Sweet Person

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1941

Production year

1941

Premiere

4 July 1941

Runtime

100 min

Director

Martin Frič

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Roztomilý člověk

Czech title

Roztomilý člověk

English title

Sweet Person

Protectorate parallel title

Ein netter Mensch

Synopsis

Editor Viktor Bláha is a man with a great imagination. In order to disturb the calm course of life he is capable of dreaming up the most extraordinary lies. He always discloses his "secret" to somebody trustworthy and is delighted to see how it spreads like wildfire. At the wedding of his former schoolmate Ivan Molenda he tells so many fibs about the bridegroom, just for the fun of it, that he causes the newly weds to fall out. But Viktor meets his match in the shape of the bride's friend Polda, whose imagination is every bit as fertile. But his hoaxing starts to bounce back on himself. He claims to be married and is forced to present his wife. He asks his friend Valtera for help. He goes to the family of the newly weds to put right all the lies he has told. Just as he is telling them he is not married, Valtera comes in with his sister whom he presents as Viktor's wife. Polda, however, sees through this and accepts Viktor's proposal of marriage. But nobody comes to their wedding because they think it is just another hoax.

Note

F. X. Svoboda published the novel Nevinné oči ("Innocent Eyes") in the literary weekly Zvon in 1911. Three years later it appeared in the Complete works of F. X. Svoboda with the title Kašpárek ("Clown"). In 1929 the author turned the story into a play called Jeho nevinné oči ("His Innocent Eyes"). The first performance of the film was held on the 30th of July 1941 on festival Filmové žně in Zlín.

Cast

Oldřich Nový

Viktor Bláha, redaktor Lokálního hlasatele

Ladislav Pešek

redaktor Jan Valtera

Nataša Gollová

Polda Krušinová

Lída Chválová

Karla Hašková, provdaná Molendová

Theodor Pištěk

stavitel Vitališ Hašek, otec Karly

Ella Nollová

babička Hašková

Raoul Schránil

Ing. Ivan Molenda

Jaroslav Marvan

advokát JUDr. Kouřil

František Filipovský

Jaroslav Stárek, bratranec Karly

Antonín Zacpal

profesor Matoušek

Světla Svozilová

profesorová Matoušková

Zdeňka Baldová

vdova Malá

Blažena Slavíčková

Emilka, dcera Malé

Ferenc Futurista

správce zvířecího útulku J. Fretka

Marie Blažková

továrníková

Karel Hašler

šéfredaktor

Eva Svobodová

Valterova sestra

Ferdinand Jarkovský

redakční sluha

Bolek Prchal

továrník

Karel Šanda

majitel půjčovny

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Assistant Director

Eduard Šimáček

Based on

F. X. Svoboda (Kašpárek – román)

Screenplay

Karel Steklý

Director of Photography

Václav Hanuš

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Set Designer

Ina Žáková

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Antonín Rambousek

Production Manager

Václav Dražil, Karel Feix (ředitel výroby)

Consultant

Miroslav Haller (jazykový poradce)

Cooperation

Antonín Frič (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Stelibský

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K. (Music Conducted by Miloš Smatek), František Svojík /klavír/, Josef Stelibský /klavírní sólo/

Production info

Original Title

Roztomilý člověk

Czech Title

Roztomilý člověk

English Title

Sweet Person

Protectorate Parallel Title

Ein netter Mensch

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1941

Production Year

1941

Production specifications

start of filming 21 March 1941
end of filming 04/1941
date of censorship 5 July 1941 (kulturně-výchovný)
date of censorship 1943 (predikát „uznáníhodný film“)
withdrawal from distribution 18 May 1945
projection approval 07/1945 (konec povolení k promítání 31. 12. 1946)
withdrawal from distribution 12/1946
withdrawal from distribution 2 May 1958
withdrawal from distribution 31 December 1991

Premiere

premiere 4 July 1941 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Adrie /3 týdny/ a Kapitol /4 týdny/, Praha)
festival premiere 30 July 1941 (2. Filmové žně 1941 Zlín)
renewed premiere 3 August 1945 /unsuitable for youths/

Production

Nationalfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Laboratories

AB

Distribution

Nationalfilm (původní 1941), Státní půjčovna filmů (obnovená 1945)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

100 min

Original length in metres

2 850 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech, German

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 2. Filmové žně 1941 Zlín

1941
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Nationalfilm

Vítěz

Event: Národní ceny za umění filmové

1941
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Nataša Gollová