Motorbike

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1949

Production year

1949

Premiere

2 September 1949

Runtime

81 min

Director

Martin Frič

Category

film

Genre

drama, socialist-realism

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Pětistovka

Czech title

Pětistovka

English title

Motorbike

Synopsis

The Meteor factory is entrusted with preparations for the series production of a new 500 cc. motorcycle. Engineer Bareš's construction department has completed the project. The managing director's adviser, engineer Rokos, uses the importance of his office to try to introduce changes in the engine, based on foreign models. Meteor staff, however, believe their design is more suitable and cheaper and they decide to work on both types. The whole plant sides with Bareš and his design. Thus, on a predetermined date, eight prototypes are to be ready for a test run of 1,000 km, which will prove which model is superior and most reliable. With the joint endeavour of engineers and workers they even manage to produce an extra three motorcycles. Shortly before the race three machines catch fire, the fault of a drunken guard. In the interests of the success of the joint production, drivers Kerman and Tomek also decide to settle their differences. During the race Kerman reaches the finish first on Rokos' motorcycle, but immediately behind him come all four motorcycles containing Bareš's engine. The latter are thus chosen for series production.

Note

The test run took place on April 15th, 1949. The film was made as a gift from film employees on the occassion od the 9th Czechoslovak Communist Party Congress.

Cast

František Hanus

šéfkonstruktér ing. Bareš

Bohuš Hradil

svářeč Přibík, předseda závodní rady

Eduard Linkers

konstruktér ing. Vališ

Běla Jurdová

dělnice a závodnice Máňa Kolářová

Robert Vrchota

závodník Jiří Tomek

Vítězslav Boček

ředitel Meteoru Spáčil

Rudolf Deyl ml.

konstruktér ing. Rousek

Felix le Breux

ing. Rokos

Miloslav Jenčík

učedník Pepík Caha

Bohumil Vild

učedník Tonda Kubr

Bedřich Bozděch

skladník a vrátný Málek

Oldřich Lukeš

nástrojař Václav Holý

Vilém Pfeiffer

závodník Kerman

Fanda Mrázek

montér Jarda Brabec

Marta Májová

babka s chrastím

Miroslav Svoboda

konstruktér ing. Šimek

Jaroslav Zrotal

dělník-soustružník

Hynek Němec

dělník

František Šlégr

mistr učňů

Miloš Willig

konstruktér

Pavel Šmok

dělník v garáži

Blažena Slavíčková

Brabcova slečna Otylka

Viktor Nejedlý

děda s fajfkou

Ferdinand Jarkovský

dělník ve skladu

Jiřina Bílá

Tomkova sestra

Jindřich Doležal

inženýr, ředitel továrny Star

Ilona Kubásková

Pepíkova matka

Jiří Blahník

učedník Stočes zvaný Chrastítko

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Assistant Director

Milan Tichý

Screenstory

Jiří Šťastný

Director of Photography

Jan Roth

Second Unit Photography

Jaromír Holpuch

Camera Operator

Bohumil Paris, Josef Pechar

Production Designer

Karel Škvor

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Karel Kohout

Cooperation

Jiří Lehovec, Luděk Mattausch, Zbrojovka Brno n. p., Jawa n. p. Praha, Jawa n. p. Brodce nad Sázavou, Česká zbrojovka Strakonice

Music

Music Composed by

Miloš Smatek

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Milivoj Uzelac)

Production info

Original Title

Pětistovka

Czech Title

Pětistovka

English Title

Motorbike

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama, socialist-realism

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1949

Production Year

1949

Production specifications

projection approval 20 May 1949 (konec povolení k promítání 20. 5. 1954)

Premiere

premiere 2 September 1949 /suitable for youths/ (kina Alfa /4 týdny/ a Dukla /1 týden/, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Creative Group

VIII. tvůrčí kolektiv Vladimíra Kabelíka, Vladimír Kabelík (vedoucí VIII. tvůrčího kolektivu)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

81 min

Original length in metres

2 295 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