Fish Out of Water

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1942

Production year

1942

Premiere

11 September 1942

Runtime

92 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Ryba na suchu

Czech title

Ryba na suchu

English title

Fish Out of Water

Parallel title

Fisch am Trockenen

Synopsis

František Ryba has already saved 99 people from drowning and is looking forward to bringing his tally up to a hundred. Only the planned regulation of the river could jeopardise his chances. The town council had decided to regulate the river and to lay on a celebration in honour of Ryba, to compensate. Mr. Pánek comes to ask for the hand of Ryba's daughter Anči. But Ryba finds out Pánek has been authorised to carry out the regulation and he refuses to give his consent to the marriage. He rows with his daughter and goes off for a drink. That night a young boy almost drowns - but is saved by an unknown man. Everybody thinks his rescuer was Ryba and plan to celebrate his 100th rescue. Ryba protests that he was at home fast asleep. Pánek then admits he saved the boy. Ryba at first is annoyed that Pánek is encroaching on his patch, but then realises he is being petty-minded. Just then somebody shouts for help from the river - and Ryba makes his 100th rescue. He is feted for his bravery, makes up with Anči, and finally gives his blessing to Pánek and to regulation of the river.

Cast

Vlasta Burian

majitel půjčovny loděk František Ryba

Marie Štrosová-Steinerová

Anči, Rybova dcera

Vítězslav Vejražka

Ing. František Pánek

Jaroslav Marvan

starosta obce Jaroslav Hořánek

Zdeňka Baldová

starostova žena

Dagmar Lehovcová

Pepička, starostova dcera

Václav Trégl

penzista Tichý

Josef Gruss

účetní Vodička

Helena Bušová

hostinská Boženka

František Filipovský

Rypáček, člen obecní rady

Vladimír Řepa

Hoblík, člen obecní rady

František Paul

Žužla, člen obecní rady

Gabriel Hart

Pěkný, člen obecní rady

Slávka Doležalová

Pěkného žena

Ema Gonicová

Květa, dcera Pěkných

Anna Letenská

Kučerová

Vladimír Růžička

Kličinský, člen obecní rady

Karel Kolár

člen obecní rady

Sláva Grossmann

člen obecní rady

F. X. Mlejnek

člen obecní rady

Viktor Nejedlý

člen obecní rady

Emanuel Hříbal

městský zřízenec

Antonín Jedlička

kominický učeň Pepík, syn Kučerové

Zdeněk Šavrda

inženýr při regulaci

Vladimír Štros

parťák při regulaci

Karel Němec

strážník

Antonie Langrová

hospodyně u Hořánků

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Eduard Šimáček

Based on

Karel Konstantin (Ryba na suchu – divadelní hra)

Director of Photography

Ferdinand Pečenka

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Set Designer

Prokop Pěkný

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Miroslav Prokeš

Production Manager

Oldřich Papež

Music

Music Composed by

Roman Blahník

Songs

Převoznická

Songwriter Roman Blahník
Writer of Lyrics Josef Gruss
Singer Vlasta BurianSetleři

Když jsem k vám chodíval přes ty lesy

Singer Josef Gruss

Zdálo se mi, má panenko

Singer Josef Gruss

Drž mi palec, abych neměl smůlu

Songwriter Roman Blahník
Writer of Lyrics Karel Kozel
Singer Setleři

Production info

Original Title

Ryba na suchu

Czech Title

Ryba na suchu

English Title

Fish Out of Water

Parallel Title

Fisch am Trockenen

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1942

Production Year

1942

Production specifications

date of censorship 1 September 1942 (kulturně-výchovný)

Premiere

premiere 11 September 1942 /suitable for youths/ (kina Alfa /4 týdny/ a Lucerna /5 týdnů/, Praha)

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Pragfilm Hostivař

Distribution

Lucernafilm

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

92 min

Original length in metres

2 610 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