A Suburban Villa

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1959

Production year

1958—1959

Premiere

16 October 1959

Runtime

87 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Dům na Ořechovce

Czech title

Dům na Ořechovce

English title

A Suburban Villa

Synopsis

Professor Mareš lives with his wife and his mother-in-law in a villa in Ořechovka. Despite his mother-in-law's complaints he lets the loft to some medical students. One of them, Dr Lenhart, gets married at the end of his studies and asks Mareš to let him an extra room. Mareš refuses and even forbids Lenhart's wife Eva to live with her husband. The conflict with the tenants results in Mareš getting hurt and taken to the hospital. Dr Beránek from the prosecutor's office is looking into Mareš's suit against Lenhart. He discovers that Mareš's mother-in-law had a stroke after one of the arguments a while ago and died. Even her death didn't solve the situation and Mareš refused to let the other room to Lenhart. The young couple was trying in vain to get another flat. Eva spent Christmas Eve in the attic room with her husband, but Mareš sent the police after them. At Lenhart's boss' birthday party the newly wed couple got drunk. Saying goodbye to each other in front of the campus, where Eva was forced to live, the couple had a fight. The disturbed Lenhart, on his return, met with the spying Mareš, and the owner of the house fell from the stairs by accident. Barely hurt, Mareš sued Lenhart. Dr Beránek heard both sides. He personally favoured the Lenharts, but didn't succeed in persuading Mareš to withdraw the case. The Lenhart couple is not afraid of the court, because they are hoping to be assigned a flat in one of the newly erected buildings.

Cast

Jiří Vala

MUDr. Zdeněk Lenhart

Marie Tomášová

studentka herectví Eva, Zdeňkova žena

Jan Pivec

profesor Jaroslav Mareš, majitel vily

Marie Brožová

Julie, Marešova žena

Otylie Beníšková

matka Julie Marešové

Bedřich Prokoš

profesor Dedera, Zdeňkův šéf

Zdeněk Dítě

dr. Svátek, Zdeňkův kolega

Rudolf Deyl ml.

laborant Faigl

Ladislav Boháč

profesor AMU

Eduard Cupák

student herectví Karel

Otto Šimánek

JUDr. Beránek

Květa Fialová

Jiřinka, Svátkova žena

Bohuš Hradil

příslušník SNB

Rudolf Fleischer

Jožka, Zdeňkův spolužák

Dagmar Doubravská

Marie

Jiří Lír

Evin spolužák

Zdeněk Hodr

oddávající úředník

Libuše Havelková

bytová referentka

Ivo Palec

manžel na bytovém úřadu

Libuše Švormová

manželka na bytovém úřadu

Svatopluk Skládal

Sánský, muž prodávající byt

Karel Hovorka

svědek na svatbě

Olga Dobešová

majitelka bytu

Karel Šlajs

lékař z pohotovostní sanitky

Petr Kostka

student zavírající dveře koleje

Ivan Růžička

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Václav Vorlíček

Assistant Director

Věra Popelková, Věra Pištěková

Shooting Script

Vladislav Delong

Director of Photography

Josef Illík

Camera Operator

Jaroslav Kupšík, Vojtěch Kuthan

Production Designer

Milan Nejedlý

Assistent Production Designer

Bohumil Dudař

Set Designer

Josef Calta

Costume Designer

Karel Postřehovský

Make-Up Artist

Ladislav Bacílek

Film Editor

Zdeněk Stehlík

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Josef Beran

Unit Production Manager

Olga Himmerová, Vratislav Innemann

Consultant

MUDr. Libor Hejhal

Cooperation

Milan Nejedlý

Music

Music Composed by

Svatopluk Havelka

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín)

Songs

V domě straší duch

Songwriter Jaroslav Ježek

Production info

Original Title

Dům na Ořechovce

Czech Title

Dům na Ořechovce

English Title

A Suburban Villa

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1959

Production Year

1958—1959

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 23 June 1957
technical Screenplay approved 31 August 1958
start of filming 14 October 1958
end of filming 26 March 1959
projection approval 24 July 1959

Premiere

preview 9 October 1959 (kino Sevastopol /1 týden/, Praha)
premiere 16 October 1959 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Pasáž /3 týdny/, Arbes /1 týden/, Dukla /1 týden/, Odboj /1 týden/, Revoluce /1 týden/, Eden /½ týdne/, Radost /½ týdne/ a Kyjev /1 týden od 23. 10./, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Feix – Daniel, František Daniel (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Karel Feix (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

87 min

Original length in metres

2 482 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 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