The Old Tram

children, fairytale

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Pohádka o staré tramvaji

Runtime

82 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1961

Production year

1961

Premiere

12.01.1962

Language version

Czech

Director

Milan Vošmik

Synopsis

The holidays have started and children are leaving Prague to go to the country. Only Frantík comes to Prague instead to see his grandfather. His grandfather Fiala was a tram driver once. At his grandfather's home, Frantík meets the mischievous boy Pepík, who makes fun of the country bumpkin, but then takes Frantík to the tram depot where grandpa's old tram Terezka has been kept after being taken out of service. Terezka is now broken down and flaking. Pepík runs off leaving Frantík, scared to be alone at the depot; he thinks that the trams have come to life. Frantík pleads with grandpa for some money to buy paints and repaint the cheerless Terezka and save it from being scrapped. He doesn't have enough paint but the local children offer him some more and Terezka is soon freshly painted. Now Terezka takes Frantík and his friends for a ride through town to thank them. The children have to hide the old tram from the grown-ups and when the Great Tram Inspector discovers that it has been lost and he accuses the grandpa. Children from all over Prague start collecting scrap metal in order to buy Terezka and save her from the scrapyard. They succeed, the old tram is now fixed and painted over in blue and gold and now begins transporting children from nursery schools all over Prague.

Cast

Jan Malaska

Frantík

Zdeněk Deyl

Pepík

Dadulka Šimková

Alenka

Věra Machoňová

Špuntík

Josef Roubíček

klučík

Hana Pořízková

Olinka

Eva Nedvědová

Evička

Vladimír Horka

Preclík

Liliana Martoni

Cácorka

Helena Lišková

Helenka (blondýnka)

Miriana Raljičová

brýlatá Zuzka zvaná Zrzka

Václav Winter

Rudla (v proužkovaném tričku)

Jaroslav Chadraba

dubl za Václava Wintera

František Maxián

Karel (kluk s trumpetou)

Karel Smyczek

kluk zvaný Chemik

Josef Kemr

básník

Eman Fiala

řidič Antonín Fiala, Frantíkův děda

František Filipovský

velký tramvajový revizor

Josef Mixa

průvodčí Král, Pepíkův otec

Ladislav Gzela

výhybkář

Marcela Šilhánková

učitelka mateřské školy

Lubomír Kostelka

zapisovatel

Vladimír Navrátil

fotoreportér

Rudolf Pellar

profesor

Josef Příhoda

prodavač balonků

Commentary

Dubbing

Jiřina Bohdalová

hlas učitelky mateřské školy

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Lada Vacková

Assistant Director

Eva Kubesová, Boca Abrhámová

Screenstory

Ota Hofman

Screenplay

Ota Hofman

Shooting Script

Milan Vošmik

Script Editor

Václav Nývlt

Second Unit Photography

Karel Hejsek

Camera Operator

Jiří Štíbr

Production Designer

Vladimír Labský

Set Designer

Ivo Sýkora, H. Vrána, Ladislav Rada

Costume Designer

Lída Novotná

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

František Sandr

Unit Production Manager

Vlastimil Maršálek, Věra Winkelhöferová, Jaroslav Vokurka

Consultant

inž. Milan Hašek

Cooperation

Anna Křemenová, Leopold Zeman, Eliška Kolaříková

Music

Music Composed by

Svatopluk Havelka

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Songs

Jede se, jede zvesela, Je Praha město jeden úl, Abeceda, Jede tramvaj z kopečka, My chceme tramvaj, Písnička o Pepíkovi, Akce: heslo Terezka

Songwriter

Svatopluk Havelka (Jede se, jede zvesela), Svatopluk Havelka (Je Praha město jeden úl), Svatopluk Havelka (Abeceda), Svatopluk Havelka (Jede tramvaj z kopečka), Svatopluk Havelka (My chceme tramvaj), Svatopluk Havelka (Písnička o Pepíkovi), Svatopluk Havelka (Akce: heslo Terezka)

Writer of Lyrics

Josef Kainar (Jede se, jede zvesela), Josef Kainar (Je Praha město jeden úl), Josef Kainar (Abeceda), Josef Kainar (Jede tramvaj z kopečka), Josef Kainar (My chceme tramvaj), Josef Kainar (Písnička o Pepíkovi), Josef Kainar (Akce: heslo Terezka)

Singer

dětský sbor (Jede se, jede zvesela), Rudolf Pellar (Je Praha město jeden úl), dětský sbor (Abeceda), dětský sbor (Jede tramvaj z kopečka), dětský sbor (My chceme tramvaj), dětský sbor (Písnička o Pepíkovi), dětský sbor (Akce: heslo Terezka)

Production info

Original Title

Pohádka o staré tramvaji

English Title

The Old Tram

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

children, fairytale

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1961

Production Year

1961

Premiere

12.01.1962

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šmída – Fikar, Ladislav Fikar, Bohumil Šmída

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

82 min

Versions

Czech