No Surgery Today

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1947

Production year

1947

Premiere

5 March 1948

Runtime

92 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Dnes neordinuji

Czech title

Dnes neordinuji

English title

No Surgery Today

Synopsis

Psychiatrist Jakub Johánek gets so drunk at his associate professor appointment party, that the next day he can't remember what he did after midnight. Jazz-singer Kateřina, who lives next door, in the flat of her cousin Růžena, the radio newscaster, takes advantage of this fact. She really longs for her cousin's flat and she knows that Johánek is in love with Růžena. She persuades the professor that he seduced Růžena that night. The honest psychiatrist asks Růžena to marry him. She is also in love with him but doesn't want to marry through a trick. Different misunderstandings are piling up and Johánek's friend, lawyer Plevka, has an impression that Růžena is a fraud. To test her, he makes up another trick. He tries to persuade Johánek that he set fire to a stack of hay outside Prague that night. Fearing that her beloved will be accused of arson, Růžena confirms Kateřina's story. Now Johánek doesn't feel worthy of her love. The explanation, together with a lost shoe, comes with student Divíšek from the flat upstairs. The drunk pedagogue spent the critical night at his place, giving him lectures until early morning. All suspicions were dropped. Johánek won Růžena's hand and Kateřina won her flat.

Note

This theme had already been treated in a Czech film under the title The Little Window (directed by Vladimír Slavínský, 1933).

Cast

Jan Pivec

psychiatr doc. MUDr. Jakub Johánek

Dagmar Frýbortová

rozhlasová hlasatelka Růžena Vojtíšková

Pavla Vrbenská

jazzová zpěvačka Kateřina Kostková

Josef Gruss

JUDr. Jindřich Plevka

Ota Motyčka

Brhlík, solicitátor u Plevky

Meda Valentová

domovnice Dynybylová

Jaroslav Mareš

student medicíny Filip Divíšek

František Kreuzmann

pacient Blažek

Drahomíra Hůrková

úřednice u Plevky

Alena Pospíšilová

studentka Věra

Vladimír Čeřovský

substitut u dr. Plevky

Josef Macháček

hlasatel Vašek

Otto Kinský

pacient Kučera

Antonín Klimeš

Johánkův kamarád v kavárně

Robert Morávek

Johánkův kamarád v kavárně

Josef Steigl

taxikář

Alois Dvorský

muž s novinami

Emilie Hlinovská

elegantní dáma

Milada Wildová

starší paní

Josef Venclů

houslista

Mirek Vrba

bubeník

Zlata Jeřábková

Crew and creators

Based on

Olga Scheinpflugová (Okénko – divadelní hra)

Screenplay

Jan Gerstel

Director of Photography

Josef Střecha

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Set Designer

Prokop Pěkný

Film Editor

Marie Kopecká

Sound Designer

Emanuel Formánek

Production Manager

Miloš Mastník

Unit Production Manager

Václav Kutil

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Stelibský

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Milivoj Uzelac)

Songs

Vím o jednom krásným muži /parodie na Znám já jeden krásný zámek/

Singer Pavla VrbenskáDagmar Frýbortová

Zpívám, když mě samota tísní

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav MottlFrantišek Kudrna
Singer Pavla Vrbenská

Kateřino, Kateřino

Songwriter Josef Stelibský
Writer of Lyrics Jaroslav MottlFrantišek Kudrna
Singer Pavla Vrbenskásbor

Už je to uděláno, už je to hotovo

Singer Pavla Vrbenská

Production info

Original Title

Dnes neordinuji

Czech Title

Dnes neordinuji

English Title

No Surgery Today

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1947

Production Year

1947

Production specifications

projection approval 18 February 1948 (konec povolení k promítání 18. 2. 1953)
projection approval 12/1950 (neschváleno do distribuce)

Premiere

premiere 5 March 1948 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Moskva /3 týdny/ a Praha /4 týdny/, Praha)

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

92 min

Original length in metres

2 793 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 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