Off the Old Block

educational

Typology

feature

Czech title

Daleko od stromu

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production year

1957

Language version

Czech

Director

Bohumil Vošahlík

Screenplay

Bohumil Vošahlík

Screenstory

Sylva Daníčková, Bohumil Vošahlík

Synopsis

The young couple Václav and Eliška Dvořák are artistes working under the artistic name Duo Gerardis. In their performance, they are hanging up high and in his teeth Václav holds the bar from which Eliška hangs. After their performance, they meet their friend, dentist Kavan. Václav is not a "good" patient in his opinion, because his denture is strong and healthy. Small Vašík, son of the Dvořák couple, is growing up with his grandmother. She loves to bake different cakes and prepare sweet meals for her grandson. Small Vašík is not brushing his teeth properly. When he goes to see the dentist, he has a lot of bad teeth. His father Václav is not happy about that, he was hoping to bring his son into his acrobatic number in due course. He takes Vašík to see Kavan. The dentist shows them a short film about the causes of tooth decay and the importance of a balanced diet with lots of vegetables and milk products. Vašík promises his father that he will start caring for his teeth properly.

Cast

Otto Lackovič

artista Václav Dvořák

Luka Rubanovičová

artistka Eliška, Václavova žena

Petr Rachner

Vašík, syn Dvořákových

Antonín Hrabánek

zubař MUDr. Kavan

Magda Kopřivová

Vašíkova babička

Mirko Musil

muž s bolavým zubem

Crew and creators

Production Designer

Karel Černý

Production Manager

Jaroslav Houžvička

Consultant

doc. MUDr. Josef Švejda

Music

Music Composed by

Václav Lídl

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Daleko od stromu

English Title

Off the Old Block

Copyright

1957

Production Year

1957

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech