A Hefty Fellow

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Chlap jak hora

Runtime

78

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production year

1960

Premiere

30.12.1960

Language version

Czech

Director

Miloš Makovec

Screenplay

Vratislav Blažek, Miloš Makovec

Screenstory

Vratislav Blažek, Miloš Makovec

Synopsis

After three years of working abroad, Honza Přáda is returning home. He brought back decorations and money for a new car he earned with his good work. The success went to his head and, as soon as he arrived, he had a fight with his friends, who, in the meantime, started competing for the honorary title of the socialist work team. The first evening after his return Honza meets Káťa and the two of them start thinking about getting married soon. Honza is applying to get an apartment but there is a disappointment ahead of him. He can only have a housing cooperative flat but he has to pay for it. Honza refuses to pay and then, after a series of complications with the search for the flat, he gives up the wedding. But Káťa is expecting a baby, and Honza wants to marry her straight away. Only, Káťa has one condition: Honza has to build a small family house with the help of his reconciled friends. Honza agrees but his friends refuse to help him. Honza then starts building on his own but gets back problems from the hard work. At the critical moment, Káťa shows up and without any explanation takes him to the building site. To his surprise, the entire team is working there on his little home.

Cast

František Peterka

montér Honza Přáda

Alena Vránová

Káťa Nováková, Honzova snoubenka

Jaroslav Marvan

dělník Fabián

Stella Zázvorková

jeřábnice Marešová

Eman Fiala

vrátný internátu, Kátin strýc

Bohuš Záhorský

dělník Havlík st.

Zdeněk Kutil

dělník Havlík ml.

Jiří Sovák

vedoucí brigády Duda

Vladimír Menšík

dělník Kouba

Vladimír Hrubý

dělník Růdl

František Filipovský

prodavač Novák, Kátin otec

Jiřina Steimarová

Kátina matka

Václav Postránecký

dělník Vašek

Bohuš Hradil

sociální referent

Magda Kopřivová

korpulentní paní

Karel Houska

lékař

Pavel Spálený

strážný

Josef Hlinomaz

malíř pokojů

Arnošt Faltýnek

uniformovaný cestující

Ladislav Gzela

lesník ve vlaku

Vítězslav Černý

tlustý pán s fíkusem

František Šeba

žoviální pán

Jiřina Bílá

průvodčí autobusu

Eva Cedlová

Kátina přítelkyně

Gustav Hrdlička

vrchní číšník

Blažena Slavíčková

Koubova žena

Věra Uzelacová

zdravotní sestra

Antonín Soukup

stařík ve vlaku

Antonín Novotný

stěhovák

Karel Hovorka

cestující

Milivoj Uzelac

dirigent

Jan Maška

rozhodčí na šachovém turnaji

Jiří Krampol

mladík vycházející z továrny

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jaroslav Pour

Shooting Script

Miloš Makovec

Second Unit Photography

Josef Pechar

Camera Operator

Ivan Wurm

Production Designer

Oldřich Bosák

Set Designer

Jiří Kalina, František Straka

Costume Designer

Michael Romberg

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Ladislav Hausdorf

Production Manager

Ladislav Kalaš

Unit Production Manager

Adolf Široký, Josef Mathauser

Cooperation

Jan Kňákal

Music

Music Composed by

Miloš Vacek

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Songs

Slabá dívka – silný muž !

Songwriter

Jára Beneš (Slabá dívka – silný muž !)

Writer of Lyrics

Karel Tobis (Slabá dívka – silný muž !), Václav Špilar (Slabá dívka – silný muž !)

Singer

František Peterka (Slabá dívka – silný muž !)

Production info

Original Title

Chlap jak hora

English Title

A Hefty Fellow

Copyright

1960

Production Year

1960

Premiere

30.12.1960

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Brož – Ptáček, Miloš Brož, Jaromír Ptáček

Technical info

Versions

Czech