The Merry Duel

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1950

Production year

1950

Premiere

9 March 1951

Runtime

89 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Veselý souboj

Czech title

Veselý souboj

English title

The Merry Duel

Working title

TOZ / Tyršův odznak zdatnosti

Synopsis

The workers from Rustonka - the repair workshop of the Prague Transport Company - are crazy about football, especially about their team. The players and their fans meet in the workshop doctor's consulting room. But one day the doctor is replaced with a younger doctor, Milada. The workshop's staff conspires against her and starts to boycott her office. But Milada doesn't give up. When she gets her work in order, she starts encouraging the employees' active interest in sport. First she convinces the trainees to take part in the competition for Tyrš's capability award and then, with the help of the foreman Javorin, entices the adults to join the exercises and sports. Eventually, Milada becomes popular with everybody. This occurs just as her time is up, and, at the news of her departure, the workers try to prevent it. Milada surrenders and stays. She also says yes to the marriage offer of the bragging young engineer Javorin who has for a long time hid his feelings for her under his arrogant attitude.

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Cast

Vlasta Matulová

MUDr. Milada Stránská

Robert Vrchota

ing. Vladimír Javorin, kapitán fobalistů

Jaroslav Marvan

dílenský mistr Javorin, Vladimírův strýc

Meda Valentová

Javorinová, manželka mistra Javorina

Vladimír Řepa

řidič tramvaje Nehasil

Jiří Vršťala

opravář Josef, Nehasilův syn

Jiří Plachý

MUDr. Kobera

Antonín Holzinger

předseda závodního výboru Doucha

Josef Kemr

laborant Emilek Veselka

Gustav Nezval

major Zahrádka

Radim Nikodém

učedník Bertík

Fanda Mrázek

opravář Mrázek

Josef Vošalík

fotbalový fanoušek Julius Škalda

Ota Motyčka

vrátný

Marie Blažková

zdravotní sestra Mařenka

Stanislav Jareš

fotbalista Kromholz

Bohuslav Kupšovský

opravář Komárek

Josef Najman

opravář Hájek

Ladislav Sedláček

ředitel podniku Hrejsa

František Pugner

opravář Podešva

Martin Raus

stázkař

Václav Špidla

muž s pondělníkem

Theodor Pištěk

průvodčí Košvanec

Antonín Kandert

pořadatel na stadionu

Václav Švec

tramvaják

Karel Hovorka

opravář

zaměstnanci Ústředních dílen Dopravních podniků hlavního města Prahy

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Jan Kovář, Jindřich Polák

Screenstory

Eva Treybalová

Director of Photography

Jaromír Holpuch

Camera Operator

Josef Novotný

Production Designer

Karel Černý

Set Designer

Karel Janout

Make-Up Artist

Jan Štětina, Karel Vít

Sound Designer

Karel Cajthaml

Production Manager

Rudolf Fencl, Rudolf Stahl

Unit Production Manager

František Urbánek

Cooperation

Antonín Stránský (fotograf), Antonín Stránský (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Rychlík

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Milivoj Uzelac)

Songs

Škoda lásky

Songwriter Jaromír Vejvoda

Kolíne, Kolíne

Songwriter František Kmoch
Singer Jaroslav Marvan

Jde potok lučinou

Production info

Original Title

Veselý souboj

Czech Title

Veselý souboj

English Title

The Merry Duel

Working Title

TOZ / Tyršův odznak zdatnosti

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1950

Production Year

1950

Production specifications

the first film copy approved 11/1950
projection approval 16 January 1951 (konec povolení k promítání 16. 1. 1956)
projection approval 07/1969

Premiere

premiere 9 March 1951 /suitable for youths/ (kina Blaník /2 týdny/, Lucerna /4 týdny/, Pasáž /4 týdny/, Revoluce /1 týden/, Aero /1 týden/, Odboj /1 týden od 16. 3./, Oko /1 týden od 23. 3./ a Metro /1 týden od 30. 3./, Praha)
renewed premiere 31 July 1969 /suitable for youths/

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

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

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

89 min

Original length in metres

2 539 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