The Pike in a Fish Pond

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1951

Production year

1950—1951

Premiere

14 March 1952

Runtime

73 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Štika v rybníce

Czech title

Štika v rybníce

English title

The Pike in a Fish Pond

Synopsis

Two young men - mason Franta and worker Béla - meet two girls - Mařka and Vlasta, on a picnic. The young men don't suspect that these are two trainees from the nearby masonry boarding-school for girls. They are all very surprised when they meet after a while on a building site where the girls begin working as trained masons. Franta really likes the beautiful and hard-working Mařka and their relationship slowly grows into love. It happens that Mařka works in the group of Franta's father, mason Doubrava. He doesn't like the innovations which the girl would like to introduce in their work. Still, Doubrava is a reasonable man. He manages to improve the work of an excellent but very lazy mason, Bureš. He also handles well his daughter Žofka's decision to train at the boarding-school to become a mason. When he sees how building "in threesomes" helped them finish the work on the thirteenth group of houses that was getting behind schedule, old Doubrava grows pleased with the innovations. The old and the young start working together with joy, looking forward to their future.

Cast

Jaroslav Vojta

zednický mistr František Doubrava

Ludmila Vendlová

zednička Mařka Dudková

Josef Pehr

Franta, Doubravův syn

Eman Fiala

zedník Alois Bureš

Jana Hrdličková

Žofka, Doubravova dcera

Táňa Hodanová

Marie, Doubravova žena

Otakar Vážanský

svažeč cikán Béla

Lydie Filová

Vlasta Cachová, Mařčina přítelkyně

Marie Brožová

Mařčina teta Dufková

Ota Motyčka

zedník Hora

Miloš Patočka

svažeč Láďa Jiráček

Josef Kemr

valcíř Chaloupka

Květa Fialová

zednička Lída

Marie Axlerová

zednička Eva

J. O. Martin

polír Sýkora

Bohuš Hradil

předseda závodní rady

Bedřich Prokoš

instruktor Souček

Augustin Lanča

hlídač na stavbě

Jindřich Doležal

majitel vily

Lubor Tokoš

rozhlasový reportér

Jindra Hermanová

manželka zedníka Bureše

Jan S. Kolár

inženýr

Dagmar Frýbortová

vedoucí interátu

Vlasta Vlasáková

zednička z internátu

František Klika

zahradník Datel

Josef Najman

starý zedník

Jaroslav Prokop

zedník-mistr

Anna Kadeřábková

žena obsluhující vrátek

Arna Pekárková

starší žena

Dagmar Hyková

Adlerová

Brabencová

Čermáková

Hlinková

Holečková

Julišová

Olga Komárková

Anna Konvičková

Kovařovicová

Lebedová

Linhartová

Landovská

Nová

Ludmila Naarová

Obrovská

Dagmar Pecháčková

Samohelová

zednička

Tikalová

zednička

Tobischová

zednička

Vavrušková

zednička

Helena Veselá

zednička

Zemanová

zednička

Žitná

zednička

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Anna Holá

Based on

Karel Stanislav (Stavěli zedníci – divadelní hra)

Director of Photography

Bohumil Kolátor

Camera Operator

Jaroslav Kupšík, Bedřich Baťka

Production Designer

Karel Černý

Set Designer

Karel Janout

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Blažej Bernard

Production Manager

Bohumil Šmída

Unit Production Manager

Antonín Dekoj, Jaroslav Prokop, Ctibor Novotný

Consultant

Oldřich Nový

Music

Music Composed by

Jaroslav Křička

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Otakar Pařík), Český pěvecký sbor

Songs

Zednická polka

Songwriter Jaroslav Křička
Writer of Lyrics František Hrubín
Singer sbor

Hejsa hopsa

Singer ženský sbor

Production info

Original Title

Štika v rybníce

Czech Title

Štika v rybníce

English Title

The Pike in a Fish Pond

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1951

Production Year

1950—1951

Production specifications

start of filming 10/1950
the first film copy approved 29 December 1951
projection approval 9 January 1952 (konec povolení k promítání 9. 1. 1957)

Premiere

premiere 14 March 1952

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Hostivař

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

73 min

Original length in metres

2 087 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