Artur and Leontýna

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Artur a Leontýna

Runtime

84

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1940

Production year

1940

Premiere

16.08.1940

Language version

Czech

Director

Miroslav J. Krňanský

Screenplay

Karel Melíšek, Miroslav J. Krňanský

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

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)

Camera

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, Půlnoční tango, Svatební noc, Kudy, kudy cestička

Songwriter

Josef Stelibský (Kosí fox), Josef Stelibský (Půlnoční tango), Josef Stelibský (Svatební noc)

Writer of Lyrics

Jaroslav Mottl (Kosí fox), Karel Melíšek (Kosí fox), Jaroslav Mottl (Půlnoční tango), Jaroslav Mottl (Svatební noc)

Singer

Setleři (Kosí fox), Oldřich Kovář (Půlnoční tango), Setleři (Svatební noc), Zita Kabátová (Svatební noc), Josef Gruss (Svatební noc), Bedřich Veverka (Svatební noc), Jiří Dohnal (Kudy, kudy cestička)

Production info

Original Title

Artur a Leontýna

English Title

Artur and Leontýna

Copyright

1940

Production Year

1940

Premiere

16.08.1940

Production

Nationalfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Nationalfilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: Filmové žně 1940 Zlín

1940
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Nationalfilm