Raftsmen's Card Game

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1952

Production year

1951—1952

Premiere

24 April 1953

Runtime

82 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Plavecký mariáš

Czech title

Plavecký mariáš

English title

Raftsmen's Card Game

Synopsis

Trees blown over in a storm two years ago are still lying on Štrachovec hill. The wood is cut up for lumber by only a small group of people using primitive methods without any machinery. Even though wood is needed for the local cooperative farm, the nearby stone quarry and for the construction of the dam, no-one is willing to release people to help save it before it rots. Neither has anything been done about the transportation of the wood to the sawmill which lies down river. A few old rafters live in the nearby village of Kameničky who, however, have not floated wood down the river for years. Old Váňa takes the initiative. He convinces his former colleagues and representatives of various organizations that they have to get the wood to the sawmill before the river freezes or before a flood carries it away in the spring. A cable for the wood's transportation is rigged up in the forest and the tree trunks are tied to the rafts. But there is not enough water in the river. Old Váňa finally arranges with the dam administrator in the hills that water will be gradually let into the river, and the job is successfully completed.

Cast

Jaroslav Marvan

starý plavec Josef Váňa

Jiří Plachý

nahluchlý Šindelář, starý plavec

Eman Fiala

lovec zmijí Domáček zvaný Haďař

Květa Fialová

Váňova vnučka Božka

Robert Vrchota

hajný Václav Maršík

L. H. Struna

kameník Josef Váňa ml.

Marie Brožová

Váňová, žena kameníka

Stanislav Šašek

Pepík Váňa, syn kameníka

Jaroslav Mareš

automechanik Franta Srba

Vilém Besser

referent ČSM Jarda Trnka

Stanislava Seimlová

copatá svazačka Anča

Gustav Nezval

polesný Šebek

Josef Chvalina

krajský referent Piskač

Theodor Pištěk

předseda MO KSČ Mančiňák, bývalý plavec

Vladimír Hlavatý

předseda JZD Vopálka

Bohdan Denk

učitel-svazák

Josef Beyvl

dělník Jarda Trnka st.

František Kreuzmann

parťák v lomu

Vladimír Řepa

dělník Anton Vršník, bývalý plavec

Fanda Mrázek

dělník Kozderka

Jiří Sovák

vedoucí pily

Alois Matoušek

kapitán

Jiřina Bílá

lesní dělnice Roušarová

Vlasta Deriová

Pepinka

Anna Melíšková

lesní dělnice Martínková

Jiří Vršťala

montér lanovky

Jan Rýz

správce

Michaela Lišková

holčička

Josef Příhoda

hrázný Mates Klásek

J. O. Martin

předseda JZD Kameničky

Antonín Šůra

budovatelský referent

Slávka Rosenbergová

lesní dělnice

Adolf Šmíd

zaměstnanec pily

Emil Dlesk

lesní dělník

Josef Štofl

dubl za Marvana

Commentary

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Ivo Novák

Based on

Jan Morávek (Plavecký mariáš – povídka)

Camera Operator

Stanislav Milota

Production Designer

Ferdinand Fiala

Set Designer

Antonín Pašek

Make-Up Artist

Vladimír Petřina

Film Editor

Marie Kopecká

Sound Designer

Miloslav Hůrka

Production Manager

Josef Beran

Unit Production Manager

Lasar Draganov, Václav Dobeš

Consultant

Matěj Štofl

Music

Music Composed by

František Škvor

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Otakar Pařík),

Songs

Plavecká

Singer sbor

Z Kameníčka běží voda

Singer sbor

Na Štrachovci dřevo leží

Singer sbor

To nic, to nic, to nic nedělá

Singer Jaroslav Marvan

Zasiala som bazaličku

Singer Stanislava Seimlová [dab]

Production info

Original Title

Plavecký mariáš

Czech Title

Plavecký mariáš

English Title

Raftsmen's Card Game

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1952

Production Year

1951—1952

Production specifications

start of filming 18 December 1951
the first film copy approved 13 December 1952
projection approval 19 December 1952 (konec povolení k promítání 19. 12. 1957)

Premiere

premiere 24 April 1953

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov, Hostivař

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

82 min

Original length in metres

2 325 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

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Umělecké prémie

1952
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Ferdinand Pečenka