The Happiest Man int the World

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1953

Production year

1953

Runtime

9 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent filmshort

Original title

Nejšťastnější člověk na světě

Czech title

Nejšťastnější člověk na světě

English title

The Happiest Man int the World

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

Director of Photography

Jan Kališ, Ján Šmok

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

Czech Title

Nejšťastnější člověk na světě

English Title

The Happiest Man int the World

Category

film

Typology

featurenon-theatrical distributionstudent film

Genre

narrative

Student film

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1953

Production Year

1953

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

9 min

Original length in metres

247 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