In a Fix

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1956

Production year

1956

Premiere

9 November 1956

Runtime

89 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Kudy kam?

Czech title

Kudy kam?

English title

In a Fix

Synopsis

Six months after their wedding Růžena and Vojta Koskuba are about to get divorced. The young couple evidently still love each other but they are divided by an irreconcilable dispute. Both work as teachers. The talented artist Růžena has also agreed to illustrate the school atlas of trees. She thus asks Vojta to do his share of the housework. He refuses and so the flat starts to look neglected. The presiding judge Macek has been living with his wife Žofie for the last twenty years in a happy marriage; he decides to try and bring the two back together. The agreement they finally reach has little effect and, after an argument, Vojta leaves home. After a while he returns but Růžena is not there. The holidays have begun and the Maceks have invited her to their country cottage. Here she discovers the essence of the Maceks' happy marriage. Žofie is a housewife and she does everything to please her husband. Vojta arrives at the country cottage determined to put Růžena off her idea of divided household responsibilities once and for all. He finds an opportunity since Mrs Macková is standing in for a teacher who has fallen ill at the local kindergarten and Růžena has to continue drawing for the Atlas. Vojta ostentatiously washes the stairs and the dishes and darns socks, singing as he goes. He gets Macek to help him and when they both manage to ruin the washing, they both realize that household chores are not as easy as they look. It seems that, in the interest of their marriages, both men are going to have to become more active around the house.

Cast

Jaroslav Marvan

tesařský mistr a přísedící u soudu

Nataša Gollová

Žofie, Mackova žena

Irena Kačírková

učitelka Růžena Koskubová

Jiří Sovák

učitel Vojta, Růženin manžel

Jiří Steimar

předseda soudu Jaroslav Souček

Rudolf Deyl ml.

předseda MNV Půlkrábek

Stella Zázvorková

Karásková, sousedka Koskubových

Bedřich Vrbský

ředitel školy Toman

Eliška Svobodová

přísedící Plachá

Jaroslava Adamová

listonoška Hanička

Bohuš Hradil

úředník Svatky

Karel Hovorka

pomocník fotografa

Ota Motyčka

hostinský

Zdeňka Reimannová

zapisovatelka u soudu

Blažena Slavíčková

divačka u rozvodu, nevěsta první svatby

Josef Šidlichovský

divák u rozvodu, ženich první svatby

Václav Trégl

Ferda, dělník u telefonu

Eva Treybalová

úřednice Svatky

Gabriel Hart

gratulant

Milada Horutová

matka hovořící na schůzce rodičů

Renata Borová

holčička ve školce

Saskia Burešová

žákyně učitelky Koskubové

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jaroslav Balík

Assistant Director

Bohumil Kouba, Eva Kubesová

Based on

Ota Šafránek (Kudy kam? – divadelní hra)

Shooting Script

Vladimír Borský

Director of Photography

Jan Stallich

Camera Operator

Karel Holub, Bohumil Hába

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Assistent Production Designer

Oldřich Bosák

Set Designer

Jiří Kalina, František Straka

Costume Designer

Libuše Hozová

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Production Manager

Ladislav Kalaš

Unit Production Manager

Josef Mathauser

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Sternwald

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Milivoj Uzelac), Orchestr Karla Vlacha (Music Conducted by Karel Vlach)

Songs

Svatební

Songwriter Jiří Sternwald
Writer of Lyrics Vratislav Blažek

Bezstarostný den

Songwriter Jiří Sternwald
Writer of Lyrics Zdeněk Borovec
Singer dětský sbor

Tichá voda do Dunajka padala

Singer Jiří Sovák

Production info

Original Title

Kudy kam?

Czech Title

Kudy kam?

English Title

In a Fix

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1956

Production Year

1956

Production specifications

projection approval 16 July 1956

Premiere

premiere 9 November 1956 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Moskva /9 týdnů/, Svornost /1 týden/, Arbes /1 týden od 23. 11./, Bystrica /1 týden od 30. 11./, Mír /1 týden od 7. 12./, Dukla /1 týden od 14. 12./, Aero /1 týden od 21. 12./ a Odboj /1 týden od 28. 12./, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov, Hostivař

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Šmída – Kabelík, Vladimír Kabelík (vedoucí tvůrčí skupiny), Bohumil Šmída (vedoucí tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

89 min

Original length in metres

2 540 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech