Finally Alone

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1940

Production year

1940

Premiere

5 July 1940

Runtime

86 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Konečně sami

Czech title

Konečně sami

English title

Finally Alone

Synopsis

Marta Hábová marries the young doctor Petr Dvořák. Her widowed mother is wealthy and kind, but absent-minded. Immediately after the wedding ceremony the newlyweds leave for Venice. On the border, however, they are put off the train because they did not declare at customs the items that the mother-in-law had secretly included in their luggage. Burglars are caught in Mrs. Hábová's villa. She reports as stolen even the items that she has packed in the young couple's suitcases. After their arrival in Venice they are arrested for theft on a summons from Prague. Before everything can be cleared up, they spend the night in jail. When Mrs. Hábová comes for them, her son-in-law is surly toward her, and after he has an argument with Marta he leaves for Prague. After a while Mrs. Hábová attempts to make peace between them. With good intentions she lies to Petr by telling him that Marta is pregnant. She does not suspect that after the wedding they did not have even one minute alone together. The split between them is consummated in divorce. When the mother learns later from Marta that a wedding night never took place, she comprehends what she has caused. She invites Petr to the mountains to where she and Marta have gone. According to the church they are still husband and wife, and the next day at mass the corresponding numbers of the room written by the porter on the soles of their shoes show that that night they were finally together alone.

Note

The first performance of the film was held on the 3rd of July 1940 on the festival Filmové žně in Zlín.

Cast

Růžena Nasková

Marta Hábová

Nataša Gollová

Marta Dvořáková dcera paní Hábové

Miroslav Homola

MUDr.Petr Dvořák

Jaroslav Marvan

advokát JUDr.Karel Lehovec

Jindřich Plachta

zloděj Vinca Máček

Stanislav Neumann

zloděj Ferda Kalabis

Theodor Pištěk

policejní komisař

Marie Norrová

služka u Hábů Emilka

Vlasta Hrubá

Zdenka, dáma se ztracenou kabelkou

František Filipovský

MUDr.Havránek, Dvořákův kolega

Dano Živojnovič

ředitel hotelu v Benátkách

Marie Blažková

hospodyně u dr.Dvořáka paní Žáková

Bolek Prchal

vrátný na nádraží

Václav Mlčkovský

primář MUDr.Karel Svoboda

Josef Zezulka

průvodčí spacích vozů

Ladislav Janeček

četník na hranicích

Karel Máj

zpívající hotelový podomek

Jaroslav Orlický

recepční úředník v hotelu

Jiří Hron

host na svatbě

Jindřich Fiala

nádražní nosič

Marie Hrdličková

host na svatbě

Vlasta Podrabská

host na svatbě

Marie Oliaková

host v benátském hotelu

Růžena Kurelová

host v benátském hotelu

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

František Milič

Camera Operator

Jaromír Holpuch

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Set Designer

Prokop Pěkný

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Emanuel Formánek

Production Manager

Karel Feix, Karel Šilhánek

Music

Music Composed by

Jára Beneš

Songs

Má píseň nejtišší (Tango), Už mou milou do kostela vedou, Italské milostné písně

Songwriter

Jára Beneš (Má píseň nejtišší (Tango))

Writer of Lyrics

Jaroslav Mottl (Má píseň nejtišší (Tango)), Karel Melíšek (Má píseň nejtišší (Tango))

Singer

Bajo trio (Má píseň nejtišší (Tango)), dětský sbor (Už mou milou do kostela vedou)

Production info

Original Title

Konečně sami

English Title

Finally Alone

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1940

Production Year

1940

Premiere

5 July 1940

Production

Nationalfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Nationalfilm

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

86 min

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: Filmové žně 1940 Zlín

1940
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Nationalfilm