The Bus Leaves at 1.30

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production year

1957

Premiere

27 December 1957

Runtime

86 min

Director

Josef Mach

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Florenc 13,30

Czech title

Florenc 13,30

English title

The Bus Leaves at 1.30

Synopsis

On a bus station, the passengers are waiting for a bus to Carlsbad and getting to know each others. Mrs Hořejší came late, but she is squeezing her way to the front, to Mrs Veselá's disapproval. Herzán and Vališ are trying to flirt with Barborka, as they fail to realize that she is the girlfriend of the driver Chalupa. Mr Tachecí is observing everything and not taking part in anything. When everybody gets on, the bus leaves. The introductions continue on the bus, only driver Chalupa is annoyed with the behaviour of the men, who are making advances to Barborka. Finally he also gives cause for a quarrel when he stops the bus to pick up the beautiful Miriam. At her instigation he starts to fly with the bus high up over the road, but the passengers don't like it. The offended Barborka continues the trip on another bus. She finally thinks it over, but Chalupa doesn't stop and leaves her waiting on the road. Mr Tachecí is amusedly observing how Vališ is pickpocketing one of the passengers but then discovers that he himself has also been robbed. He accuses Vališ, but there is a magician on the bus as well, who calms them all down and even shows them a few magic tricks. The agitation culminates in the moment when the bus stops and the voice of the motor makes everybody give it a good push. On arrival in Carlsbad, Chalupa makes it up with Barborka and the passengers part.

Cast

Josef Bek

řidič Jan Chalupa

Sylva Daníčková

dispečerka Barbora, zvaná Pusinka

Valentina Thielová

Miriam Plecitá

Karel Effa

Karel Koníček

Marie Rovenská

Helča, Havrdova žena

František Filipovský

hodinář Kadet

Jiří Sovák

neutrál Tachecí

Eman Fiala

Jeníček

Jiřina Bohdalová

Valerie Jírů

Vlastimil Brodský

kouzelník Jan Maria Čuc

Miloš Nesvadba

Žejdlíček

Lubomír Lipský

pomalý pán Balík

Václav Trégl

dřímající cestující

Rudolf Princ

rychlý cestující Rychlík

Josef Hlinomaz

řidič Tatry 8

Jaroslav Štercl

řidič aerovky

Karla Chadimová

cestující

Stanislav Fišer

řidič autobusu

Věra Koktová

hostinská

Jaroslav Cmíral

Smrček, spolužák Barborky

Jan Cmíral

řidič František

Věra Filipová

cestující

Antonín Hardt

první ze skupiny zpěváků

Anna Gabrielová

žena ve frontě na nástupišti

Dagmar Zikánová

cestující čtoucí Máj

Eva Geislerová

Šeříková

Eva Štruplová

dispečerka na Florenci

Jana Kasanová

mladá cestující s dlouhými vlasy

Hana Talpová

mladá cestující vedle Tachecího

Alois Dvorský

starší cestující na Florenci

Milena Geislerová

cestující

V. Maláková

cestující

Jaroslav Podroužek

stopař

Jarmila Navrátilová

L. Holečková

R. Mlejnek

M. Kebort

J. Kříž

Commentary

Dubbing

Dagmar Sedláčková

hlas Škodověnky

Crew and creators

Director

Josef Mach

Second Unit Director

Antonín Kachlík

Assistant Director

Věra Filipová

Screenstory

Josef Mach

Screenplay

Josef Mach

Director of Photography

Jan Stallich

Second Unit Photography

Bohumil Hába

Camera Operator

Karel Holub

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Costume Designer

Karel Postřehovský

Make-Up Artist

Gustav Hrdlička

Sound Designer

Adolf Böhm

Special Effects

František Jakubec

Production Manager

Ladislav Kalaš

Unit Production Manager

Josef Mathauser

Music

Music Composed by

Ludvík Podéšť

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín)

Songs

Šoférská

Songwriter Ludvík Podéšť
Writer of Lyrics Josef Kainar
Singer Josef Bek

Starý mořský vlk

Singer Karel Effa

Production info

Original Title

Florenc 13,30

Czech Title

Florenc 13,30

English Title

The Bus Leaves at 1.30

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production Year

1957

Production specifications

projection approval 19 November 1957

Premiere

preview 20 December 1957 (kino Sevastopol /1 týden/, Praha)
premiere 27 December 1957 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Blaník /8 týdnů/, Svornost /1 týden/, Oko /1 týden od 3. 1. 1958/, Pilotů /1 týden od 10. 1. 1958/, Flora /1 týden od 17. 1. 1958/, Aero /1 týden od 24. 1. 1958/, Revoluce /1 týden od 31. 1. 1958/, Vzlet /1 týden od 7. 2. 1958/ a Arbes /1 týden od 14. 2. 1958/, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Šmída – Kabelík, Vladimír Kabelík (vedoucí tvůrčí skupiny), Bohumil Šmída (vedoucí tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

86 min

Original length in metres

2 446 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