A Star Travels South

Country

Czechoslovakia, Former Yugoslavia, 1945–1991

Copyright

1958

Production year

1958

Premiere

15 May 1964

Runtime

95 min

Category

film

Genre

music, comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Hvězda jede na jih

Czech title

Hvězda jede na jih

English title

A Star Travels South

Parallel title

Zvijezda putuje na jug

Synopsis

The Prague Grand Orchestra travels by train to a music festival in Yugoslavia. Only the singer Soňa Klánová missed the departure. In the meantime, she managed to buy a ticket to Belgrade at the air-terminal from Mrs Navrátilová, who couldn't make the trip. In the meantime, the orchestra conductor is beside himself with despair. He phoned to Prague from the border, and when he realized that Soňa had left her house in a taxi, he thought that she would catch up with them by the road. The orchestra delayed the train's departure with an improvised concert for the custom officers and the passengers. Of course, Soňa didn't arrive, and, what's more, they all missed their boat in Split and had to take another one. Driver Drago picked Soňa up at the airport by mistake, as he was waiting for Mrs Navrátilová. After the situation was cleared up, he decided to drive the pretty singer all the way to the seaside. The orchestra and the singer miss each other a few more times, only to meet happily at the end and open the festival with a festive procession.

Cast

Gordana Miletić

Dubbing Alena Kreuzmannová
zpěvačka Soňa Klánová

Joža Gregorin

řidič Drago

Ljubomir Didić

závozník Dida zvaný Komár

Barbara Połomska

Dubbing Jaroslava Adamová
Lída

Ludmila Píchová

rekreantka Nademlejnská

Rudolf Deyl ml.

rekreant Alfréd Nečásek

Stella Zázvorková

rekreantka Pětioká

Miloš Kopecký

průvodce Šousta

Eman Fiala

rekreant Strouhal

Jaroslav Štercl

bubeník Pištělák

Rudolf Cortés

zpěvák Rudy Bárta

Karel Effa

kytarista Egon Zejda

Vladimír Menšík

klarinetista Vostřák

Lubomír Lipský

pozounista Holpuch

Josef Hlinomaz

trumpetista Bříza

Zdeněk Chudáček

Pepíček, Strouhalův syn

Rudolf Princ

přednosta stanice Koťátko

Jiřina Steimarová

Navrátilová, cestujícící na letišt

Antun Nalis

ředitel festivalu

Jiří Jelínek (hudebník)

trumpetista

Josef Příhoda

recepční v Jugoslávii

Hana Talpová

úřednice na letišti

Jiřina Bohdalová

průvodčí vlaku

Jan Maška

celník

Josef Šidlichovský

zaměstnanec železnice

Bohumil Šmída

muž v aeroliniích

Vladimír Klemens

loučící se muž

Boško Bošković

Miloš Jeknić

Branislav Obradović

Dušan Perković

Natalija Nešović

Zlata Perlić

Hermina Pipinić

P. Begović

Petar Spajić

M. Spasojević

J. Medjedović

M. Martinović

D. Milaković

J. Medar

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Vladimír Zelenka, Mate Relja

Assistant Director

Helena Pokorná, Nikola Jovičević

Director of Photography

Ferdinand Pečenka

Camera Operator

Josef Novotný, Stevo Lepetić, Josef Pávek

Production Designer

Vladimir Tadej, Vladimír Labský

Set Designer

Vladimír Mácha, Sejfudin Tanović

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Josef Vlček

Production Manager

Jiří Pokorný, Milan Žmukić

Unit Production Manager

Miloš Stejskal, Dušan Perković, Karlo Hudec, Jaroslav Jaroš

Consultant

Boško Bošković (dialogy)

Music

Selected Music

Franz Lehár (opereta Paganini /árie Líbám, ženy, vás tak rád/)

Music Performed by

Orchestr Karla Vlacha (Music Conducted by Karel Vlach),

Writer of Lyrics

Zdeněk Borovec

Songs

Píše moře modré psaní

Songwriter Evžen Klen
Writer of Lyrics Josef Kainar
Singer Gordana Miletić [dab]Jarmila Veselá

Zlé fialky

Songwriter Evžen Klen
Writer of Lyrics Zdeněk Borovec
Singer Rudolf Cortés

Až přijde ten pravý

Songwriter Evžen Klen
Singer Jarmila VeseláGordana Miletić [dab]

Ach, synku, synku

Songwriter lidová píseň
Singer Vladimír MenšíkJosef Hlinomaz

Pryč a pryč je všecko

Songwriter lidová píseň
Singer Rudolf Deyl ml.

Dobrou noc, můj milý

Songwriter Miloslav Ducháč
Writer of Lyrics Vladimír Dvořák
Singer Jarmila VeseláGordana Miletić [dab]

Kdybych tě neměl rád

Songwriter Evžen Klen
Writer of Lyrics Zdeněk Borovec
Singer Rudolf Cortés

Líbám, ženy, vás tak rád

Songwriter Franz Lehár
Singer Rudolf Deyl ml.

Směj se dál

Songwriter Jiří Baur
Writer of Lyrics Zdeněk Borovec
Singer Rudolf CortésJarmila VeseláGordana Miletić [dab]

Production info

Original Title

Hvězda jede na jih

Czech Title

Hvězda jede na jih

English Title

A Star Travels South

Parallel Title

Zvijezda putuje na jug

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

music, comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia, Former Yugoslavia, 1945–1991

Copyright

1958

Production Year

1958

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 7 June 1957
technical Screenplay approved 28 March 1958
start of filming 3 April 1958
end of filming 28 August 1958
projection approval 27 January 1959

Premiere

premiere 15 May 1964

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Šmída – Kunc, František Břetislav Kunc (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Bohumil Šmída (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

95 min

Original length in metres

2 718 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech, Serbo-Croatian

Subtitles languages

Czech

Opening/End credits languages

Czech