Moon over the River

melodrama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Měsíc nad řekou

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1953

Production year

1953

Premiere

28.08.1953

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Krška

Synopsis

Jan Hlubina lives a contented easy life with his wife and daughter Slávka in a house which looks out onto a romantic river. Hlubina was once the best and most talented student at grammar school. After graduation, however, he fell ill and had to abandon his plans for a career and opt instead for a mundane job in a stationer's shop which his wife arranged for him. Jan's peaceful life is disturbed by a planned graduates' meeting attended also by his best friend Roškot accompanied by his son Vilík. In the evening the Hlubinas and Roškot set off for the former students' party. While Hlubina expresses his resignation to his fate and recalls the beauty of his eternal memories of youth, Vilík meets up with Slávka in the Hlubina's flat. The young couple are affected by the suggestive magic of the summer evening bathed in moonlight. Slávka, however, will not allow herself nor Vilík to succumb to their awakening passion. Thanks to Slávka, everyone takes their leave in the morning in a mood of prudence and reconciliation.

Cast

Zdeněk Štěpánek

papírník Jan Hlubina

Zdeňka Baldová

Hlubinová, papírníkova žena

Dana Medřická

Slávka, dcera Hlubinových

Jiří Plachý

Josef Roškot, Hlubinův kamarád

Eduard Cupák

Vilík, Roškotův syn

Blanka Waleská

Růženka Pavlátová

Václav Vydra ml.

učitel Karel Brožík

Eman Fiala

rybář Pečárka

Helena Krtičková

vdova Lacinová

Světla Svozilová

švadlena Amálka Stárková

Ela Poznerová

švadlena Julinka Stárková

Antonín Kandert

abiturient s dortem

František Kreuzmann

abiturient s páskou na oku

Marie Rosůlková

manželka abiturienta

Vojta Novák

abiturient děkan

Marta Májová

manželka abiturienta

Antonín Soukup

abiturient Frantík

Bedřich Veverka

abiturient

Rudolf Walter

abiturient velebníček

Martin Skyba

chlapec v obchodě

Antonín Vilský

abiturient

Karel Kocourek

abiturient

Slávka Rosenbergová

sousedka Hlubinových

Gabriela Bártlová-Buddeusová

manželka abiturienta

Commentary

Zdeněk Štěpánek

úvodní báseň

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jaroslav Beránek

Assistant Director

Vladimíra Čečetková

Based on

Fráňa Šrámek (Měsíc nad řekou – divadelní hra)

Screenplay

Václav Krška

Camera Operator

Stanislav Milota

Production Designer

Karel Škvor

Costume Designer

Fernand Vácha

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Production Manager

František Sandr

Unit Production Manager

Josef Mathauser

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Srnka

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Milivoj Uzelac (FISYO)

Songs

Když jsem já šel tou Putimskou branou, Gaudeamus igitur, Ó, Velvary, Šly panenky silnicí, Ta naše hospoda, Písecký hodiny

Songwriter

lidová píseň (Když jsem já šel tou Putimskou branou)

Writer of Lyrics

lidová píseň (Když jsem já šel tou Putimskou branou)

Singer

Zdeněk Štěpánek (Když jsem já šel tou Putimskou branou), Jiří Plachý (Když jsem já šel tou Putimskou branou), sbor (Gaudeamus igitur), Zdeněk Štěpánek (Ó, Velvary), Zdeněk Štěpánek (Šly panenky silnicí), Jiří Plachý (Šly panenky silnicí), Zdeněk Štěpánek (Ta naše hospoda), Jiří Plachý (Ta naše hospoda), Zdeněk Štěpánek (Písecký hodiny), Jiří Plachý (Písecký hodiny)

Production info

Original Title

Měsíc nad řekou

English Title

Moon over the River

Copyright

1953

Production Year

1953

Premiere

28.08.1953

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Státní ceny za rok 1954

1954
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Jiří Srnka