Getting On in the World

drama

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Kariéra

Runtime

108 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1948

Production year

1948

Premiere

22.10.1948

Language version

Czech

Director

Karel Steklý

Synopsis

Karel Kubát, the successful director of the Globus printing works, discovers on his fiftieth birthday that he has a serious heart defect. This dismal news causes him to take stock of his life. In his thoughts he returns to key situations in which he gradually changed his character and life orientation. After the First World War he found a steady job at Globus in a subordinate position. When, after a time, he was given his first real opportunity, he decided to take it without hesitation. He made an unprosperous filial company much more efficient which, however, also led to the suicide of the branch head. Kubát was promoted nevertheless and his steep rise in the company began. It came first before everything else and ultimately cost him his marriage to the principled Pavla. Kubát married again, this time the daughter of the managing director of Globus, and after some time he found himself in his father-in-law's place. He became the head of the company and now does what he chooses, but he is alone, without friendship or love. He suffers a crisis and when he chances upon the house of his first wife, he is crushed by the memories this evokes. He dies in the environment which he once abandoned for the sake of his career.

Cast

Ladislav Boháč

ředitel Globusu Karel Kubát

Marie Vášová

Pavla, Karlova první žena/Lidka Součková, Pavlina neteř

Eduard Linkers

bankéř Antonín Klika, Kubátův přítel

Stanislav Langer

generální ředitel Globusu Vilém Juliš

Jiřina Petrovická

Luisa, Julišova dcera, Karlova druhá žena

Marie Rosůlková

Julišova manželka

Jarmila Kurandová

Ulrychová, Pavlina matka

Dana Medřická

manikýrka Hermína, Klikova a Kubátova milenka

František Vnouček

redaktor Polák

Karel Pavlík

ředitel kontrolního oddělení Globusu Jiráček

František Filipovský

sluha v Globusu Kořínek

Miloš Nedbal

vedoucí budějovické filiálky Josef Lustik

Bohuš Záhorský

venkovský lékař MUDr. Mrázek

Manon Chafour

Klikova manželka Klára

Antonín Kandert

rozzlobený Klikův host

Miroslav Homola

prokurista Přikryl

Marie Nováková

Klikova milenka

Karel Svoboda

tajemník v Globusu

Věra Kalendová

sekretářka v Globusu

Lubomír Lipský

fotoreportér

Zvonimir Rogoz

lékař-rentgenolog

Vojta Plachý-Tůma

majitel továrny na barvy

Jarka Pižla

kamelot

Rudolf Široký

strážník

Emil Dlesk

flašinetář

Jaroslav Mareš

mladý redaktor

Božena Herrmannová

Klikova sousedka

J. O. Martin

houbař

Dubbing

Marie Burešová

hlas filmové kamery

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Jaroslav Balík (asistent scény)

Script Supervisor

Anna Holá

Screenstory

Jan Morávek

Based on

Jan Morávek (Veliká milost – povídka)

Screenplay

Karel Steklý

Camera Operator

Alois Jiráček, Bohumil Turek

Production Designer

Bohuslav Kulič

Art Director

Josef Gabriel

Set Designer

Prokop Pěkný

Costume Designer

Věra Tatterová

Make-Up Artist

Gustav Hrdlička

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Production Manager

Ladislav Terš

Unit Production Manager

Jiří Patočka

Music

Music Composed by

E. F. Burian

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Otakar Pařík (FISYO)

Songs

Pane, kupte si mé růže, Všecky myši za sebou /Dvacetikoruna není tak veliká/

Songwriter

John Gollwell (Všecky myši za sebou /Dvacetikoruna není tak veliká/)

Writer of Lyrics

Vítězslav Nezval (Pane, kupte si mé růže), Jiří Červený (Všecky myši za sebou /Dvacetikoruna není tak veliká/)

Singer

Marie Burešová (Pane, kupte si mé růže), ženský sbor (Všecky myši za sebou /Dvacetikoruna není tak veliká/)

Production info

Original Title

Kariéra

English Title

Getting On in the World

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1948

Production Year

1948

Premiere

22.10.1948

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Steklý – Hanuš (IV. výrobní skupina), Ladislav Hanuš, Karel Steklý

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

108 min

Versions

Czech