Enchanted

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1942

Production year

1942

Premiere

6 November 1942

Runtime

98 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Okouzlená

Czech title

Okouzlená

English title

Enchanted

Parallel title

Die Bezauberte

Synopsis

The local bigwigs come together in the garden of Hojtaš's farm to watch a play which stars the author of the play, Dr Pavel Chvojka, the farmer's granddaughter Olga and the ward Lenka. Lenka is spellbound by the theatre and by Pavel who, however, prefers the more experienced Olga. Lenka flees to Prague to become a real actress. The beginnings are difficult and the girl is forced to work in a fashion salon. Here she makes the acquaintance of the sincere Milada with whom she later shares a flat. After a time Lenka meets Pavel once more when he brings his girlfriend Jitka Zykanová to the salon. This time, however, the couple begin to feel the stirrings of love. Furthermore, the girl is given a theatre engagement and thus it seems that happiness is just within reach. Jitka is not prepared to give up Pavel so easily and, after her suicide attempt, he is forced to marry her. Lenka is expecting Pavel's child but she tells him nothing and bravely comes to terms with the lot of a single mother. She also has to decide whether to accept a marriage proposal from her friend Karas. After seeing Pavel again, however, she knows that she is still in love with him. Pavel tries to get a divorce but Lenka does not believe his intentions anymore. She remains alone with her child and leaves for the country where she devotes herself to her long-desired theatre.

Note

The première outside Prague was held already in October 1942 in Kolín.

Cast

Václav Vydra st.

statkář Rupert Hojtaš

Leopolda Dostalová

statkářka Hojtašová, Rupertova snacha

Nataša Gollová

Lenka Bártová, schovanka Hojtašových

Stanislava Strobachová

Hojtašova vnučka Olga

Adina Mandlová

modelka Milada Jánská

Marie Glázrová

Jitka Zykanová, dcera továrníka

Karel Höger

JUDr. Pavel Chvojka

Jan Pivec

malíř Jan Karas

Marie Nademlejnská

sestra statkářky Hojtašové

Miloš Nedbal

režisér divadla

Gustav Hilmar

správce statku

Meda Valentová

ředitelka módního závodu

Josef Bělský

člen divadelní rady

František Filipovský

divadelní asistent

Jiří Steimar

ředitel divadla Hájek

Jan W. Speerger

divadelní sluha Peterka

Rudolf Deyl ml.

venkovský učitel

Ludvík Veverka

lékárník Alois, manžel Olgy

Miloš Šubrt

šafář u Hojtašů

Vlasta Petrovičová

majitelka módního závodu

Sylvie Havránková

doručovatelka v květinářství

Marie Ježková

hospodyně u dr. Chvojky

Věra Skálová

panská u Zykanové

Felix le Breux

host na zásnubním večírku

Vilém Pruner

návštěvník baru

Jaroslav Hladík

návštěvník baru

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Eduard Šimáček

Screenstory

František Götz

Screenplay

Otakar Vávra

Director of Photography

Ferdinand Pečenka

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Set Designer

Prokop Pěkný

Costume Designer

Fernand Vácha

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Production Manager

Vilém Brož, Oldřich Papež

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Srnka

Songs

Pijácká

Singer Zdeněk OtavaJan Pivec

Louka široká, tráva zelená

Singer sbor

Počkej ty ptáčku, počkej ty na mě

Singer sbor

Production info

Original Title

Okouzlená

Czech Title

Okouzlená

English Title

Enchanted

Parallel Title

Die Bezauberte

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1942

Production Year

1942

Production specifications

date of censorship 6 October 1942 (kulturně-výchovný)

Premiere

preview 10/1942 (Kolín)
premiere 6 November 1942 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Alfa /4 týdny/ a Lucerna /5 týdnů/, Praha)

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Pragfilm Barrandov, Divadlo Uranie v Holešovicích /jeviště/

Distribution

Lucernafilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

98 min

Original length in metres

2 792 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