The Young Lady from the Riverside

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1959

Production year

1958—1959

Premiere

25 December 1959

Runtime

81 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Slečna od vody

Czech title

Slečna od vody

English title

The Young Lady from the Riverside

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.

Note

The film was shot on both a wide-screen gauge (1:2.35) and a standard gauge (1:1.37) film format.

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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

Eva Svobodová

Pecháčková, sousedka Pokorných

Irena Juřičková

Aža

Milan Jablonský

Čéča

Karel Pavlík

vrátný v továrně

Jaroslav Novák (herec)

muž se psem

Jan Maška

lékař

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

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

Libor Palisa

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jaroslav Pour

Assistant Director

Zdena Pavlátová, Jordan Balurov

Shooting Script

Bořivoj Zeman

Director of Photography

Jan Stallich

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),

Songs

Okolo Hradce

Songwriter lidová píseň
Singer sbor

Ještě si já

Songwriter lidová píseň
Singer sbor

Veje vietor po ovesnom klasu

Singer Eva Klepáčovásbor

Eště som sa neoženil

Singer sbor

Production info

Original Title

Slečna od vody

Czech Title

Slečna od vody

English Title

The Young Lady from the Riverside

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1959

Production Year

1958—1959

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 16 April 1958
technical Screenplay approved 14 May 1958
start of filming 15 July 1958
end of filming 13 July 1959
projection approval 25 October 1959

Premiere

premiere 25 December 1959

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

81 min

Original length in metres

2 316 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37, 1:2,35

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech