Adam and Eva

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Adam a Eva

Runtime

95

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1940

Production year

1940

Premiere

30.04.1940

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Špelina

Screenplay

Karel Baroch

Synopsis

Adam Kavalír returns from abroad to take over the family factory from his father. But as a consequence of his father's bohemian lifestyle the business is so far in debt that the Kavalírs even lose their villa and must find a place to sublet. Mrs. Trojanová is no longer up to managing her pension, the co-owner of which is none other than her peevish daughter Eva, and she is looking for a capable manager. Adam applies for the position and is accepted. Under his direction the business flourishes. But Eva is not satisfied with Adam and she looks for reasons to argue. Adam's father comes to visit. He passes himself off as a guest of the spa and Eva is excited by his elegance. The father, together with the others, takes part in the preparations for a grand masked ball and charms Mrs. Trojanová. Adam would like to leave the spa after the last violent argument with Eva. He finds her, however, in his car, for Eva has finally come to realize that Adam is not only an excellent manager, but also a wonderful partner for life.

Note

The novel by Anna Ziegloserová was published in the magazine Letem světem-Rozkvět and was awarded a prize by the Film Advisory Board.

Cast

Růžena Šlemrová

majitelka penzionu Helena Trojanová

Hana Vítová

dcera Trojanové Eva

Jiří Steimar

továrník Felix Kavalír

František Krištof-Veselý

ing. Adam Kavalír, továrníkův syn

Vladimír Pospíšil-Born

ředitel továrny Rón

Marie Norrová

pokojská u Trojanů Tonča

Betty Kysilková

Adamova chůva Týna Trnková

R. A. Strejka

vrchní číšník Pavel, syn Trnkové

Vladimír Salač

pikolík Ferda Dobrotivý

Alois Dvorský

pan domácí

Ladislav Janeček

modelář Fred

Karel Máj

modelář Bertík

Anna Ziegloserová

host v penzionu, paní doktorová

Jaroslav Hladík

hráč karet

Bohumil Langer

hráč karet

Jaroslav Tryzna

hráč karet

Fráňa Vajner

kancelářský sluha

Lída Vosyková

sólová tanečnice

Eliška Slancová

sólová tanečnice

Rudolf Macharovský

sólový tanečník

Vojta Merten

vrátný v hotelu

Lišáci

pěvecký sbor

Karen Ostrá

zpěvačka a dirigentka

F. X. Mlejnek

kuchař

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Jiří Kratina

Based on

Anna Ziegloserová (Adam a Eva – román)

Screenplay

Karel Baroch

Production Designer

Karel Petr Adam

Set Designer

František Nestler

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Production Manager

Arthur Feist

Music

Music Composed by

Sláva Mach

Songs

Ke Lvu se hodí Panna, Paleta, Nevím, zda je to tím, Živijó, živijó

Songwriter

Sláva Mach (Ke Lvu se hodí Panna), Sláva Mach (Paleta), Sláva Mach (Nevím, zda je to tím)

Writer of Lyrics

Karel Baroch (Ke Lvu se hodí Panna), Karel Baroch (Paleta), Karel Baroch (Nevím, zda je to tím)

Singer

R. A. Strejka (Ke Lvu se hodí Panna), Lišáci (Paleta), Karen Ostrá (Nevím, zda je to tím), sbor (Živijó, živijó)

Danced by

Lída Vosyková, Eliška Slancová, Rudolf Macharovský, Baletní soubor Rudy Macharovského

Production info

Original Title

Adam a Eva

English Title

Adam and Eva

Copyright

1940

Production Year

1940

Premiere

30.04.1940

Production

Dafa

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Dafa

Technical info

Versions

Czech