Karhan's Team

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1950

Production year

1950

Premiere

23 March 1951

Runtime

83 min

Category

film

Genre

socialist-realism, comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Karhanova parta

Czech title

Karhanova parta

English title

Karhan's Team

Working title

Parta brusiče Karhana

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.

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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

Emil Kavan

dílovedoucí Mareš

Emil Dlesk

dělník

Karol L. Zachar

nemocný děda z Piešťan

Eman Fiala

listonoš na penzi Zuklín

Ota Motyčka

tramvaják Pejša

Miroslav Svoboda

nemocný v čekárně

Alois Dvorský

nemocný v čekárně

Milan Hlavín

nemocný v čekárně

Běla Jurdová

revolverářka Vlasta, důvěrnice ROH

Eva Karelová

Božka, dívka Jarky Karhana

Marie Grygarová

Petráková

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Bohumil Kouba, O. Melmuka

Based on

Vašek Káňa (Parta brusiče Karhana – divadelní hra)

Director of Photography

Josef Střecha

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

Cooperation

Václav Wasserman (režijní spolupráce)

Music

Music Composed by

E. F. Burian

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Milivoj Uzelac), Dechový orchestr Hudby hradní stráže

Songs

Horela lipka, horela

Singer sbor

Production info

Original Title

Karhanova parta

Czech Title

Karhanova parta

English Title

Karhan's Team

Working Title

Parta brusiče Karhana

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

socialist-realism, comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1950

Production Year

1950

Production specifications

the first film copy approved 12/1950
projection approval 03/1951 (konec povolení k promítání březen 1956)

Premiere

premiere 23 March 1951 (konec povolení k promítání březen 1956)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Hostivař, Barrandov

Creative Group

V. tvůrčí kolektiv Vítězslava Kocourka, Vítězslav Kocourek (vedoucí V. tvůrčího kolektivu)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

83 min

Original length in metres

2 345 meters

Distribution carrier

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