That Was a Night

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

To byla noc

Runtime

30

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production year

1957

Premiere

31.05.1957

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Hanuš

Screenplay

Jan Procházka

Screenstory

Jan Procházka

Synopsis

Driver Rudolf takes on a new job. Instead of a lorry, he will now drive a new private car Tatraplán. He and his wife Marie are happy as his bigger salary will help them furnish their new apartment sooner. He is going to Karlovy Vary on his first business trip. Rudolf listens to the final instructions of the strict and much-feared depot-manager and leaves. On his way back, he stops in a restaurant. A drunk lorry-driver hits the Tatraplán's wing and drives away. Rudolf is miserable, he fears he might get fired. But Marie knows how to cope with the situation. She remembers the car mechanic Jindra and they both set off to find him. They also find varnisher Rabas. It is agreed that the wing will have to be hammered out. They find the plumber Kroupa next to a cinema. The men get the car fixed and in the morning it's as good as new. The helpers refuse to be paid for what they did out of friendship and Rudolf returns happily to the depot. There he also polishes the car until it shines. The depot-manager congratulates Rudolf's for his work and sends him home to get a good sleep after having to drive back all night.

Cast

Josef Mixa

řidič Rudolf

Dagmar Rybínová

Marie, Rudolfova žena

Jiří Sovák

automechanik Jindra Plachetka

Jiřina Bílá

Plachetkova žena

Josef Hlinomaz

lakýrník Franta Rabas

Věra Kalendová

Rabasova žena

Eman Fiala

klempíř Antonín Kroupa

Světla Svozilová

Kroupova žena

Marie Marešová

sousedka Kroupových

Gustav Hilmar

garážmistr Alois

Josef Beyvl

pumpař

Jiří Němeček

řidič Beránek

Antonín Šůra

Rudolfův závozník

Emil Bolek

hospodský

Mirko Musil

řidič

Josef Steigl

hospodský ve venkovské hospodě

Karel Hovorka

hráč kulečníku

Josef Příhoda

karbaník

František Suk

karbaník

Milka Balek-Brodská

žena na Klárově

T. Hanušová

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Jaroslav Pour

Screenstory

Jan Procházka

Screenplay

Jan Procházka

Production Designer

Vladimír Labský

Set Designer

František Suchý

Make-Up Artist

Otakar Košťál

Sound Designer

František Černý

Production Manager

Jaroslav Prokop

Unit Production Manager

František Urbánek

Music

Music Composed by

Miloš Vacek

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

To byla noc

English Title

That Was a Night

Working Title

Promáčknutý blatník

Copyright

1957

Production Year

1957

Premiere

31.05.1957

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šebor – Kratochvíl, Miloš V. Kratochvíl, Jiří Šebor

Technical info

Versions

Czech