The Visit

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1956

Production year

1956

Category

film

Genre

agitprop

Typology

feature

Original title

Přišel na návštěvu

Czech title

Přišel na návštěvu

English title

The Visit

Synopsis

Mr and Mrs Kudela leave for Brno on a medical congress. Their small children, Janička and Emilek, are being looked after by their grandfather who has arrived from the country accompanied by a live goose. Grandpa is a man of iron nerves. He calmly reads his paper while the children fill up the bath for the goose and then start chasing each other noisily up and down the flat. The neighbour Šebesta from the downstairs flat complains about the noise. Grandpa decides it would be better to take the children out for a walk but he does not notice that water is overflowing from the bath and that his cigar ignites a fire which burns the armchair and curtains. Then Emilek breaks a shop window with his ball. The Kudelas return to a burned and flooded flat but, as nothing has happened to the children, the father remains calm and invites his father-in-law and neighbour to the insurance company office. His associated household insurance policy, whose contract he signed in good time, will cover the damage, even for the broken shop window. Šebesta looks round at the advertising posters and then realizes that he left the gas on at home. He and grandpa run back home. Šebesta's lit cigar has caused an explosion. Šebesta is beside himself again. His demolished flat is unfortunately not insured.

Cast

Eman Fiala

dědeček

Marie Kautská

MUDr. Růžena Kudelová

Eduard Dubský

MUDr. Vladimír Kudela

Jaroslav Štercl

soused Šebesta

Josef Steigl

vedoucí prodejny

František Marek

pojišťovací agent

Jana Vejvodová

Janička, dcera Kudelových

Jan Materna

Emilek, syn Kudelových

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jiří Karásek

Production Designer

arch. Jaroslav Čermák

Film Editor

Josef Pejsar

Production Manager

Miloš Volák

Consultant

Václav Zejdl

Music

Music Composed by

Emil Ludvík

Music Performed by

Orchestr Pavla Bayerleho

Production info

Original Title

Přišel na návštěvu

English Title

The Visit

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

agitprop

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1956

Production Year

1956

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech