonín Jedlička

kvartán Moravec

Milka Balek-Brodská

matka kvartána Moravce

Karel Šašek

student Josef Šmejkal

Václav Voska

student Jetelík

Zbyšek Olšovský

student Kapička

Slávka Rosenbergová

služka Anežka

Jiří Hron

řidič Václav

Václav Mlčkovský

advokát JUDr. A. Vopálenský

Jindřich Polák (2)

primář nemocnice

Majva Červená

sestra v nemocnici

Charlotta Tremlová

Crew and creators

Director

Gina Hašler

Assistant Director

Jindřich Fiala, Antonín Drvota

Screenstory

J. V. Vichovský

Based on

Otto Jun (Prosím pane profesore! – román z časopisu Hvězda)

Director of Photography

Jaroslav Tuzar

Camera Operator

Jaromír Holpuch

Production Designer

Bohumil Heš

Set Designer

František Suchý

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Emanuel Formánek

Production Manager

Josef Beran

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš

Songs

My jsme páni oktaváni

Songwriter Josef Dobeš
Writer of Lyrics František Kudrna
Singer sbor

Píseň mládí

Songwriter Josef Dobeš
Writer of Lyrics František Kudrna
Singer sbor

Production info

Original Title

Prosím pane profesore!

Czech Title

Prosím pane profesore!

English Title

Please, Sir!

Parallel Title

Bitte, Herr Professor

Working Title

Bílá klec

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1940

Production Year

1940

Production specifications

date of censorship 14 September 1940 (kulturně-výchovný)

Premiere

premiere 13 September 1940 /suitable for youths/ (kina Blaník /2 týdny/ a Juliš /2 týdny/, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Foja Radlice

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

76 min

Original length in metres

2 700 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Visatone

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech, German