Friday Morning

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production year

1957

Premiere

23 August 1957

Runtime

33 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionmedium

Original title

V pátek ráno

Czech title

V pátek ráno

English title

Friday Morning

Working title

Její chlapci

Synopsis

An alarm clock goes off in the Malásek family home at half past four in the morning. The mother Slávka gets up, finishes her toilet, and goes to work after setting out clean shirts for her husband and three sons and letting their Alsatian dog Ajax out in the garden. At half past five, the father Karel gets up and sends Ajax to get milk and bread from the shop. The father shaves, has breakfast and goes to work. At half past six the oldest son Tomáš wakes up. He prepares breakfast for his brothers and plays with his father's shaving brush for a while. After he leaves, Pavlík and Milan get up as well. Pavlík tries to turn off the dripping water tap in the bathroom but the tap gets stuck and in a little while water is overflowing from the bath-tub. At first the boys ask their parents for help. They call their mother at work but at the end a police officer helps them and sends for a plumber. The parents come home when the danger is already over and they are so overjoyed at their children's independence that they forget about their banal quarrel from the day before.

Note

The film was distributed to Czech cinemas along with the feature film The Good Soldier Švejk (1956) by Karel Steklý.

Cast

Jarmila Smejkalová

telefonistka Slávka Malásková

Vlastimil Brodský

laborant Karel, Slávčin manžel

Milan Tomášek

Tomáš, syn Maláskových

Petr Krajča

Milan, mladší syn Maláskových

Zbyněk Tenkrát

Pavlík, nejmladší syn Maláskových

Marcela Moravcová

laborantka Jarmila

Radovan Lukavský

údržbář Kohout

pes Ajax

vlčák

Crew and creators

Shooting Script

Zdeněk Podskalský

Director of Photography

Václav Pazderník

Production Designer

Boris Moravec

Set Designer

Josef Calta

Make-Up Artist

Ladislav Bacílek

Sound Designer

Jiří Lenoch

Production Manager

Rudolf Fencl

Unit Production Manager

Václav Cajthaml

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Seidel (hudba)

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín)

Production info

Original Title

V pátek ráno

Czech Title

V pátek ráno

English Title

Friday Morning

Working Title

Její chlapci

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production Year

1957

Production specifications

projection approval 05/1957

Premiere

premiere 23 August 1957 /suitable for youths/ (kina Blaník /6 týdnů/, Arbes /1 týden/, Dukla /1 týden/, Oko /1 týden/, Revoluce /1 týden/, Aero /1 týden/, Bystrica /1 týden/, Mír /1 týden/, Odboj /1 týden/, Svornost /1 týden/, Vzlet /1 týden/ a Radost /1 týden od 30. 8./, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Šebor – Kratochvíl, Miloš V. Kratochvíl (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Jiří Šebor (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

medium length film

Duration in minutes

33 min

Original length in metres

943 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 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