A Halo

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production year

1958

Category

povídka

Genre

short-story

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Original title

Glorie

Czech title

Glorie

English title

A Halo

Synopsis

The Slavia bank clerk Šembera has just got twins. His colleagues are congratulating him while the old accountant Knotek takes Šembera's account current to the superior. But the work is done badly and the chief clerk scolds Knotek in front of everybody. Knotek meekly defends himself, he doesn't want to spoil it for the newcomer Šembera. But he is really angry in fact, and complains to his only friend - the dog, when he arrives home. He decides to write a letter of explanation to the chief clerk. But Šembera visits him with big words of thanks and buns. Knotek decides not to reveal the fault of the young man. From that time on, he has a halo above his head. The brightly shining halo only causes him problems, though. The doctors at the psychiatric hospital almost torture him to death with their tests. Only the old doctor Vaňásek advises him to try to solve the problem in a slightly different manner: he has just to sin a little. Knotek goes to the office and tells off both Šembera and the chief clerk. He also reveals what really happened with the miscalculations. Finally, his halo disappears and Knotek is the good old accountant again.

Cast

Ladislav Pešek

účetní Knotek

Vlastimil Brodský

úředník banky Slávie Šembera

Felix le Breux

prokurista

Bohuš Záhorský

MUDr. Vaňásek, lékař nemocenské pokladny

Eman Fiala

strážník Šebesta

Václav Trégl

kostelník

Josef Kemr

psychiatr

Gejza Sedlák

psychiatr

Emil Dlesk

starý žebrák

Heda Marková

nábožná babička

Jiřina Bohdalová

dívka v průjezdu

Lola Skrbková

babka s mlékem

Věra Váchová

stenotypistka

Jiří Ropek

varhaník

Marie Rosůlková

prostitutka Růžena Vašáková

Světla Svozilová

sestra na psychiatrické klinice

Milada Želenská

sestra v nemocenské pojišťovně

Hermína Vojtová

svačinářka

Eva Šenková

sekretářka prokuristy

Václav Švec

úředník

Karel Pavlík

úředník

Vladimír Pucholt

kominík/učeň

Vítězslav Černý

cestující v tramvaji

Hynek Němec

zatčený v tramvaji

Světla Amortová

zdravotní sestra

Ladislav Gzela

muž na policii

Mirko Musil

úředník

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Milada Mikešová

Based on

Karel Čapek (Glorie – povídka ze sbírky povídek Bajky a podpovídky)

Screenplay

Vladimír Bor

Shooting Script

Jiří Krejčík

Director of Photography

Vladimír Novotný

Production Designer

Karel Škvor, Jan Zázvorka

Make-Up Artist

Gustav Hrdlička

Sound Designer

František Černý

Special Effects

Vladimír Dvořák

Production Manager

Josef Ouzký

Unit Production Manager

Vratislav Innermann

Consultant

doc. MUDr. Václav Petráň

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Rychlík

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín),

Production info

Original Title

Glorie

Czech Title

Glorie

English Title

A Halo

Category

povídka

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production Year

1958

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 20 February 1957
literary Screenplay approved 3 July 1957
technical Screenplay approved 22 January 1958
start of filming 12 March 1958
end of filming 5 October 1958

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Technical info

Distribution carrier

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