Artur and Leontýna

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1940

Production year

1940

Premiere

16 August 1940

Runtime

84 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Artur a Leontýna

Czech title

Artur a Leontýna

English title

Artur and Leontýna

Parallel title

Artur und Leontine

Synopsis

Artur Drmola is the spoiled son of a rich family who proclaims to one and all that every young woman retains his interest for three months at the longest, and if he were to have a wife it would be no different. One morning the young man, still drunk, meets his old childhood friend Leontýna Sobotová. The young woman reproaches him for his way of life, but Artur does not recall from where she could know him. Leontýna is also from a wealthy family, yet she works in her father's company. Artur's affection for her completely transforms him and he also begins to work in his father's office. His worried mother thinks that something is missing in Artur's life, and she intends to have him married. The Sobota's, however, do not accept her bargaining, for their daughter may select the man she will marry after her own discretion. Clearly Leontýna is pleased with the change in Artur and in the end she actually becomes his wife. The young woman is well aware, however, of Artur's former claim, and she asks him to promise that during the three months he will not touch her and they will be husband and wife formally and only in public. But Artur and Leontýna soon come to understand that they were made for one another.

Note

The first performance of the film was held on the 5th of July 1940 on festival Filmové žně in Zlín.

Cast

Jiří Dohnal

Artur Drmola

Lída Baarová

Leontýna Sobotová

František Smolík

továrník Jakub Drmola, Arturův otec

Zdeňka Baldová

Márinka Drmolová, Arturova matka

Theodor Pištěk

továrník Alexandr Sobota, otec Leontýny

Míla Pačová

Sobotová, matka Leontýny

Zita Kabátová

úřednice Klárka Novotná

Bedřich Veverka

Bohoušek, Arturův přítel

Josef Gruss

Karel Stehlík, Arturův přítel

Stella Májová

Arturova sestra Dolfi

František Paul

prokurista u Drmolů

Hermína Vojtová

teta Fanynka

Marie Norrová

služka u Drmolů Katynka

Václav Trégl

sluha Karásek

František Kovářík

lichvář Fidrmuc

Vlasta Hrubá

služka Terinka

Ota Motyčka

dozorce v čítárně

Bolek Prchal

plavčík

Antonín Soukup

portýr v nočním podniku

Karel Fořt

úředník Prošek

Marie Hrdličková

host v klubu

Jaroslav Orlický

sluha v klubu

Alois Dvorský

návštěvník čítárny

Vlasta Petrovičová

návštěvnice čítárny

Josef Dvorský

ing.Řeřicha, návrhář hraček

Josef Zezulka

host na večírku

František Beranský

nezaměstnaný

Milada Smolíková

učitelka vaření Jaroslava Stránská

Emanuel Hříbal

vrátný v kuchařské škole

Setleři

pěvecký sbor

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

František Milič

Based on

Ignát Herrmann (Artur a Leontýna – román)

Director of Photography

Jan Roth

Camera Operator

Jaromír Holpuch

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Set Designer

Prokop Pěkný

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Emanuel Formánek

Titles Designed by

Lorenc

Production Manager

Karel Feix, Karel Šilhánek

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Stelibský

Songs

Kosí fox

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav MottlKarel Melíšek
Singer Setleři

Půlnoční tango

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav Mottl
Singer Oldřich Kovář

Kudy, kudy cestička

Singer Jiří Dohnal

Production info

Original Title

Artur a Leontýna

Czech Title

Artur a Leontýna

English Title

Artur and Leontýna

Parallel Title

Artur und Leontine

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1940

Production Year

1940

Production specifications

date of censorship 1 July 1940 (kulturně-výchovný)

Premiere

festival premiere 5 July 1940 (1. Filmové žně 1940 Zlín)
premiere 16 August 1940 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Adrie /2 týdny/ a Světozor /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Nationalfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Foja Radlice

Distribution

Nationalfilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

84 min

Original length in metres

2 400 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

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 1. Filmové žně 1940 Zlín

1940
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Nationalfilm