Steam Above a Pot

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Pára nad hrncem

Runtime

81

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1950

Production year

1949 – 1950

Premiere

20.10.1950

Language version

Czech

Director

Miroslav Cikán

Synopsis

The young and talented engineer Kohout works in a factory producing machine tools for the construction of a new automatic machine. From time to time he disappears and wanders about the night clubs and winebars. His friend, the fitter Vašek who lives with him in the factory hostel, always makes excuses for his absence. After one spree lasting several days Kohout is almost fired. He is saved by his friends who cover up for him and also because the management fears the factory will not fulfil its plan. Kohout's colleagues are convinced that only a woman can prevent his excesses and they decide to marry him off. They choose Helena who lives with Vašek's girlfriend Jarmila in the hostel. Helena surprises them by agreeing. In order that Helena and Kohout have somewhere to live, Vašek and Jarmila also have to get married. Everything is prepared for the two weddings, the brides and guests await the bridegrooms at the town hall. The boys, however, are in the middle of assembling a automatic new machine and forget about the wedding. After a series of misunderstandings and chases, everything turns out well in the end.

Cast

Vladimír Ráž

ing. František Kohout

Eva Marie Kavanová

sekretářka Helena Jansová

Robert Vrchota

montér Vašek Zuna, Františkův přítel

Hana Kavalírová

jeřábnice Jarmila Jeřábková

Vladimír Řepa

mistr Tonda Klimeš

Stanislav Neumann

číšník U zbrojnoše

Světla Svozilová

teta Anička

Marie Grossová

teta Tonička

Jiří Valenta

učedník Pepík

Josef Chvalina

dělník Vedral

Eman Fiala

fotograf

František Hanus

ředitel továrny

Jiřina Bílá

pradlena Pepina

Emil Bolek

oddávající úředník NV

Rudolf Deyl ml.

vedoucí pracovník

Miloš Hájek

magistrátní úředník

Emil Kavan

kuchař

Ota Motyčka

taxikář

J. O. Martin

vrátný

Jaroslav Malík

předseda závodní rady

Hynek Němec

člen závodní rady Fanda

Zdenka Procházková

sekretářka

Eva Svobodová

Holá, členka závodní rady

Meda Valentová

vedoucí vinárny

Karel Vavřík

člen závodní rady

Josef Najman

starý dělník

Nina Ninon

žena s psíkem

Alois Dvorský

muž s bradkou

Jaroslav Zrotal

host na svatbě

Jana Koulová

květinářka

Josef Steigl

muž před NV

Stanislav Lužický

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Karel Klikar

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Set Designer

Jan Janda

Make-Up Artist

Ladislav Bacílek

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Emil Poledník

Production Manager

František Milič

Unit Production Manager

Antonín Kubový

Music

Music Composed by

Zdeněk Liška

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Milivoj Uzelac (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Pára nad hrncem

English Title

Steam Above a Pot

Working Title

Zuzana versus Franta /námět/

Copyright

1950

Production Year

1949 – 1950

Premiere

20.10.1950

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech