Boys in Blue

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1943

Production year

1943

Runtime

14 min

Director

Walter Sent

Category

film

Genre

agitprop

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionshort

Original title

Chlapci v modrém

Czech title

Chlapci v modrém

English title

Boys in Blue

Parallel title

Jungen in Blau

Synopsis

A teacher is handing out examination results to his students in an industrial school and he points out to them that work is the most important thing in a person's life. Karel is pleased with his results but Vláďa's are bad. During the holidays Karel goes off to a factory to get work experience. Vláďa prefers to laze about and read poetry. In the end, however, he decides to follow Karel's example. At first the work doesn't agree with him, but after a few days, he gets used to it and finally he is glad to be able to work in the factory. One day he is injured at work and in hospital he has time to think about his future. He tells Karel, who visits him in hospital, that he has decided not to carry on with studies which don't interest him. He feels he will be more useful if he stays on at the factory.

Cast

Karel Šašek

student Karel

Vladimír Linhart

Vladimír Hart

Jindřich Fiala

mistr v továrně

Commentary

Crew and creators

Director

Walter Sent

Screenstory

Walter Sent

Commentary by

Walter Sent

Director of Photography

Josef Rudolf Zika

Music

Music Composed by

John Gollwell

Production info

Original Title

Chlapci v modrém

Czech Title

Chlapci v modrém

English Title

Boys in Blue

Parallel Title

Jungen in Blau

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

agitprop

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1943

Production Year

1943

Production specifications

date of censorship 20 December 1943 (predikáty „lidově vzdělavatelský film“ a „film pro Den hrdinů“)

Premiere

premiere 12/1943 /suitable for youths/

Production

Ludvík Guba

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Kosmos

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

14 min

Original length in metres

377 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