The Happiest Man int the World

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Nejšťastnější člověk na světě

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1953

Production year

1953

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladimír Kressl

Synopsis

Young Tom has been unemployed for six years. So he travels right across the United States to ask his brother-in-law Jesse Smith for a job. Smith has his own worries - another driver has died transferring nitroglycerine. Tom asks if he can do this risky but well-paid job. Smith turns him down. When Tom tells him about his beloved sister, Tom's wife, growing old in poverty, he gives him the work. He looks on sadly as Tom leaves, in the latter's words, the happiest man in the world.

Cast

Jiří Dohnal

Jess Smith

Jiří Sovák

Tom, Jessův švagr

Felix le Breux

šéf Craft

Crew and creators

Based on

Albert Maltz (Nejšťastnější člověk na světě – povídka)

Screenplay

Ota Hofman

Production Manager

Miroslava Jasná

Pedagogical management

Václav Krška (režie), Václav Gajer (režie), Vladimír Novotný (kamera)

Music

Music Composed by

Miloš Vacek

Production info

Original Title

Nejšťastnější člověk na světě

English Title

The Happiest Man int the World

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1953

Production Year

1953

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech