We Are Just Beginning

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1946

Production year

1946

Premiere

8 November 1946

Runtime

95 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Právě začínáme

Czech title

Právě začínáme

English title

We Are Just Beginning

Working title

Pro Frantíka – pro Pepíka

Synopsis

Bohouš Vosáhlo, the husband of the efficient fairground owner and strongwoman Sidonie, runs away from his wife and goes to live with stall-holder Diviš. They travel round the fairs where the eloquent Vosáhlo is able to sell all Diviš's goods. Their trade flourishes with the invention of the universal "It Sticks" glue. One day their household expands with the arrival of the little orphan Pepík, the son of Diviš's secret former love. Pepík's real father is Rabas, a death-rider in Sidonie's company. Rabas, who never took care of son nor mother, abducts Pepík, hoping to get money out of it. In a drunken state, however, he kills himself during a stunt at the wall of death and Pepík runs back to Diviš and Vosáhlo. Sidonie has meanwhile managed to track down Bohouš and wants a reconciliation. She therefore sells her company and buys a house inviting Vosáhlo, Diviš and Pepík to live with her. She foils widow Melková's amorous advances towards her husband and, stuck together with Diviš's glue, they both embark upon the next stage of their lives.

Note

This is the last full-lenght film made at the studios in Radlice.

Cast

Jindřich Plachta

trhovec František Diviš

Jaroslav Marvan

Bohouš Vosáhlo

Meda Valentová

Sidonie, Vosáhlova žena

Josef Kotapiš

Karel Rabas, jezdec na Stěně smrti

Eman Fiala

Eman, vyvolávač na Stěně smrti

Antonín Mikulič

Pepík Strnad, Divišův nevlastní sy

Eva Bartáková

zvědavá holčička Eliška

Ludmila Burešová

domovnice vdova Melková

Jindra Hermanová

Rabasova družka

Ela Trousilová

krotitelka hadů Elvíra

Jindřich Láznička

truhlář Sekvenc

Vladimír Hlavatý

pekař Josef Havlík

Ferdinand Jarkovský

úředník poručenského soudu

Bohuš Hradil

zástupce obuvnické firmy Jetmar

Deyl Rudolf ml.

mladík s lepidlem

Antonín Holzinger

smějící se muž

Václav Norman

muž s deštníkem

Vojta Mirko

stavitel

Marie Hodrová

stará paní

D. Mrlíková

Pavlínka

Prokop Felix

kluk

Oskar Hák

tlustý chlapec v obecenstu

Antonín Soukup

zákazník v Benešově

Luba Skořepová

divačka na jízdě smrti

Crew and creators

Director of Photography

Josef Střecha

Camera Operator

Jaromír Holpuch

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Costume Designer

J. M. Gottlieb

Make-Up Artist

Josef Linhart

Film Editor

Jiří Sobotka

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Production Manager

Eduard Šimáček

Unit Production Manager

Ladislav Terš, Bohuslav Kubásek

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Milivoj Uzelac),

Songs

Červená mašlička, líčka jak jablíčka

Singer Jaroslav Marvan

Míval jsem tě vždycky rád

Songwriter Josef Dobeš
Writer of Lyrics František VlčekJosef Neuberg
Singer Jaroslav Marvanchlapecký sbor

Já už vím, Jeníčku, co na mně chceš

Songwriter Josef Dobeš
Writer of Lyrics František VlčekJosef Neuberg
Singer Jaroslav Marvan

Išla Marína od Hodonína

Production info

Original Title

Právě začínáme

Czech Title

Právě začínáme

English Title

We Are Just Beginning

Working Title

Pro Frantíka – pro Pepíka

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1946

Production Year

1946

Production specifications

projection approval 5 November 1946 (konec povolení k promítání 5. 11. 1951)

Premiere

premiere 8 November 1946 (kina Juliš /4 týdny/, Metro /3 týdny/ a Světozor /3 týdny/, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Radlice, Barrandov

Creative Group

Výrobní skupina Zdeňka Reimanna, Zdeněk Reimann (vedoucí výrobní skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

95 min

Original length in metres

2 711 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech