Liduška and Her Musician

drama

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Muzikantská Liduška

Runtime

97 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1940

Production year

1940

Language version

Czech

Director

Martin Frič

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.

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

Jaroslav Vojta

rychtář

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

Otto Čermák

farář

Viktor Nejedlý

venkovan

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

Camera

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)

Songs

Lásko, bože lásko, Těžko mě maminka vychovala, Kdybys měla, má panenko, sto ovec, Smutno je mi, smutno

Singer

sbor (Těžko mě maminka vychovala), mužský sbor (Smutno je mi, smutno)

Choreographer

Joe Jenčík

Production info

Original Title

Muzikantská Liduška

English Title

Liduška and Her Musician

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1940

Production Year

1940

Production

Lloyd

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lloyd

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

97 min

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Ceny ministra průmyslu, obchodu a živností

1940
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Lloyd

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: Filmové žně 1940 Zlín

1940
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Lloyd