The Last Inhabitant of Podskalí

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Poslední Podskalák

Runtime

93

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1940

Production year

1940

Premiere

18.10.1940

Language version

Czech

Director

Jan Sviták

Synopsis

Čermák, the owner of a Prague timber firm, orders his son Oldřich from the house for his excesses and fraudulent lifestyle. Oldřich pays him back by robbing the till before he goes and he disappears without trace. Oldřich's young wife dies shortly after giving birth and Čermák turns his attention to bringing up his orphaned grandson. Twenty-five years later Václav has turned into a fine specimen of a man and has become a doctor of law. By this time, however, his grandfather is now left with only half a house to his name, the second half is owned by the builder Král who acquired the property on the basis of an I.O.U. once issued by Oldřich. Král wants Václav to marry his daughter Klára, however, Václav loves Anička, the daughter of the grocer Kalinová. As a junior clerk with the firm representing Král, Václav discovers that the obligation note is false and he forces Král to return it. He thus saves the house from auction and demolition and is able to pay his grandfather back for all his love and care. He also mends his relationship with Anička which had been practically destroyed by Krátká, a gossip-monger.

Cast

Jaroslav Vojta

majitel dřevařské firmy Vácslav Čermák

Karel Hradilák

Oldřich, Čermákův syn

Jiřina Steimarová

Anděla, Oldřichova žena

Jiří Dohnal

JUDr. Václav Čermák, Vácslavův vnuk

Terezie Brzková

hospodyně u Čermáků Běta

Antonie Nedošinská

hokynářka Barbora Kalinová

Jarmila Beránková

Anička, dcera Kalinové

Theodor Pištěk

hlídač Franta Houžvička

Eman Fiala

vorař Antonín Bouška

František Roland

stavitel Král

Anna Steimarová

Králova žena

Jana Ebertová

Klára, dcera Králových

Jan Skála

JUDr. Machač

Lola Skrbková

stenotypistka u JUDr. Machače

Hermína Vojtová

klepna paní Krátká

Vojta Merten

Podskalák

Bedřich Bozděch

Podskalák

Emanuel Hříbal

sváteční rybář

Alois Dvorský

sváteční rybář

Bolek Prchal

strážník

Vladimír Řepa

portýr ve vinárně

Miloslav Svoboda

host ve vinárně

Richter

drožkář

Rudolf Mastník

kaplan

Antonín Jedlička

chlapec rybář

L. Navrátilová

členové spolku Vltavan

Crew and creators

Director

Jan Sviták

Assistant Director

Josef Zezulka

Screenplay

Josef Neuberg

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Set Designer

Ina Žáková

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Emanuel Formánek

Production Manager

Otakar Sedláček

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš

Selected Music

Bedřich Smetana (Má vlast /Vyšehrad/)

Songs

Mám domeček pod skalou /Valčík/, Podskaláček /Polka/, Ó, Velvary, Oldřich a Božena, Letěla bělounká holubička, Ach, není, tu není

Songwriter

Josef Dobeš (Mám domeček pod skalou /Valčík/), Josef Dobeš (Podskaláček /Polka/), lidová píseň (Ó, Velvary), lidová píseň (Letěla bělounká holubička), lidová píseň (Ach, není, tu není)

Writer of Lyrics

Ladislav Brom (Mám domeček pod skalou /Valčík/), Ladislav Brom (Podskaláček /Polka/)

Singer

Theodor Pištěk (Mám domeček pod skalou /Valčík/), Eman Fiala (Mám domeček pod skalou /Valčík/), Theodor Pištěk (Podskaláček /Polka/), Eman Fiala (Podskaláček /Polka/), sbor (Ó, Velvary), Antonie Nedošinská (Oldřich a Božena)

Production info

Original Title

Poslední Podskalák

English Title

The Last Inhabitant of Podskalí

Copyright

1940

Production Year

1940

Premiere

18.10.1940

Production

Brom

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Brom

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Národní ceny za umění filmové

1941
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Theodor Pištěk