The Girl Robinson

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1956

Production year

1956

Premiere

25 January 1957

Runtime

78 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Robinsonka

Czech title

Robinsonka

English title

The Girl Robinson

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

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

Director of Photography

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),

Songs

Nikdy se nevrátí pohádka mládí

Songwriter Karel Vacek

Pod tím naším okénečkem

Cestička k Majrovce

Songwriter František Cajthaml

Tancuj, tancuj, vykrúcaj

Santa Lucia

Songwriter lidová italská píseň

Production info

Original Title

Robinsonka

Czech Title

Robinsonka

English Title

The Girl Robinson

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1956

Production Year

1956

Production specifications

projection approval 14 November 1956

Premiere

premiere 25 January 1957

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

78 min

Original length in metres

2 224 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