Karel and I

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Karel a já

Runtime

94

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1942

Production year

1942

Premiere

04.12.1942

Language version

Czech

Director

Miroslav Cikán

Screenplay

Jaroslav Mottl, Miroslav Cikán

Screenstory

Miroslav Cikán

Synopsis

Lucie Jandová is made to cancel her wedding because the groom did not show up. The thing is, the groom, the son of industrialist Oldřich Ficek, drank too much and he spent the night before the wedding in the droshky of Mr. Šourek's, who tried in vain to convey the young man home. The cabdriver came in the morning to discuss the matter at the police station, and in the meantime the freshly awakened passenger had taken off after his bride with the droshky and the faithful horse Karel. Lucie, however, was extremely offended and Oldřich decided that he was going to marry the first girl he met. Karel found the way home himself and so the young man became acquainted with Šourek's daughter Boženka. She, the same as industrialist Ficek and Mrs. Jandová, endows him with the moniker 'good-for-nothing' who is not capable of making his own living. The swaggering young man wagers that he will endure a month of hard work. Boženka's hand in marriage and the horse with the droshky will be the prize. Oldřich begins to work in earnest in a brickyard, which frightens old Šourek because Karel the horse is his best friend. And Boženka has problems with her beau, the chimney-sweep Vašek. Lucie regains interest in her manly-looking fiancé. Both couples meet on an outing, but several squabbles still occur before they all again mutually agree. Oldřich has won the bet, but Boženka marries Vašek and droshky driver Šourek keeps his beloved horse.

Cast

Jindřich Plachta

drožkář Šourek

Jana Dítětová

Boženka, drožkářova dcera

Jaroslav Vojta

továrník Ficek

Jiří Dohnal

Oldřich, továrníkův syn

Růžena Nasková

Jarmila Jandová, matka Lucie

Hana Vítová

Lucie Jandová

Jaroslav Marvan

cihlářský dělník Tonda Fafejta

Ladislav Pešek

kominík Vašek

Světla Svozilová

Klára, sestra Jarmily Jandové

Gustav Hilmar

majitel cihelny

Eman Fiala

rybář

František Paul

řidič u Ficků František

Milada Smolíková

domovnice Říhová

Vladimír Řepa

vrchní policejní inspektor

Bolek Prchal

polír

Jiří Vondrovič

instalatér

Antonín Zacpal

host na zásnubách

Josef Loskot

vrátný v baru

Jan W. Speerger

pískař

Miloš Šubrt

cihlář

Marie Hrdličková (2)

komorná u paní Jandové

Karel Němec

strážník

Jaroslav Orlický

strážmistr

Kamil Blahovec

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

František Urbánek, Josef Zezulka, Antonín Kubový

Screenstory

Miroslav Cikán

Production Designer

Ferdinand Fiala

Set Designer

Oldřich Novotný

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Production Manager

Václav Dražil

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Stelibský

Selected Music

Giuseppe Verdi (Rigoletto)

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Songs

Pro dívčí úsměv, Ó, jak je měnivé

Songwriter

Josef Stelibský (Pro dívčí úsměv), Giuseppe Verdi (Ó, jak je měnivé)

Writer of Lyrics

Jaroslav Mottl (Pro dívčí úsměv)

Singer

Jindřich Plachta (Pro dívčí úsměv), ženský hlas (Pro dívčí úsměv), Jindřich Plachta (Ó, jak je měnivé)

Production info

Original Title

Karel a já

English Title

Karel and I

Copyright

1942

Production Year

1942

Premiere

04.12.1942

Production

Nationalfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Nationalfilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech