Sweet Person

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Roztomilý člověk

Runtime

100

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1941

Production year

1941

Premiere

04.07.1941

Language version

Czech

Director

Martin Frič

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 Fretka

Marie Blažková

továrníková

Karel Hašler

šéfredaktor

Eva Svobodová

Valterova sestra

Josef Bělský

redaktor

Ferdinand Jarkovský

redakční sluha

Bolek Prchal

továrník

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Assistant Director

Eduard Šimáček

Based on

F. X. Svoboda (Kašpárek – román)

Screenplay

Karel Steklý

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Set Designer

Ina Žáková

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Antonín Rambousek

Production Manager

Karel Feix, Václav Dražil

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Stelibský

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Production info

Original Title

Roztomilý člověk

English Title

Sweet Person

Copyright

1941

Production Year

1941

Premiere

04.07.1941

Production

Nationalfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Nationalfilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Národní ceny za umění filmové

1941
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Nataša Gollová

Vítěz

Festival: Filmové žně 1941 Zlín

1941
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Nationalfilm