Victorious Wings

narrative

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Vítězná křídla

Runtime

90 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1950

Production year

1950

Premiere

09.02.1951

Language version

Czech

Director

Čeněk Duba

Synopsis

The factory flying club's members are mostly young employees from the plane factory. The worker Franta Hronek is very dedicated to work and flying. The talented air-plane designer Ruda Kolář is also an excellent pilot, however he is not disciplined and is arrogant with his colleagues. He even starts flirting with the glass cutter Lída, even though he knows that she is Franta's girlfriend. By not servicing the windlass properly, Ruda causes an accident with Franta's glider. Lída, who is the only witness to the accident, doesn't reveal Ruda's guilt. Even so, Ruda is suspended for a while. The event shakes him so much that he becomes aware of his faults and changes his attitude toward people and work. This results in him being sent with Franta to the international competition in Poland. Ruda does better in the first part of the competition but harms the wing of his glider in landing. Franta, who is not doing so well in the competition, unselfishly loans his glider to Ruda. After an exhausting race with the Swedish pilot, Ruda wins the competition for Czechoslovakia. The bitterness between the two young men is gone and they are welcomed at home with huge ovations.

Cast

Rudolf Křivánek

dělník a letec Franta Hronek

Jiří Adamíra

konstruktér a letec Rudolf Kolář

Eduard Dubský

letecký instruktor Paukner

Vlasta Fialová

brusička skla a pilotka Lída Šantrochová

Josef Benátský

brusič skla Bořivoj Šantroch, Lídin otec

Julie Charvátová

Hronková, Frantova matka

J. O. Martin

dílenský mistr

Karel Richter

plachtař Honza

Antonín Mikulič

plachtař Ferda

Josef Vinklář

plachtař Vláďa

Břetislav Roček

letec Vašek Vydra

Lubomír Lipský

plachtař Karel Vrba

Roman Besiada

polský plachtař Modleszewski

Július Bártfay

slovenský letec Jano Matucha

Miloš Bílek

Zdeněk

Jan Brandýs

Johny Zach

Černý Jiří (3)

plachtař Pepík

Deyl Rudolf ml.

dělník

Emil Kavan

funkcionář leteckého klubu

Svatopluk Majer

funkcionář modelářského klubu

Karol Machata

slovenský letec

Jiří Novotný

Jirka, Frantův bratr

Jan Prokeš

plachtař

Karel Vavřík

funkcionář leteckého klubu

Bedřich Prokoš

ing. Kouba

Jaroslav Orlický

člen komise v koženém kabátě

Ivan Jandl

letecký modelář

Josef Šupík

Ludva, Lídin bratr

Jarmil Škrdlant

člen závodní rady

Vl. Lehký

Otakar Konětopský

Crew and creators

Director

Čeněk Duba

Second Unit Director

Milan Špaček

Assistant Director

Vladimír Zelenka

Second Unit Photography

Felix Leibl

Camera Operator

Bedřich Baťka

Production Designer

Miroslav Hrachovec

Set Designer

Vladimír Slepička

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Production Manager

Rudolf Fencl

Unit Production Manager

František Novák, Jiří Patočka

Cooperation

Ministerstvo národní obrany ČSR, Ministerstvo dopravy ČSR, Aeroklub Republiky československé, Tovární aeroklub „Alaz“

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Šust

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Otakar Pařík (FISYO)

Songs

Pochod demokratické mládeže /Z národů ač jsme různých/

Songwriter

Anatolij Novikov (Pochod demokratické mládeže /Z národů ač jsme různých/)

Production info

Original Title

Vítězná křídla

English Title

Victorious Wings

Category

Film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1950

Production Year

1950

Premiere

09.02.1951

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Miroslav Galuška

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

90 min

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 1. mezinárodní filmový festival v Indii

1952
Bombaj, Madrás, Nové Dillí a Kalkata / India