The Young Lady from the Riverside

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Slečna od vody

Runtime

81

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1959

Production year

1959

Premiere

25.12.1959

Language version

Czech

Director

Bořivoj Zeman

Screenplay

Bořivoj Zeman, Jiří Karásek

Screenstory

Bořivoj Zeman, Jiří Karásek

Synopsis

Young worker Helena Pokorná and her widowed father work in the same factory. The father is spending his holiday at home in Prague, already eager to go back to work. Helena is going to be rewarded with a holiday at the seaside. On a hot day in July, the girl is taking a jammed tram to work. The crowd pushes her out at the riverside and Helena doesn't manage to get on any of the coming trams. The girl is tempted by the water and makes a call to the factory saying she's ill. She takes a steam-boat to Modřany. There she meets a young man who wants to get some sleep by the river after a night shift. Helena is drawn into strange games by a group of idlers and riverside girls. One of the hooligans hides her clothes. The young man, who keeps following her after he wakes up, helps Helena. The father takes a meal to Helena at work and discovers that everybody believes her to be ill. He takes her place at the machine and can't wait to settle this with his rascal daughter. In the meantime, the girl is taking a walk around Prague with her new acquaintance, afraid to go back home. She runs away from the boy but he reaches their flat before she does. He is pleased to hear from Mr Pokorný that Helena is a decent girl. Helena is ashamed of what she did and tears up her holiday voucher.

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Cast

Eva Klepáčová

dělnice Helena Pokorná

Jaroslav Marvan

Josef Pokorný, Helenin otec

Gustav Heverle

spící muž

Bohuš Záhorský

předseda závodního výboru Kovář

Josef Kemr

referent Dvořák

Josef Beyvl

holič

Anna Kadeřábková

zelinářka

Eva Svobodová

Pecháčková, sousedka Pokorných

Jiří Sehnal

Pepuša

Irena Juřičková

Aža

Milan Jablonský

Čéča

Karel Pavlík

vrátný v továrně

Jaroslav Novák (herec)

muž se psem

Jan Maška

lékař

Jiří Smutný

taxikář

Blažena Slavíčková

žena v tramvaji

Rudolf Princ

dozorce Dopravních podniků

Jiřina Bohdalová

telefonistka

Václav Švec

úředník

Josef Zíma

milenec na Petříně

Dagmar Doubravská

dělnice

Zdeněk Blažek

koupající se muž

Jan Pohan

mladý dělník

Václav Trégl

natěrač

Antonín Šůra

dělník

Bedřich Bozděch

muž v tramvaji

Arnošt Faltýnek

muž u řeky

Vladimír Borský

vrchní číšník

Eva Očenášová

dívka líbající se u vinárny

Karla Chadimová

dívka v šatně

Rudolf Pešek

Libor Palisa

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jaroslav Pour

Assistant Director

Zdena Pavlátová, Jordan Balurov

Shooting Script

Bořivoj Zeman

Second Unit Photography

Bohumil Hába

Camera Operator

Karel Holub

Production Designer

Oldřich Bosák

Set Designer

Ladislav Rada

Costume Designer

Karel Postřehovský

Production Manager

Ladislav Kalaš

Unit Production Manager

Josef Mathauser, Adolf Široký

Cooperation

Bohumil Pokorný

Music

Music Composed by

Dalibor C. Vačkář

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Songs

Okolo Hradce, Ještě si já, Veje vietor po ovesnom klasu, Eště som sa neoženil

Songwriter

lidová píseň (Okolo Hradce), lidová píseň (Ještě si já)

Singer

sbor (Okolo Hradce), sbor (Ještě si já), Eva Klepáčová (Veje vietor po ovesnom klasu), sbor (Veje vietor po ovesnom klasu), sbor (Eště som sa neoženil)

Production info

Original Title

Slečna od vody

English Title

The Young Lady from the Riverside

Copyright

1959

Production Year

1959

Premiere

25.12.1959

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šmída – Kunc, František Břetislav Kunc, Bohumil Šmída

Technical info

Versions

Czech