What to Do with It?

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Kam s ním?

Runtime

44

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1955

Production year

1955

Premiere

14.12.1956

Language version

Czech

Director

Jaromír Pleskot

Screenplay

Jaromír Pleskot

Synopsis

Fearing an outbreak of cholera a writer decides to put fresh straw in his old straw mattress. The housekeeper Anča buys new straw. She unpicks the material but a problem arises - where can you get rid of old straw in the Lesser Town in the middle of Prague? The bulky refuse cannot be put in a rubbish pit. Even the local rubbish collector declines to help. Anča's attempts to burn the straw end when sparks fly out of the chimney, scattering far and wide. Not even the neighbours, policeman nor porter are able to advise her. Thus the writer makes some cornets through which he intends to inconspicuously dispose of the straw in the streets. Soon it becomes clear, however, that using this method would require several months' work. The situation is finally resolved by the dairymaid who gladly accepts the straw so that she can use it to cover her barn floor.

Cast

Karel Höger

spisovatel

Jiřina Steimarová

hospodyně Anča

Milka Balek-Brodská

babka s fajfkou

Jiřina Bílá

panička

Emil Bolek

kupec

Josef Hlinomaz

strážník

Adam Novák (2)

chlapec Bohumír Šťastný

Věra Petáková

děvečka

Ludmila Píchová

panička se slunečníkem

J. Procházka

zelinář

Eva Svobodová

mlékařka

L. H. Struna

kočí smetařského vozu

Josef Steigl

domovník

Ferdinand Šafránek

kominík

Josef Vošalík

děda s dlouhou fajfkou

Antonín Soukup

lampář

M. Tišák

kluk

Miloš Kopecký

lepič vyhlášky

Eman Fiala

zahradník

Marie Nademlejnská

nájemnice v šátku

Milan Linhart

kluk

Jaruška Linhartová

holčička v kroji

M. Šilhavý

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Mojmír Drvota, Eva Mičulková

Based on

Jan Neruda (Kam s ním? – fejeton)

Camera Operator

Vojtěch Kuthan

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Art Director

Oldřich Šimáček

Set Designer

Josef Calta

Make-Up Artist

Gustav Hrdlička

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Production Manager

Jaroslav Prokop

Music

Music Composed by

Jan F. Fischer

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Jaromír Nohejl (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Kam s ním?

English Title

What to Do with It?

Copyright

1955

Production Year

1955

Premiere

14.12.1956

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech