Liduška and Her Musician

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1940

Production year

1940

Premiere

7 June 1940

Runtime

97 min

Director

Martin Frič

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Muzikantská Liduška

Czech title

Muzikantská Liduška

English title

Liduška and Her Musician

Parallel title

Die Musikantenbraut

Synopsis

Wealthy farmer Staněk and his family move to a small village. Their daughter Liduška falls in love with the violinist Toník but her parents do not agree to the match and find her a bridegroom themselves in the son of the local woman Krejzová. Liduška rejects Krejza but her parents still set a date for the wedding. Liduška is determined to run off with Toník but when she discovers he is to be called up, her despair drives her to marry Krejza. Toník manages to discharge himself from the army but the Staněks won't let him near their daughter. During the wedding Toník plays for Liduška in the church for the last time and runs out of the village. Liduška, touched by his music, declares at the altar that she was forced into the marriage. Her search for Toník, however, is futile. She travels from one village dance to the next, she becomes wretched and her plight begins to affect her mind. Her parents realise that they had harmed their daughter but it is too late to help her. Only the herbalist Frantina is able to end Liduška's suffering when she brings Toník to her. Liduška's great joy brings her back to health and the old Staněk no longer try to prevent her wedding with Toník.

Note

The performance of the film was held on the 6th of July 1940 on the festival Filmové žně in Zlín.

Cast

Gustav Hilmar

sedlák Staněk

Marie Blažková

Veronika, Staňkova žena

Jiřina Štěpničková

Liduška, dcera Staňkových

Hermína Vojtová

statkářka Krejzová

Vilém Pfeiffer

syn Krejzové

Ella Nollová

kořenářka Frantina

Karel Černý

klarinetista Jaroš

Gustav Nezval

houslista Toník, Jarošův syn

Jaroslav Marvan

fagotista Liška

Eman Fiala

basista Chomelka

Josef Příhoda

trumpetista Kalina

Alois Dvorský

klarinetista

Ludvík Veverka

pozounista Honza Lahoza

Vojta Merten

valdhornista Homolka

Ferenc Futurista

c.a k.sanytrník Souček

Vladimír Hlavatý

tulák Klusoň

Naděžda Vladyková

venkovské děvče Mařenka

Stanislav Neumann

vesnický blázen Zlatý ženich

Jiří Fiala

učitel a varhaník Popelka

Gabriel Hart

Vočko, pomocník sanytrníka

Antonín Jirsa

Harhule, pomocník sanytrníka

Eduard Ševčík

sedlák v kostele

Antonín Soukup

hostinský

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Assistant Director

Eduard Šimáček

Based on

Vítězslav Hálek (Muzikantská Liduška – povídka)

Screenplay

Karel Steklý

Director of Photography

Jan Roth

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Art Director

Adolf Wenig

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Antonín Rambousek

Production Manager

J. Jonáš, Václav Dražil

Consultant

Karel Hašler

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Fiala

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K., Karel Šroubek /houslové sólo/

Choreographer

Joe Jenčík

Songs

Lásko, bože lásko

Songwriter Jiří Fiala

Těžko mě maminka vychovala

Singer sbor

Kdybys měla, má panenko, sto ovec

Smutno je mi, smutno

Singer mužský sbor

Production info

Original Title

Muzikantská Liduška

Czech Title

Muzikantská Liduška

English Title

Liduška and Her Musician

Parallel Title

Die Musikantenbraut

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1940

Production Year

1940

Production specifications

date of censorship 4 June 1940 (kulturně-výchovný)

Premiere

premiere 7 June 1940 /suitable for youths/ (kina Blaník /5 týdnů/ a Světozor /6½ týdne/, Praha)
festival premiere 6 July 1940 (1. Filmové žně 1940 Zlín)

Production

Lloyd

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

FAB Hostivař

Distribution

Lloyd

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

97 min

Original length in metres

2 768 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, German

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Národní ceny za umění filmové

1940
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Jiřina Štěpničková

Vítěz

Event: Národní ceny za umění filmové

1940
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Martin Frič

Vítěz

Event: Cena země České za rok 1939

1940
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Martin Frič

Vítěz

Festival: 1. Filmové žně 1940 Zlín

1940
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Lloyd

Vítěz

Event: Ceny ministra průmyslu, obchodu a živností

1940
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Lloyd