Karhan's Team

socialist-realism, comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Karhanova parta

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1950

Production year

1950

Premiere

23.03.1951

Director

Zdeněk Hofbauer

Synopsis

The first day of the Five-Year-Plan has begun. A factory public address system calls the workers to the shop floor in one of the largest plants in Prague. The most important issue is the chief topic of the day - the fulfilment of the Plan. The young people are full of self-confidence, the older staff members are more sceptical. The son of the old grinder Karhan, Jarka, announces the first proposal for improvement - the milling cutter should be supplied with an automatic off-switch. Jarka also gathers together a work-team with his friends which is to help improve the antiquated lathe room. Incited by the young workers, the older members also provide their help. A new machine is introduced to aid the workers - the "Centreless" - however, it is damaged by the careless Lojza and the Plan is threatened. At this point, old Karhan proposes to try and increase efficiency and challenges the young staff to a competition. They accept with enthusiasm. The competition is won by the team of old Karhan whose thirty-year experience and know-how work wonders. In the end, the competition ends with a reconciliation between young and old, since everyone has the same goal - to fulfil their obligations to the 9th Czechoslovak Communist Party Congress.

Cast

František Smolík

brusič Franta Karhan

Jaroslav Mareš

brusič Jarka, Karhanův syn

Světla Svozilová

matka Karhanová

Jindřich Plachta

brusič Ferda Fikejs

Marie Rintová

Fikejsova žena

Vladimír Řepa

brusič Záruba

Jaroslav Zrotal

předseda KSČ Pepíček Dvořák

Vladimír Krška

brusič Tulach

Rudolf Deyl ml.

revolverář Lojza

Jiří Kostka

dělník Zákora

Zdeněk Martínek

brusič Bohouš

Bohumil Machník

důvěrník ROH Klepáč

František Hanus

sektorář

Emil Kavan

dílovedoucí Mareš

Karel Hovorka

dělník

Josef Hlinomaz

dělník

Emil Dlesk

dělník

Stanislav Lužický

montér

Karol L. Zachar

nemocný děda z Piešťan

Eman Fiala

listonoš na penzi Zuklín

Ján Bzdúch

masér

Josef Hořánek

nemocný

Karel Vavřík

vrátný

Ota Motyčka

tramvaják Pejša

Rudolf Kutílek

prodavač

Miroslav Svoboda

nemocný v čekárně

Alois Dvorský

nemocný v čekárně

Milan Hlavín

nemocný v čekárně

Miloš Hájek

lékař

Běla Jurdová

revolverářka Vlasta, důvěrnice ROH

Eva Karelová

Božka, dívka Jarky Karhana

Marie Grygarová

Petráková

Zdeněk Šavrda

dělník

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Bohumil Kouba, O. Melmuka

Based on

Vašek Káňa (Parta brusiče Karhana – divadelní hra)

Production Designer

Karel Lier

Set Designer

František Rieger

Make-Up Artist

Václav Volk

Film Editor

Marie Kopecká

Sound Designer

František Fabián

Production Manager

Ladislav Hanuš, Jiří Šebor

Unit Production Manager

Josef Pitrák, Miloš Volák

Consultant

František Nachtman, J. Schiller, J. Mrázek

Music

Music Composed by

E. F. Burian

Music Performed by

FISYO, Dechový orchestr Hudby hradní stráže

Music Conducted by

Milivoj Uzelac (FISYO), Rudolf Urbanec (Dechový orchestr Hudby hradní stráže)

Songs

Pochod pětiletky, Horela lipka, horela

Songwriter

E. F. Burian (Pochod pětiletky)

Writer of Lyrics

Stanislav Neumann ml. (Pochod pětiletky)

Singer

Pěvecký sbor AUS Víta Nejedlého (Pochod pětiletky), sbor (Horela lipka, horela)

Production info

Original Title

Karhanova parta

English Title

Karhan's Team

Working Title

Parta brusiče Karhana

Copyright

1950

Production Year

1950

Premiere

23.03.1951

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Vítězslav Kocourek

Technical info