Saturday

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Sobota

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1944

Production year

1944

Premiere

12.01.1945

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Wasserman

Screenplay

Josef Neuberg

Screenstory

Olga Scheinpflugová

Synopsis

Helena Málková is bored at home because her husband Petr is often away on business trips. She therefore arranges with her brother Jiří that she will help out in his flower shop. There she meets Richard Herbert, a man of the world who she thinks will make her dreams of an exciting life come true. Therefore she easily falls for his courtship and moves into his apartment. Jiří is Petr's friend and therefore is much dismayed by the whole affair. He invites Helena out for dinner in a luxurious establishment, where she sees Richard in the company of his wife. Helena, who had been told by Richard he was unmarried, is miserable and goes back to his apartment. One of Richard's former lovers, Karla, turns up at the apartment and takes Helena back to her place. Karla then meets Richard's wife Luisa, who admits to tolerating her husband's affairs in order to keep the marriage together. The two women reach an agreement. Richard finds Luisa waiting in the apartment; she proposes they go on holiday together. Karla has started a relationship with Jiří. Petr goes to see Helena and she is happy to return to her faithful and loving husband.

Cast

Oldřich Nový

průmyslník Richard Herbert

Adina Mandlová

Luisa, Richardova žena

František Hanus

měřičský úředník Petr Málek

Hana Vítová

Helena, Petrova žena

Ladislav Boháč

Jiří Valeš, Helenin bratr

Jiřina Štěpničková

Karla Bartošová, Herbertova bývalá milenka

Růžena Šlemrová

Richardova matka

Bedřich Veverka

Herbertův šofér Jindřich

Nora Stallich

Herbertův sluha Josef

Karel Dostal

JUDr. John, Herbertův právní zástupce

Ela Šárková

Johnova žena

Milada Šupitová

prodavačka v květinářství

Miloš Šubrt

zahradník

Jindřich Láznička

hotelový vrátný

Jan W. Speerger

ředitel hotelu

Jan Fifka

host u Herbertů

Jaroslav Hladík

host u Herbertů

Marie Geblerová

panská u Herbertů

Slávka Jägrová

zákaznice v květinářství

Jiří Suchý

kluk vystupující z tramvaje

Jiřina Salačová

zpěvačka

Květoslava Pouchlá

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

František Milič

Screenplay

Josef Neuberg

Production Designer

Karel Škvor

Set Designer

Ž. Frintová

Film Editor

Marie Kopecká

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Titles Designed by

Lorenc

Production Manager

Vilém Brož, Oldřich Papež

Unit Production Manager

František Novák

Music

Songs

Jen ten, kdo miluje (Slowfox), Opona padá (Slowfox), Konec týdne (Foxtrot)

Songwriter

Josef Stelibský (Jen ten, kdo miluje (Slowfox)), Jiří Traxler (Opona padá (Slowfox)), Jiří Traxler (Konec týdne (Foxtrot))

Writer of Lyrics

Jiří Traxler (Jen ten, kdo miluje (Slowfox)), Jiří Traxler (Opona padá (Slowfox))

Singer

Oldřich Kovář (Jen ten, kdo miluje (Slowfox)), Míla Spazierová-Hezká (Jen ten, kdo miluje (Slowfox)), Jiřina Salačová (Opona padá (Slowfox))

Production info

Original Title

Sobota

English Title

Saturday

Copyright

1944

Production Year

1944

Premiere

12.01.1945

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lucernafilm (původní 1945), Ústřední půjčovna filmů (obnovená 1970)

Technical info

Versions

Czech