What Will My Wife Say to This?

Country

Czechoslovakia, Poland

Copyright

1958

Production year

1957—1958

Premiere

26 September 1958

Runtime

90 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Co řekne žena...

Czech title

Co řekne žena...

English title

What Will My Wife Say to This?

Parallel title

Zadzwońcie do mojej żony

Working title

Píseň o věrnosti

Synopsis

Writer Vladimír Tůma is going on a study visit to Poland. He is being separated from his wife Lída for one month and says goodbye to his friends. His friend Bohumil warns him about the Polish beauties, but Vladimír is welcomed at the airport by an older energetic guide called Ełżbieta. Nevertheless, she leaves very soon because of the disagreements with her jealous husband. She is replaced by beautiful young Irena, who has only just recently got happily married. Tůma is quite pleased, because he likes Irena. Her husband, unlike his parents, he trusts her. Vladimír and Irena are having a wonderful time together, but they always remember their beloved partners just in time. Irena's father-in-law goes after them to Cracow, to see if everything is all right. He is pleased to find Irena alone in the hotel. On one of the trips, reluctantly, the two are forced to sleep in one room. Irena's husband, who didn't get to see Irena in the Cracow hotel, is coming as well. He finds her alone and sleeping, just when Tůma is returning from his evening walk. The men don't know each other and Tůma thinks that Irena is in danger. He decides to defend her. Nevertheless, the misunderstanding is cleared up at the end. On his return home, Tůma describes the episode to his wife, but she doesn't believe he was faithful. Tůma turns to the audience, to confirm the truthfulness of his story.

Cast

Barbara Połomska

úřednice Irena Stępowska

Josef Bek

spisovatel Vladimír Tůma

Wieńczysław Gliński

Zbigniew, Irenin muž, lesní inženýr

Hanka Bielicka

průvodkyně Elżbieta Rybińska

Jadwiga Chojnacka

Zofia Stępowská, Zbigniewova matka

Stanisław Jaworski

Tadeusz Stępowski, Zbigniewův otec

Jiřina Petrovická

úřednice Čedoku Lída, Tůmova žena

Wacław Jankowski

Rybiński, Ełżbietin manžel

Robert Vrchota

pilot Bohumil Gregor

František Filipovský

soused Pokorný

Adam Mularczyk

majitel motorové lodi

Bohuš Rendl

vedoucí Čedoku, Lídin šéf

Bronisław Darski

recepční v hotelu

Stanisław Milski

hostinský Pietrzykowski

Bohuš Hradil

ministr považovaný za Tůmu

Andrzej Kopiczyński

přítel z vinárny

František Černý

vrátný na ministerstvu

Nelly Gaierová

dáma s psíkem

Stella Zázvorková

žena s melounem v Čedoku

Marie Ježková

žena v Čedoku

Miloš Nesvadba

Tůmův známý s obrazem

Leon Niemczyk

důstojník ve vlaku

Ignacy Machowski

Michalski

Vojta Novák

starý pán v Čedoku v klobouku

Věra Langrová

úřednice Procházková

Raoul Schránil

nervózní pán v Čedoku

Josef Steigl

cizí delegát v turbanu

Eugeniusz Szewczyk

chlapec

Zygmunt Chmielewski

tlustý pán ve vlaku

Jarema Stępowski

novinář

Marian Łącz

Florczak

Ewa Pachońska

dívka na pláži

Halina Pienkiewicz

dívka na pláži

Edward Radulski

čistič bot

Zdzisław Lubelski

starší pán s dudami

Ireneusz Kanicki

básník Sadowicz

Natalia Szymańska

Pietrzykowska

Elżbieta Wiktorek

snoubenka

Andrzej Kostenko

tanečník

Roman Polański

tanečník

Jerzy Passendorfer

malý pán

Witold Sobociński

muzikant

Wanda Rybicka

A. Młodnicki

Commentary

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jerzy Passendorfer

Assistant Director

František Matoušek, Lech Lorentowicz, Eliška Vojtová, Marian Ziętkiewicz, Halina Garus

Screenstory

Václav Jelínek

Commentary by

Kazimierz Rudzki

Shooting Script

Jaroslav Mach

Director of Photography

Bogusław Lambach

Second Unit Photography

Stanisław Loth, Mieczysław Verocsy

Camera Operator

Wacław Dybowski

Production Designer

Anatol Radzinowicz

Set Designer

Karel Kočí, Cecylia Wróblewska

Sound Designer

Dobroslav Šrámek

Special Effects

Vladimír Dvořák

Production Manager

Jiří Pokorný, Stefan Adamek

Unit Production Manager

Vladimír Vojta, Zdzisław Mrozowicz

Music

Music Composed by

Władysław Szpilman

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Jerzy Gert), Orchestr Karla Krautgartnera

Songwriter

Władysław Szpilman

Writer of Lyrics

Ludwik Starski

Production info

Original Title

Co řekne žena...

Czech Title

Co řekne žena...

English Title

What Will My Wife Say to This?

Parallel Title

Zadzwońcie do mojej żony

Working Title

Píseň o věrnosti

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia, Poland

Copyright

1958

Production Year

1957—1958

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 28 November 1956
start of filming 2 August 1957
technical Screenplay approved 5 August 1957
end of filming 14 April 1958
projection approval 10 June 1958

Premiere

premiere 26 September 1958

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov, Hostivař, Studio hraných filmů Lodž

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

90 min

Original length in metres

2 568 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Versions

Czech