Skill of Gold

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1942

Production year

1942

Premiere

7 February 1943

Runtime

91 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Zlaté dno

Czech title

Zlaté dno

English title

Skill of Gold

Parallel title

Goldener Boden

Synopsis

Stationer Cyril Putička diligently works his small shop. Alone he has successfully raised two sons, today civil engineers, and a daughter, Konstantina. His children persuade him to go to Prague, where he will be able to enjoy a much deserved retirement in a modernly furnished apartment. Because Konstantina would like to marry the son of a banker, her father eventually agrees. But the children already have their own lives and the active Putička is extremely bored. Therefore he finds a position as an assistant in a stationary shop belonging to the young widow Jarmila Valentová. Through his know-how he helps improve her business. His sons, who have in vain impeded him from an "undignified" profession, part with him on bitter terms. After a while Putička and Jarmila get married and set up several branch companies. After five years Putička's children, who in the meantime have foundered in business and marriage, come to him in contrition. Their father and Jarmila accept them kindly and they look after their new future.

Cast

Vlasta Burian

papírník Cyril Putička

Věra Ferbasová

Konstantina, Putičkova dcera

Raoul Schránil

Ing. Vilém Putička, syn

Antonín Streit

Ing. Jaroslav Putička, syn

Zita Kabátová

majitelka papírnictví Jarmila Valentová

Jaroslav Marvan

kupec Josef Neškudla

Antonie Langrová

Neškudlova manželka Emilka

Antonín Strnad

prezident banky dr. Karviš

Růžena Šlemrová

Luisa Karvišová, žena prezidenta banky

Vilém Pruner

dr. Richard Karviš, syn prezidenta banky a manžel Konstantiny

Marie Ptáková

hospodyně Fanynka

Marie Blažková

hospodyně Růženka

Antonín Brož

Putičkův nástupce J. Nový

Rudolf Deyl ml.

příručí v papírnictví

Vladimír Pospíšil-Born

baron Leopold Ripanský

Vladimír Salač

sextán Ježek

Zdeněk Šavrda

obchodvedoucí Cibulka

Dagmar Lehovcová

písařka na stroji

Alena Hajdová

holčička

Bedřich Ulrych

host u Karvišů

Jindra Hermanová

Kryštofová

Karel Kolár

rada Domanský

Marie Vildová

manželka Domanského

Květa Nechvátalová

Věra, Vilémova manželka

Eva Bartáková

dítě v papírnictví

Jindřich Láznička

host u Karvišů

Jiří Krchňavý

kluk

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Eduard Šimáček

Screenstory

Augustin Sedláček

Director of Photography

Josef Střecha

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Set Designer

Prokop Pěkný

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Production Manager

Oldřich Papež

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš

Production info

Original Title

Zlaté dno

Czech Title

Zlaté dno

English Title

Skill of Gold

Parallel Title

Goldener Boden

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1942

Production Year

1942

Production specifications

date of censorship 15 December 1942 (kulturně-výchovný)

Premiere

premiere 7 February 1943 /suitable for youths/ (kina Adria /3 týdny/, Kapitol /3 týdny/ a Lucerna /3 týdny/, Praha)

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Pragfilm Barrandov

Distribution

Lucernafilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

91 min

Original length in metres

2 584 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