Hawk Versus Turtle-Dove

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Jestřáb kontra Hrdlička

Runtime

104

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1953

Production year

1953

Premiere

27.11.1953

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladimír Borský

Screenplay

Ota Hofman, Vladimír Borský

Synopsis

After the death of the lord of Supov, inspector Hrdlička is fired from the castle. He moves to Prague with his wife and daughters Irena and Julča. He hopes to find a lucrative position here, and the wife hopes that in Prague she will find a rich husband for Irena. But fortune is not smiling on Hrdlička, and the high expenses that the wife and Irena make get him into debt with the usurer Jestřáb. From the entire family, only Julča manages to cope with the misfortune and works, although she very much misses the gardener Karel who stayed at Supov. Hrdlička can't even pay the interest on his loans and after a while Jestřáb arrives at their house for inspection. There, he sees the beautiful Julča, and is prepared to defer Hrdlička's payment if Julča becomes his son's governess. Julča agrees to this to save her father and goes to Supov which Jestřáb has bought. Here, Jestřáb is harassing her one evening. Karel interferes and they are both fired. The situation with the Hrdlička family in Prague has become even worse in the meantime. The hoped for positions have melted away and Hrdlička lost another 100 guldens which he payed to a fake employment agent. Hrdlička shoots himself in despair. His wife and Irena end up as courtesans and are arrested for card-sharping. Only Julča and Karel are determined to live to see happier times together.

Note

Ota Hofman dramatized the story while he was still at FAMU. Vladimír Borský also wrote the screenplay while at FAMU. The Role Jestřáb was originally played by Jiří Plachý. After his death (suicide on December 2nd, 1952) Jaroslav Marvan took over his role. Plachý´s last completed role thus became Roškot in Moon Over the River.

Cast

František Smolík

inspektor v. v. F. J. Hrdlička

Jaroslav Marvan

lichvář Jestřáb

Vlasta Fabianová

Hermína, Hrdličkova žena, rozená z Podvalských

Taťána Vavřincová

Irena, dcera Hrdličkových

Vlasta Fialová

Julie, dcera Hrdličkových

Jan Pivec

podvodník Romanov

František Kreuzmann

advokát JUDr. Zamotal

Josef Bek

zahradník Karel Šimák

Jiří Steimar

továrník hrabě Supovský

Eva Klenová

hraběnka Supovská

Zdeněk Kryzánek

hrabě Walewský, Romanovův kumpán

Vladimír Jedenáctík

baron Kotowský, Romanovův kumpán

Vladimír Hlavatý

Toník Svoboda

Jiřina Šejbalová

majitelka módního salonu

Josef Bělský

továrník v karetní společnosti

Oldřich Musil

recepční v hotelu

Světla Svozilová

služebná u Jestřábů Rozina

Karel Hovorka

písař při exekuci

Gabriel Hart

klenotník

Milada Gampeová

Hermínina matka

Emil Dlesk

muž na dražbě

Antonín Soukup

muž na dražbě

Věra Váchová

žena v kavárně

Josef Příhoda

preclíkář

Vladimír Řepa

exekutor

Bohumil Machník

vrátný U Zlatého rouna

Stanislav Langer

policista

Anna Pitašová

žena ve společnosti

Manon Chafour

tanečnice

Bedřich Füsseger

tanečník

Ladislav Mandík

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Jiří Mikeťuk, Eva Kolářová

Based on

Svatopluk Čech (Jestřáb kontra Hrdlička – povídka)

Shooting Script

Vladimír Borský

Camera Operator

Josef Hanuš

Production Designer

Bohuslav Kulič

Set Designer

Jan Janda

Costume Designer

J. M. Gottlieb

Make-Up Artist

Otakar Košťál

Sound Designer

Adolf Böhm

Production Manager

Jiří Šebor

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslav Řeřicha

Pedagogical management

František A. Dvořák

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Srnka

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Milivoj Uzelac (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Jestřáb kontra Hrdlička

English Title

Hawk Versus Turtle-Dove

Copyright

1953

Production Year

1953

Premiere

27.11.1953

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech