Enchanted

narrative

Typology

feature

Lenght

Long

Czech title

Okouzlená

Runtime

98

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1942

Production year

1942

Premiere

06.11.1942

Language version

Czech

Director

Otakar Vávra

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

Jiří Milan

herec

Rudolf Deyl ml.

venkovský učitel

Vojta Novák

lékař

Ludvík Veverka

lékárník Alois, manžel Olgy

Miloš Šubrt

šafář u Hojtašů

Eliška Pleyová

manekýnka

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

Zdeněk Otava

zpěvák

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Eduard Šimáček

Screenstory

František Götz

Screenplay

Otakar Vávra

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, Louka široká, tráva zelená, Počkej ty ptáčku, počkej ty na mě

Singer

Zdeněk Otava (Pijácká), Jan Pivec (Pijácká), sbor (Louka široká, tráva zelená), sbor (Počkej ty ptáčku, počkej ty na mě)

Production info

Original Title

Okouzlená

English Title

Enchanted

Kategorie

Film

Typology

feature

Žánr

narrative

Země původu

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1942

Production Year

1942

Premiere

06.11.1942

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lucernafilm

Technical info

Lenght

Long

Runtime

98

Versions

Czech