Cubs

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production year

1957

Premiere

21 March 1958

Runtime

76 min

Director

Ivo Novák

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Štěňata

Czech title

Štěňata

English title

Cubs

Synopsis

Girls from the medical boarding-school are approaching graduation. None of them wants to leave Prague so they look for all kinds of ways to secure a place in the capital. They are even prepared to fail just to postpone their departure. Their various tricks fail, though, and even the faked suicide attempt of Marie Marková doesn't secure her a desired placement. Unmarried girls have to take up previously arranged positions. Hanka and her friend Ota are also trying to avert their parting. When Ota's intervention at the Ministry of Health fails, they decide to get married. But the marriage doesn't resolve anything, on the contrary, it brings them another worry - how to find an apartment. After fruitless attempts to solve the problem, Ota takes Hanka to his parents' apartment. The parents don't approve of their marriage and the young couple is forced to leave after a nasty argument. Hanka spends the night in the workshop where Ota works. She realizes that one can't live like this and goes to take her position in the Šumava Mountains. Giving it little thought, Ota rushes to join her.

Cast

Rudolf Jelínek

opravář výtahů Ota Josíf

Jaroslava Panýrková

Hanka Havelková, Otova dívka, později manželka

Jan Pivec

Josíf, Otův otec

Blanka Waleská

Josífová, Otova matka

Jana Brejchová

maturantka Marie Marková

Zuzana Stivínová

Věra, spolužačka Hanky

Ivo Palec

Karel, Věřin přítel

Jiří Sehnal

Viktor, Otův kamarád

Vladimír Menšík

Václav Hampl, Mariin ženich

Bohuš Záhorský

ředitel zdravotní školy

Otomar Krejča

zástupce ministerstva

Miloš Kopecký

úředník ministerstva zdravotnictví

Radovan Lukavský

mistr v opravně výtahů

Miloš Nesvadba

spolubydlící Viktora

František Vnouček

úředník na bytovém úřadě

Růžena Lysenková

vychovatelka v internátu

Pavla Maršálková

třídní zdravotní školy

Vladimír Hlavatý

domovník v domě u Josífových

Felix le Breux

recepční v hotelu Alcron

Marie Ježková

stará žena, najímající pokoj

Darja Hajská

správcová na Maltézském náměstí

Valja Petrová

signorina Brigenti v hotelu Alcron

Jaroslava Tvrzníková

Olga, spolužačka Hanky

Marie Drahokoupilová

spolužačka Hanky

O. F. Korte

dopravní strážník

Karel Brabec

vrátný

Miroslav Moravec

mladík v obleku před hotelem

Renata Tůmová

Hančina spolužačka v puntíkovaných šatech

Josef Zíma

zpěvák

Karel Krautgartner

dirigent orchestru

T. Pečkeová

M. Balážová

Z. Spurná

J. Plevková

Crew and creators

Director

Ivo Novák

Second Unit Director

Miloš Forman

Assistant Director

Marie Hejzlarová, Jaroslav Ullmann

Screenstory

Miloš Forman

Director of Photography

Jan Novák

Camera Operator

Karel Hejsek, Adolf Hejzlar

Production Designer

Karel Škvor

Costume Designer

Lída Novotná

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Production Manager

Jaroslav Jílovec

Unit Production Manager

Jiří Krejčí

Music

Music Composed by

Jan F. Fischer

Music Performed by

Orchestr Karla Krautgartnera (Music Conducted by Karel Krautgartner), FISYO

Songs

Kdo ví?

Songwriter Jan F. Fischer
Writer of Lyrics Zdeněk Borovec
Singer Josef Zíma

Jdu jitřní rosou

Songwriter Jan F. Fischer
Writer of Lyrics Zdeněk Borovec

Production info

Original Title

Štěňata

Czech Title

Štěňata

English Title

Cubs

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production Year

1957

Production specifications

projection approval 30 November 1957

Premiere

premiere 21 March 1958

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

feature film

Duration in minutes

76 min

Original length in metres

2 156 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Versions

Czech