What to Do with It?

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1955

Production year

1955

Premiere

14 December 1956

Runtime

44 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionmedium

Original title

Kam s ním?

Czech title

Kam s ním?

English title

What to Do with It?

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

Josef Hlinomaz

strážník

Adam Novák (2)

chlapec Bohumír Šťastný

Ludmila Píchová

panička se slunečníkem

J. Procházka

zelinář

Eva Svobodová

mlékařka

L. H. Struna

kočí smetařského vozu

Josef Steigl

domovník

Josef Vošalík

děda s dlouhou fajfkou

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)

Director of Photography

Josef Střecha, Jiří Tarantík

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),

Production info

Original Title

Kam s ním?

Czech Title

Kam s ním?

English Title

What to Do with It?

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1955

Production Year

1955

Production specifications

projection approval 4 July 1956

Premiere

premiere 14 December 1956 /suitable for youths/ (kino Hvězda, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Technical info

Duration typology

medium length film

Duration in minutes

44 min

Original length in metres

1 243 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