A Marvellous Day

children

Typology

feature

Czech title

Kouzelný den

Runtime

73

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production year

1960

Premiere

24.03.1961

Language version

Czech

Director

Jan Valášek

Screenplay

Ota Hofman

Screenstory

Ota Hofman

Synopsis

Young Honzík has not started school yet and so he is duly proud that he is able to practise for the Spartakiad celebrations with the school children, rehearsing gymnastic routines to the music known as "Fairytale". The blacksmith Horák has moved to the village with his seven-year-old son who, being older than Honzík, replaces him during the training sessions. This is the first real disappointment in life for Honzík. The Spartakiad day approaches, the children depart and Honzík is left in the village on his own. Suddenly the blacksmith's son comes running out of the cottage on the hill. He has overslept and doesn't know what to do. Little Honzík has an idea. He remembers old man Slípka who, as if by magic, produces a little cart from the shed and harnesses a little horse. One of the wheels on the cart cannot stand the strain and the children have to continue on an old rack waggon, then on foot and finally on the back of a lorry. They get to town just in time, the parade has already begun. In the end both boys are able to do their exercises at the Spartakiad, since one child is missing from a group from another school.

Note

The Spartakiad composition for the mass physical culture performance Fairytale was created by Marie Kryštůfková with music by Josef Šesták and words by Jan Hostáň.

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Cast

Jiří Lukeš

Honzík Čermák

Tamara Vaněčková

Zuzka Nováková, Honzíkova kamarádka

Eva Remsová

Eva, Honzíkova sestra

Ladislav Holomčík

Láďa

Jaroslav Bloch

Honza Horák

Josef Havlík

Pepíček

Josef Mixa

Čermák, Honzíkův otec

Jarmila Krulišová

Čermáková, Honzíkova matka

Oldřich Vykypěl

kovář Horák, Honzův otec

Nina Jiránková

Horáková, Honzova matka

Eman Fiala

děda Slípka

Věra Koktová

učitelka z jiné školy

Lubomír Bryg

pořadatel

Věra Bílá (2)

dítě

Milan Březina

dítě

Renata Milošovičová

dítě

Hana Brachtlová

dítě

Ivan Brachtl

dítě

Pavel Komárek

dítě

obyvatelé Ledče nad Sázavou

Antonín Novotný (prezident)

prezident ČSR – v dokumentárním záběru na tribuně

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Anna Pokorná, Josef Vondráček (2), Helena Rohanová

Screenstory

Ota Hofman

Screenplay

Ota Hofman

Production Designer

Boris Moravec

Set Designer

Josef Calta

Costume Designer

Karel Postřehovský

Sound Designer

Jiří Lenoch

Titles Designed by

Adolf Zábranský

Production Manager

Josef Beran

Unit Production Manager

Vratislav Innemann, Olga Himmerová, Hubert Novotný

Music

Music Composed by

Miloš Vacek

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Kouzelný den

English Title

A Marvellous Day

Copyright

1960

Production Year

1960

Premiere

24.03.1961

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Hanuš – Pavlíček, Ladislav Hanuš, Oldřich Pavlíček

Technical info

Versions

Czech