I'll Be Right Over

comedy

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Přijdu hned

Runtime

85 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1942

Production year

1942

Premiere

25.12.1942

Language version

Czech

Director

Otakar Vávra

Synopsis

A kind-hearted elderly taxidermist, Mr Barvínek, finds himself in prison for a day after a petty quarrel. Thus he misses out on the reading of the will of his late uncle. The latter has left his relatives all the contents of his villa and informs them that he has hidden a cheque for one million crowns. If the cheque is not cashed by a certain date, it will be used for charitable causes. When Barvínek gets out of prison, he finds the villa an empty shell after his relatives have pillaged the place; he is left only with the St Bernard dog, which he adopts. Barvínek becomes the companion of the pretty Julinka and does a good trade selling her artificial flowers. He misinterprets her kind behaviour towards him and thinks of asking for her hand in marriage. He does not know that her heart belongs to the young inventor Jiří who lives in the attic of their house. Jiří receives an offer to work in Ostrava but, before he leaves, he has an argument with Julinka fuelled by his jealousy of Barvínek. When the latter discovers this, he tries to smooth things over for them, despite his heavy heart. It then occurs to him that the cheque may have been hidden in the dog's collar, but it is too late. A thief had unpicked the collar and the cheque which had been rolled up inside, was dismissed as an ordinary piece of paper which he threw away.

Cast

Saša Rašilov

vycpavač zvěře Václav Barvínek

Vlasta Matulová

květinářka Julinka Tichá

Svatopluk Beneš

chemik Ing. Jiří Hora

Theodor Pištěk

hostinský Alois Trachta

Růžena Šlemrová

majitelka domu slečna Demourová

Lola Skrbková

sestra slečny Demourové

Anna Letenská

domovnice Koubková

Blanka Waleská

Karpíšková

Eva Svobodová

služka u hostinského Andula

Emil Bolek

bednář Josef Koubek, manžel domovnice

Antonín Jedlička

bednářský pomocník

Rudolf Deyl st.

továrník

Eman Fiala

listonoš

Ladislav Janeček

strážník Pazderka

Stanislav Neumann

vězeňský dozorce

František Roland

policejní komisař

Marie Machníková

dědička

Alois Dvorský

dědeček

Ludvík Veverka

dědic Oldřich

Vojta Novák

notář J. Mayer

Jan W. Speerger

kočébr Toník Karpíšek

Marie Vildová

jeptiška

Emanuel Hříbal

zřízenec v konventu

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Eduard Šimáček

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Set Designer

Ina Žáková

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Miroslav Prokeš

Production Manager

Oldřich Papež

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Srnka

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Songs

Podívej, tys' mně, miláčku, k srdci nepřirost', Majzl polka (Byla panna, měla pána)

Songwriter

Jaroslav Řídký (Majzl polka (Byla panna, měla pána)), Antonín Modr (Majzl polka (Byla panna, měla pána))

Production info

Original Title

Přijdu hned

English Title

I'll Be Right Over

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1942

Production Year

1942

Premiere

25.12.1942

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lucernafilm

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

85 min

Versions

Czech