Mrs Dulská's Morals

tragicomedy

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Morálka paní Dulské

Runtime

91 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production year

1958

Premiere

19.09.1958

Language version

Czech

Director

Jiří Krejčík

Synopsis

The owner of an apartment block, Mrs Dulská, is a despotic ruler, both of her house and of her own family. Her son Zbyšek is spending too many nights on the tiles and so Mrs Dulská hires an attractive maid called Hanka Piątowska in order to try and keep her son at home more. Zbyšek starts harassing Hanka the very first day. The naive Mela, Mrs Dulská's younger daughter, thinks that her brother's feelings are returned. She decides to help nurture this secret romance. But Hanka confides her worries to Mrs Dulská and intends to hand in her notice. Mrs Dulská gives the impression that she will help the girl. The inhabitants of Mrs Dulská's house live in constant uncertainty. Her niece, Mrs Juljaševičová, has her eye on one of the flats which the owner intends to empty of its tenants. Mrs Dulská doesn't lease the flat to her. She believes that her niece is living beyond her means. Hanka succumbs to Zbyšek's advances and becomes pregnant. Mela tries to persuade her mother to consent to Zbyšek's wedding but the latter has started his late nights again. Mrs Dulská decides to drive Hanka out of the house. Zbyšek unexpectedly announces that he will marry Hanka after all. Mrs Dulská gives in and seeks advice from the hard-bitten Mrs Juljaševičová. She then promises Hanka money to leave; in the end she pays much more than she had originally intended in order to avoid a scandal. Hanka leaves, Mela is genuinely distraught at her departure. Life in the house returns to normal.

Cast

Bedřich Vrbský

Felicián, manžel Dulské

Vladimír Ráž

Zbyšek, syn Dulských

Vlasta Fabianová

Juljaševičová, neteř Dulské

Marie Tomášová

služka Hanka Piątowská

Jiřina Šejbalová

Tadrachová, Hančina kmotra

Jana Brejchová

Mela, mladší dcera Dulských

Alena Martinovská

Heša, starší dcera Dulských

Miloš Nedbal

lékař

František Filipovský

taneční mistr

Světla Amortová

řádová sestra

Heda Marková

andělíčkářka

Eva Šenková

dámička, sousedka Dulských z parteru

Luděk Munzar

voják Jašek

Josef Hlinomaz

strážník

Darja Hajská

služka

Ljuba Hermanová

zpěvačka

Stanislava Seimlová

blond dámička ve vinárně

Luba Skořepová

služka Anna Spěváková

Václav Trégl

domovník

Ota Motyčka

řezník

Marcela Sedláčková

slečna ve vinárně

Věra Váchová

tmavovlasá dámička ve vinárně

Jaroslav Cmíral

pekařský pomocník

Vítězslav Černý

host ve vinárně

Hermína Vojtová

domovnice u Juljaševičové

Antonín Bubeník

mladík na plese

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Věra Ženíšková

Assistant Director

Milan Kadlec

Script Supervisor

Dagmar Perlová

Based on

Gabriela Zapolska (Morálka paní Dulské /Moralność pani Dulskiej/ – divadelní hra), Jaromír Doležal (Morálka paní Dulské – překlad divadelní hry)

Screenplay

Jiří Fried

Shooting Script

Jiří Krejčík

Camera Operator

Eduard Kadeřábek, Jan Kváča

Production Designer

Karel Škvor

Assistent Production Designer

Oldřich Okáč

Set Designer

Václav Štědronský

Costume Designer

Kamil Lhoták

Assistant Film Editor

Libuše Vaněčková

Sound Designer

Miloslav Hůrka

Assistant Sound Designer

Miloslav Hulínský

Titles Designed by

Kamil Lhoták

Production Manager

František Milič

Unit Production Manager

Věra Třešková

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslav Merunka

Cooperation

Antonín Růžička (vrchní osvětlovač)

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Šust

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Choreographer

Antonín Landa

Production info

Original Title

Morálka paní Dulské

English Title

Mrs Dulská's Morals

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

tragicomedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production Year

1958

Premiere

19.09.1958

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Feix – Daniel, František Daniel, Karel Feix

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

91 min

Versions

Czech