Three Pals

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1947

Production year

1947

Premiere

25 December 1947

Runtime

97 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Tři kamarádi

Czech title

Tři kamarádi

English title

Three Pals

Working title

Kouzlo rodu Donelů

Synopsis

Štěpán, Ludvík and Karel became friends when they were away from their country during the Second World War. After their return, the friendship continues. Karel finds a job in the car factory Omega, Štěpán and Ludvík start a small car-repair workshop. Their financial situation is not too bright but they are young and hope that Štěpán's invention, a carburettor for cars, will help them. Štěpán offers his invention to the Omega factory but the general manager wants it properly tested first. The friends, however, don't have a car at their disposal. They are hopeful again after they get the news that Štěpán will inherit some money from an uncle in South America but he only inherits a family chronicle. However, the notary claims it's magical. Štěpán and Ludvík don't believe in this but it is true that they start getting really lucky. Štěpán finds some money in his pocket and they manage "to borrow" a car for a test ride, and end up the only ones making it to the finish. Even after the lucky events are explained, Štěpán continues to credit the magical book for their success. The new invention is tested and Štěpán signs a deal with Omega. A bright future awaits the young men.

Cast

Ladislav Pešek

automechanik Ludvík Klikeš

František Zvarík

konstruktér ing. Štěpán Donel

Josef Gruss

Karel Macek

Irena Kačírková

Zdenka Hanušová, Štěpánova snoubenka

Manon Chafour

zpěvačka Manon Fleure

Eman Fiala

zřízenec Bálek

Jára Kohout

exekutor

Jaroslav Mareš

opravář Pepík

Ota Motyčka

věřitel Vobořil

Miloš Nedbal

Honza, generální ředitel továrny Omegy

Saša Rašilov

majitel vinárny Florián

Vladimír Řepa

zápasník Jan Dušek

Václav Trégl

hlídač vinic Beran

Helena Tomanová

květinářka

Rudolf Hrušínský st.

vrchní strážmistr

Josef Kotapiš

zloděj auta

Bedřich Kubala

lokaj u Donelů

J. O. Martin

starý Donel

Ludmila Píchová

úřednice u notáře

Václav Poláček

notář JUDr. Hlaváček

Zvonimir Rogoz

prapředek Donel

Antonín Soukup

vrchní Václav v letní restauraci

Nora Stallich

číšník v baru Florián

Bohuš Hradil

host v hospodě

Josef Hořánek

host v hospodě

Jaroslav Orlický

host v hospodě

Jindřich Láznička

soused v domě u Hanušů

Bohuslav Kupšovský

kuchař u Floriana

Erik Zámiš

automobilový závodník

Josef Kemr

dělník na silnici

Josef Steigl

taxikář

Milka Balek-Brodská

žena při autohavárii v zahradě

Božena Svobodová

hospodyně u Hlaváčka

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jiří Brázda

Director of Photography

Václav Huňka

Camera Operator

Jaroslav Kníže

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

Prokop Pěkný

Make-Up Artist

Antonín Riegl

Film Editor

Marie Kopecká

Sound Designer

Josef Vlček

Production Manager

Miloš Mastník

Unit Production Manager

Václav Kutil, Ferdinand Zelenka

Consultant

Jaroslav Juhan

Cooperation

Letecké závody n. p. Praha

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Stelibský

Selected Music

Bedřich Smetana (Prodaná nevěsta)

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Milivoj Uzelac),

Songs

Tři kamarádi

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav Mottl
Singer Manon Chafoursbor

Všechno je hotovo (árie z Prodané nevěsty)

Songwriter Bedřich Smetana
Writer of Lyrics Karel Sabina
Singer František ZvaríkLadislav Pešek

Volám S.O.S.

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav Mottl
Singer Manon Chafour

Ó, Velvary /hrací hodiny/

Production info

Original Title

Tři kamarádi

Czech Title

Tři kamarádi

English Title

Three Pals

Working Title

Kouzlo rodu Donelů

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1947

Production Year

1947

Production specifications

projection approval 17 December 1947 (konec povolení k promítání 17. 12. 1952)

Premiere

premiere 25 December 1947

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Hostivař

Creative Group

II. výrobní skupina Čáp – Procházka, František Čáp (umělecký šéf II. výrobní skupiny), Antonín Procházka (produkční šéf II. výrobní skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

97 min

Original length in metres

2 773 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