A Dog's Worries

narrative

Typology

feature

Lenght

short

Czech title

Psí starosti

Runtime

15 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1954

Production year

1954

Language version

Czech

Director

Stanislav Látal

Synopsis

Gamekeeper Jeřábek's dog, the terrier Brok, takes his job guarding the gamekeeper's lodge seriously. He derives certain satisfaction when the cat Micka returns from her wanderings and cannot get inside the warm house. The cat is bored by this solitary existence and glorifies life in the big city. Brok has visited the city only once and discovered that a dog's life there is very restricted. Moreover, when he was away, a fox strangled six out of seven chickens, the tragedy culminating in the death of the cockerel who pined away from grief. Brok is very ashamed at what happened and decides to take his revenge on the fox. The gamekeeper sets out to feed the stags, roebucks and fallow deer, taking not only Brok but also the remaining chicken with him. The dog guards the chicken closely and is even concerned for the safety of the wild rabbits who are hopping about by their burrow without a care in the world. When the fox tries to catch them, Brok realizes this is his big moment. He throws himself on his opponent, taking him unawares, and finishes him off once and for all. Now Brok is contented since he has fulfilled his obligations: to guard his master's property and to protect the weak from the strong.

Cast

Karel Jeřábek

hajný

pes Klinč

teriér Brok

Dubbing

Miroslav Horníček

hlas psa Klinče

Miroslav Horníček

hlas teriéra Broka

Stella Zázvorková

hlas kočky Micky

Crew and creators

Commentary by

Vratislav Blažek

Film Editor

Josef Pejsar

Production Manager

Jan Klement

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Rychlík

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Milivoj Uzelac (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Psí starosti

English Title

A Dog's Worries

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1954

Production Year

1954

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

15 min

Versions

Czech