She Dropped from the Clouds

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1961

Production year

1960—1961

Premiere

18 August 1961

Runtime

85 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Spadla s měsíce

Czech title

Spadla s měsíce

English title

She Dropped from the Clouds

Synopsis

The young zoology technician Mája Černá starts her work attachment at a Standard Farming Cooperative in a very unusual way by losing control of her scooter and driving into a pond in front of the stupefied villagers. The chairman of the cooperative farm František Hudec is very nervous, because the next day he is due to go for six weeks of training and the girl doesn't seem to him very responsible. Hudec asks the accountant Štědrý to deputize for him and leaves the village, also promising to find volunteers in the town for the hay-making. When he returns from his training Hudec is shocked. The village now boasts a nursery school, the cowshed has been repainted and some of the cooperative members are off on an excursion, despite the fact that the student volunteer team is just arriving. The merry and enchanting Mája has not only succeeded in spurring the men into action, but has won over the women as well by her sincere and guileless personality. Hudec is annoyed and afraid that the girl has stripped him of all his authority. Only later does he learn that the hay has already been cut and so his attempt to conceal the cooperative excursion from the students is making him look like a madman. A series of misunderstandings leads Hudec to suspect Mája of undermining several marriages. That evening there is a meeting, to which the chairman of the district national committee is coming to present a banner for punctual hay-cutting. It is only now that everything is explained and Hudec realizes that there has been nothing wrong in the girl's behaviour. Mája's work assignment is over, she goes back to the town after all the cooperative workers say goodbye, sad to see her go.

Cast

Heda Škrdlantová

Dubbing Jaroslava Tvrzníková
zootechnička Mája Černá

Zdeněk Řehoř

učitel Bohouš

Vlastimil Brodský

předseda JZD František Hudec

Libuše Havelková

Hudcova žena

Jiří Sovák

účetní Václav Štědrý

Vlasta Chramostová

Štědrá, Václavova žena

Magda Maděrová

Dubbing Alena Kreuzmannová
vedoucí studentské brigády

Darja Hajská

družstevnice Růžena Beranová

Otto Šimánek

družstevník Alois Vočadlo

Jiří Bruder

družstevník Tonda Houf

Ilja Prachař

předseda okresního národního výbor

Helena Růžičková

družstevnice, Vočadlova snoubenka

Ota Motyčka

děda Vlk

Stella Zázvorková

průvodčí autobusu

Iva Janžurová

mladá družstevnice

Mojmír Fašung

Jarouš, přítel mladé družstevnice

Eva Danielová

učitelka

Jiří Fuks

student

Jiřina Barášová

studentka

Rudolf Horák

student

Ladislav Chvojka

student

Jana Kubelková

studentka

Jana Lamačová

studentka

Ludmila Štědrá

studentka

A. Kounouvo

studentka-černoška

Josef Kozák

starý družstevník

Josef Kuml

Tomáš, Hudcův syn

Dubbing

Viktor Očásek

hlas stařečka s kočárkem

Antonín Jedlička

hlasy zvířat

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Stanislav Černý

Assistant Director

Miloš Kohout, Evald Schorm

Script Supervisor

Dagmar Švejdová

Shooting Script

Zdeněk Podskalský

Director of Photography

Rudolf Stahl ml.

Second Unit Photography

Stanislav Milota

Camera Operator

Bohumil Vodička

Production Designer

Leoš Karen

Assistent Production Designer

Bohumil Pokorný

Costume Designer

Lída Novotná

Film Editor

Zdeněk Stehlík

Sound Designer

Pavel Jelínek, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Josef Ouzký

Unit Production Manager

Růžena Hulínská, Václav Cajthaml

Unit Production Manager

Přemek Longa, Miroslav Smrček

Cooperation

Jana Rozbrojová (klapka), Libuše Vaněčková (klapka), Elmar Klos

Music

Music Composed by

Zdeněk Liška

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín)

Songs

Sláva nazdar výletu

Singer dětský sborZdeněk Řehoř

Na tý louce zelený

Singer sbor

Boleráz, Boleráz

Singer sbor

Castaldo

Songwriter Rudolf Nováček

Production info

Original Title

Spadla s měsíce

Czech Title

Spadla s měsíce

English Title

She Dropped from the Clouds

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1961

Production Year

1960—1961

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 1 June 1960
start of filming 25 July 1960
technical Screenplay approved 8 August 1960
end of filming 16 January 1961
projection approval 31 March 1961

Premiere

premiere 18 August 1961 /suitable for youths/ (kino Blaník /5 týdnů/, Praha)
premiere 18 August 1961 /suitable for youths/ (celostátní)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Hostivař

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Brož – Ptáček, Miloš Brož (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Jaromír Ptáček (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

85 min

Original length in metres

2 421 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,85, 1:2,35

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 12. filmový festival pracujících

1961
24 měst / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Festival: 12. filmový festival pracujících

1961
24 měst / Czechoslovakia