The Girl Robinson

narrative

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Robinsonka

Runtime

78 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1956

Production year

1956

Premiere

25.01.1957

Language version

Czech

Director

Jaromír Pleskot

Synopsis

Grandmother is telling her granddaughter a story which happened almost twenty years ago. It is a story about the girl's mother, the old lady's step-daughter Bláža. Thirteen year old Bláža is called back from a summer camp with the news of her little brother's birth. Only when she arrives home does the girl find out that her mother died giving birth and that the new-born baby is in a sanatorium. From one day to the next, the girl who had no care in the world has to start looking after their home. Her favourite book about Robinson Crusoe, the shipwrecked sailor on a deserted island, helps her deal with the situation. Her father, a taxi driver, helps her in the difficult situation and joins her "Little Girl Robinson Crusoe" game. Tonička, the neighbours' maid who teaches her how to do housework is a great support for Bláža. The holidays are over and Bláža, who is a gifted pupil, would love to go back to school. But then her little brother would have to be sent to a foundling hospital so the girl decides to interrupt her studies. Then Tonička makes an agreement with the girl's father to start looking after their family and in time becomes girl's new mother. Now Bláža can finish her studies. After the grandmother leaves the granddaughter makes a phone call to her mother at work and proudly declares that she also is as independent as a little Little Girl Robinson Crusoe.

Cast

Jaroslava Tvrzníková

Bláža Borová

Ladislav Pešek

taxikář Jaroslav Bor, Blážin otec

Libuše Havelková

služebná Tonička

Rudolf Jelínek

Jarda Duchoň

Alma Šachlová

Ledková, Blážina spolužačka zvaná Ledeček

Felix le Breux

Borův zákazník

Stella Zázvorková

stavitelová Kubátová

Věra Petáková

profesorka na táboře

Milka Balek-Brodská

žena na ulici

Lubomír Lipský

hokynář

Antonín Jedlička

prodavač na pouti

Petra Pleskotová

vnučka Toničky, Blážina dcera

Věra Motyčková

sestra v nemocnici

Josef Steigl

Borův zákazník v dešti

Josef Příhoda

zmrzlinář

Helena Bukovanská

E. Kovářová

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Bohumil Svoboda, Eva Mičulková

Based on

Marie Majerová (Robinsonka – kniha)

Shooting Script

Jaromír Pleskot

Camera

Jan Roth

Camera Operator

Josef Pávek, Miroslav Sinkule, Josef Pechar

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Set Designer

Josef Calta

Costume Designer

František Tröster

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Jaroslav Prokop

Unit Production Manager

Jiří Krejčí

Music

Music Composed by

Jan F. Fischer

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

Nikdy se nevrátí pohádka mládí, Pod tím naším okénečkem, Cestička k Majrovce, Tancuj, tancuj, vykrúcaj, Santa Lucia

Songwriter

Karel Vacek (Nikdy se nevrátí pohádka mládí), František Cajthaml (Cestička k Majrovce), lidová italská píseň (Santa Lucia)

Production info

Original Title

Robinsonka

English Title

The Girl Robinson

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1956

Production Year

1956

Premiere

25.01.1957

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

78 min

Versions

Czech