The Little Partisan

war

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Malý partyzán

Runtime

93 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1950

Production year

1950

Premiere

07.09.1951

Language version

Czech

Director

Pavel Blumenfeld

Synopsis

The Second World War is drawing to a close. A munitions factory controlled by German soldiers is located in a small Czech town. A partisan division is hiding outside the town which is to try to prevent a transport of weapons reaching the front. Members of an illegal movement formed from workers and town inhabitants risk their lives helping the partisans. They also find great support in the old, shrewd doctor of whose reliability the Germans are convinced. The worker Hanuš is forced to escape and his eldest son Jenda, a natural leader of the local children, assumes his role in the family and also takes over the former's illegal activities. While he is looking for a lost goat high up in the hills he chances upon the partisans. The Germans arrest Hanuš's mother and treat her roughly during her interrogation. The Czech secretary in the director's office at the munitions factory is able to inform the men of the date of the transport. Jenda witnesses the shooting of a partisan contact and he, himself, brings the partisans important news in his stead. The other children help to lure away Adi, the son of the German factory guard and Jenda's great enemy. The transport is destroyed. Jenda is reunited with his mother whom the Germans have released since they are unable to glean anything from her regarding the whereabouts of her husband.

Cast

Vladimír Janura

dělník Hanuš

Alena Kautská

Marie, Hanušova žena

Josef Šlosar

Jenda, syn Hanušových

Vladimír Bejval

Jirka, syn Hanušových

Dana Ingvortová

Milenka, dcera Hanušových

Felix le Breux

MUDr. Ruml

Jaroslav Raušer

gestapák Schulze

František Šec

gestapák Bohne

Eduard Dubský

plukovník von Stauffen

Josef Elsner

verkšuc Franz Paulik

Irena Fabiánová

Paulikova žena

Jiří Kadleček

Adi, syn Paulikových

Miroslava Langová

partyzánská spojka Pepinka

Dagmar Týmlová

sekretářka Lída

Hynek Němec

dělník Coufal

Oldřich Vykypěl

velitel partyzánů

Otto Čermák

řídící učitel

Jan Matýsek

dělník Bárta

Terezie Brzková

lékařova hospodyně Berta

Blažena Slavíčková

pacientka v čekárně

Eva Jiroušková

dělnice Nováková

Josef Maršálek

nadporučík Rudi

Josef Šťastný

učitel

Igor Michajluk

partyzán

Karel Fořt

vedoucí SS

Antonín Holzinger

dozorce Kremlík

Otakar Brousek

dělník Hrubeš

Vladimír Dvorský

J. Andrýs

M. Drdlová

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Vladimír Hrubeš

Based on

Václav Vaňátko (Malý partyzán – divadelní hra)

Camera Operator

František Dojáček

Production Designer

Miroslav Hrachovec

Set Designer

František Straka

Make-Up Artist

Rudolf Hammer

Sound Designer

Dobroslav Šrámek

Production Manager

Rudolf Fencl, Zdeněk Oves

Unit Production Manager

Miroslav Šimonek

Cooperation

Juraj Červík

Music

Music Composed by

Dalibor C. Vačkář

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Otakar Pařík (FISYO)

Songs

Každý český hospodář měl na vojnu syna dát, Na vrch Javorníčka, Holka modrooká

Singer

Dana Ingvortová (Každý český hospodář měl na vojnu syna dát), dětský sbor (Na vrch Javorníčka)

Production info

Original Title

Malý partyzán

English Title

The Little Partisan

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

war

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1950

Production Year

1950

Premiere

07.09.1951

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Jan Kloboučník

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

93 min

Versions

Czech