September Nights

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Zářijové noci

Runtime

88

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production year

1957

Premiere

24.05.1957

Language version

Czech

Director

Vojtěch Jasný

Screenplay

Pavel Kohout, František Daniel, Vojtěch Jasný

Synopsis

Lieutenant Jirgala takes a new position in a military training camp. Here he meets an old friend, Lieutenant Zábrana. However, the relationship of the two is cold, since Zábrana picked up Jirgala's girlfriend some time ago and married her. The soldiers of Zábrana's company are vexed. Despite all their efforts they did not get their leave-passes. Zábrana, whose wife is going to deliver a baby any day, asks for a leave in vain, too. Zábrana's superior, Major Cibulka, discusses the argument over the leaves in the presence of a military newspaper editor. The article published the next day criticizes Zábrana's inefficiencies in the fighting and political preparation of the garrison. Both the officers and soldiers are exasperated by the article, since Zábrana is an upright and industrious commander. Due to the new exercise, all leaves are revoked. Zábrana therefore departs in secret to see his wife. During an unexpected check, the chief of the political department, Colonel Sova, discovers many shortcomings. Cibulka makes use of the situation and is ready to bring Zábrana, whom he dislikes, to the military court. Sova talks to the soldiers and learns that the disorder in the regiment is the work of his friend Cibulka. Jirgala who found out about Zábrana's qualities, severely reprimands Cibulka for his inefficiencies. Sova recalls the incapable Cibulka from his position. After his return to the camp, Zábrana is punished only by twenty days in prison.

Cast

Václav Lohniský

major Antonín Cibulka

Ladislav Pešek

plukovník František Sova

Stanislav Remunda

poručík Jiří Zábrana

Zdeněk Řehoř

poručík Martin Jirgala

Jiří Vala

poručík Fára

Zdeněk Kutil

poručík Škrovánek

Vladimír Menšík

rotný Marčák, učitelský

Josef Bláha

podplukovník Čmelák

Jiří Sovák

major Fialka, zvaný Žebrák

Jaroslav Mareš

četař Alois Římsa

Vlastimil Brodský

vojín Husa

Anton Gýmerský

vojín Karabinoš, cikán

Lubomír Vidlák

vojín Veselý

Vladimír Hrubý

vojín Fojtík

Vladimír Brabec

desátník, později četař Tišťan

Oldřich Musil

novinář nadporučík Jan Strašík

Libuše Havelková

Anežka Cibulková, manželka majora

Marie Tomášová

Marie Zábranová, rozená Michalová, manželka poručíka

Luka Rubanovičová

Veveřička, dívka u pouličního stánku

Josef Gruss

opilec

Marta Kučírková

ošetřovatelka

Jiří Mikota

generál

Mirko Musil

důstojník

Milan Neděla

zavalitý vojín

Jindřich Poledňa

řidič svobodník Minařík

Ema Skálová

pacientka

Antonín Šůra

staršina ve dveřích stanu

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jaromír Dvořáček

Assistant Director

Dagmar Perlová, Vladimír Brebera

Based on

Pavel Kohout (Zářijové noci – divadelní hra)

Production Designer

Karel Lier

Set Designer

Josef Calta

Make-Up Artist

Jiří Šimon

Film Editor

Jan Chaloupek

Sound Designer

Milan R. Novotný

Production Manager

Jiří Bečka

Unit Production Manager

František Novák, Věra Pečenková

Consultant

plk. František Nevěřil

Cooperation

Karel Hrdlička (vrchní osvětlovač), jednotky Československé lidové armády, Jan Oliva (asistent architekta), Marie Tillerová (asistentka střihu)

Music

Music Composed by

Svatopluk Havelka

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

Keby ste to mamko moja veděli

Singer

mužský hlas (Keby ste to mamko moja veděli)

Production info

Original Title

Zářijové noci

English Title

September Nights

Copyright

1957

Production Year

1957

Premiere

24.05.1957

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Novotný – Kubala, Bedřich Kubala, Ladislav Novotný

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Cena československé filmové kritiky za rok 1957

1958
Praha / Czechoslovakia