On the Silver Mirror

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1954

Production year

1954

Runtime

57 min

Category

film

Genre

children

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionmedium

Original title

Na stříbrném zrcadle

Czech title

Na stříbrném zrcadle

English title

On the Silver Mirror

Synopsis

Věra Urbanová is an excellent pupil and a talented and successful pianist. After visiting a children's ice show she yearns for a pair of ice-skates and it is not long before she finds them under the Christmas tree. On the ice-rink she is surprised that skating is not as easy as it looks. The experienced ice-skater Jiřina takes her in hand and, since Věra has talent, she is accepted into the sports association. Věra's piano teacher wants her to play an unknown work by Leopold Koželuh at a concert. Věra's many interests and obligations begin to overwhelm her. She does worse at school, her music teacher decides to delegate the concert performance to her fellow-pupil Tonda and her training also starts slipping. Věra finds a sympathetic ear in her teacher who tells her how to arrange her time in order to get everything done. Tonda, who knows Věra is more talented than him, helps her to prepare for the concert. Her friends finally applaud her concert and her successful ice-skating performance.

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Cast

Jindra Kramperová

Věra Urbanová

Jiřina Steimarová

Věřina matka

Radovan Lukavský

Věřin otec

Emil Bolek

učitel hudby

Věra Bublíková

krasobruslařka Jiřina

Adam Novák (2)

Věřin bratr

Mikuláš Rachlík

Tonda Kučera, Věřin spolužák

Helena Bukovanská

Elena, dcera Fouskové

Miroslav Fišák

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Milan Vošmik

Director of Photography

Pavel Hrdlička

Production Designer

Jan Pacák

Make-Up Artist

Libuše Hlaváčová

Film Editor

Josef Pejsar

Sound Designer

František Fabián

Production Manager

Zdeněk Novák

Music

Music Composed by

Jan F. Fischer, Miloslav Ducháč (instrumentace)

Selected Music

Leopold Koželuh (Rondo in Dis), Petr Iljič Čajkovskij (Klavírní koncert b moll), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Bedřich Smetana

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Milivoj Uzelac), Orchestr Karla Vlacha

Production info

Original Title

Na stříbrném zrcadle

Czech Title

Na stříbrném zrcadle

English Title

On the Silver Mirror

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

children

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1954

Production Year

1954

Production specifications

start of filming 28 March 1954
end of filming 04/1954
projection approval 22 July 1954

Premiere

premiere 22 April 1955 /suitable for youths/

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Technical info

Duration typology

medium length film

Duration in minutes

57 min

Original length in metres

1 617 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