Leave It to Me

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1955

Production year

1955

Premiere

23 December 1955

Runtime

78 min

Director

Martin Frič

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Nechte to na mně

Czech title

Nechte to na mně

English title

Leave It to Me

Synopsis

Type-setter at a printing works Jaroslav Patočka has remained in Prague with his son Pepík, an adolescent competitive runner. Mrs Patočková left for Příbram to be with their daughter who is about to give birth. Patočka cannot wait to plant his strawberries in the garden and he looks after his bees. Instead, however, he inadvertently finds himself on a boat with his colleagues who are off on a work day out; he is appointed head of the outing. The person who was originally supposed to conduct the tour, Patočka's colleague and neighbour Kalousek, was unable to get out of his flat as the former had locked him in by mistake. The new leader is successful in this post and is thus elected speaker for social affairs at the factory commission instead of Kalousek. He gladly accepts his new tasks and also becomes cultural and sports speaker and house representative. In the meantime, his own flat is neglected, dirty dishes everywhere, the garden starts to wilt and Pepík leaves to take part in a competition; the self-sacrificing Patočka is at his wits' end, feeling the weight of his obligations. The malicious and embittered Kalousek makes things worse for him. Completely exhausted, Patočka falls ill. He later learns he has become a grandfather and that Pepík won his races. His colleagues realize that they had given him too many responsibilities. They divide up the work among other people and Patočka remains as speaker for social affairs.

Cast

Oldřich Nový

sazeč Jaroslav Patočka

Theodor Pištěk

předseda závodního výboru Rokos

František Kreuzmann

korektor Václav Kalousek

Vladimír Řepa

Václav Pinc, člen závodního výboru

Běla Jurdová

sekretářka Anči

Jaroslav Mareš

Tonda Kubala, Ančin snoubenec

Zdeňka Baldová

správcová

Robert Bate-Stein

Pepík, Patočkův syn

Marie Vášová

Patočkova žena

Václav Trégl

Hejna, Patočkův soused

Ilona Kubásková

Pincova žena

Lubomír Lipský

korektor Boček

Stella Zázvorková

žadatelka o byt Richtrová

Čestmír Studna

Miloušek, syn Pincových

Magda Kopřivová

uklízečka Sudová

Bedřich Bozděch

hlídač srubu Forman

Josef Chvalina

tiskař Novotný

František Paul

kapitán parníku

Emil Bolek

vrátný

Vladimír Klemens

vedoucí opravny zdviží

Irena Bernátová

Jarmila, dcera Patočkových

Josef Steigl

vedoucí kovomatu

Ladislav Kulhánek

řečník na schůzi

Bohuš Hradil

úředník v topenářství

Antonín Kandert

vedoucí sklenářství

Emanuel Kovařík

strojník parťák

Fanda Mrázek

opravář zdviží

Miloš Vavruška

opravář zdviží Franta

Jindřich Doležal

zahrádkář

Mirko Čech

příslušník SNB

Marie Kautská

dívka v Patočkově kanceláři

František Miroslav Doubrava

řečník na schůzi lesníků

Ota Motyčka

funkcionář

Erik Zámiš

účastník schůze

Marta Kozibíková

Jaroušek, vnuk Patočkových

Anna Kadeřábková

prodavačka v Chemodroze

Ivana Teršová

Pincova dcera

Petr Bukvaj

Pincův syn

Pavel Bukvaj

Pincův syn

Hugo Günther

lékař

Božena Boušová

vedoucí závodní kuchyně

Ladislav Pecold

příslušník SNB na křižovatce

Václav Žižka

taxikář

Karel Exner

muž v Patočkově kanceláři

Karel Šlajs

závozník

Kudla

starší úředník

Ťoupalíková

korespondentka

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Assistant Director

Marie Hejzlarová, Rudolf Jaroš

Screenstory

Alice Valentová, Zdeněk Endris

Director of Photography

Rudolf Stahl ml.

Camera Operator

Eduard Kadeřábek

Production Designer

Miroslav Hrachovec

Set Designer

Josef Pavlík

Make-Up Artist

Ladislav Bacílek

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Ladislav Terš

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslav Vlk

Music

Music Composed by

Zdeněk Petr, Jan Frýda

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Milivoj Uzelac),

Production info

Original Title

Nechte to na mně

Czech Title

Nechte to na mně

English Title

Leave It to Me

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1955

Production Year

1955

Production specifications

start of filming 16 February 1955
projection approval 7 December 1955

Premiere

premiere 23 December 1955

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov, Hostivař

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

78 min

Original length in metres

2 215 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