Saturday

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1944

Production year

1944

Premiere

12 January 1945

Runtime

89 min

Category

film

Genre

melodrama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Sobota

Czech title

Sobota

English title

Saturday

Parallel title

Samstag ist kein Alltag

Working title

Don Juan jde do penze

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

Květoslava Pouchlá

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

František Milič

Screenplay

Josef Neuberg

Director of Photography

Ferdinand Pečenka

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

Cooperation

Jaroslav Balzar (fotograf), Karel Drbohlav (fotograf)

Music

Music Performed by

Orchestr Pragfilmu

Songs

Jen ten, kdo miluje (slow-fox)

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Traxler
Singer Oldřich KovářMíla Spazierová-Hezká

Opona padá (slow-fox)

Songwriter Jiří Traxler
Writer of Lyrics Jiří Traxler
Singer Jiřina Salačová

Konec týdne (foxtrot)

Songwriter Jiří Traxler

Production info

Original Title

Sobota

Czech Title

Sobota

English Title

Saturday

Parallel Title

Samstag ist kein Alltag

Working Title

Don Juan jde do penze

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

melodrama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1944

Production Year

1944

Production specifications

date of censorship 18 December 1944 (predikát „uznáníhodný film“)
projection approval 10/1969

Premiere

premiere 12 January 1945 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Kapitol /3 týdny/, Lucerna /3 týdny/ a Phönix /3 týdny/, Praha)
renewed premiere 22 January 1970 /suitable for youths/

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

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

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

89 min

Original length in metres

2 543 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