Looking for a Daddy

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1961

Production year

1961

Premiere

29 December 1961

Runtime

80 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Hledá se táta!

Czech title

Hledá se táta!

English title

Looking for a Daddy

Synopsis

Standa Hurych has finished his national military service and has begun to work as a driver in an infant nursing institute. On the bus, he meets the elderly Mr Houdek, who wants to adopt the illegitimate child of Květa Slavatová, his colleague from the dining cars of the Czechoslovak Railways. Mrs Houdková, however, wants to know the name of little Honzík's father, for she suspects her own husband of the paternity. The handsome nurse Magda, who has been raising Honzík and likes him very much, is to get this name from Slavatová. She goes to visit her in Prague with Standa, but she fail to get it. At that instant, Standa interferes in the course of events and launches a Large-scale search. He finds out along with Magda that Slavatová in fact does not know the father. It was probably a soldier whom the young woman met in the Kašperk Mountains. That is where Standa, too, served his military service. He therefore turns to his friends there and, with Magda, writes a letter to all those ex-soldiers who could be the man. But this only causes a lot of problems. During their search, the young couple becomes close and they even begin to think about marriage. Their happiness, however, is shaken by a single sentence of the institute's head physician - they learn that Honzík was born prematurely, two months before the term, and thus even Standa may be the father. When Standa sees Květa in a photograph, the possibility turns into certainty. He decides to adopt the son himself and bring him up but he cannot face Magda. She, however, does not let him leave her.

Cast

Vladimír Menšík

řidič Standa Hurych

Gabriela Vránová

zdravotní sestra Magda

Felix le Breux

primář kojeneckého ústavu

Marcela Martínková

zdravotní sestra Evka

Eva Miláčková

zdravotní sestra Olina

Josef Kemr

kuchař Houdek, žadatel o adopci

Libuše Havelková

Klárka, Houdkova žena

Aida Glosová

Dubbing Alena Kreuzmannová
Květa Slavatová, Houdkova kolegyně

Věra Tichánková

zdravotní sestra Žižková

Marie Poslušná

zdravotní sestra Jindra

Valentina Thielová

prodavačka Marcela

Václav Sloup

Karel, Standův kamarád

Iva Janžurová

Vlasta, Karlova žena

Zdeněk Kutil

nadrotmistr Kaktus

Jiří Němeček

kapitán Liška

Alexandra Myšková

Růženka, Liškova žena

Vlastimil Brodský

příslušník železniční stráže

Jiří Sovák

poručík VB

Anna Melíšková

babička Lišková

Jiřina Steimarová

sousedka s natáčkami

Václav Tomšovský

Emil, Standův kamarád

Eva Mrázová

Irena, Emilova žena

Zuzana Dubská

zdravotní sestra Marie

Jaroslava Panýrková

zdravotní sestra Zdena

Gustav A. Kosi

otec černoch

Lubomír Kostelka

kapitán v džípu

Jaroslav Štercl

vrátný na nádraží

Jiřina Bílá

průvodčí v autobuse

Věra Váchová

průvodčí

Ota Žebrák

tlumočník zahraniční delegace

Jaroslav Janeček

Honzík, syn Slavatové

Zuzana Hájková

Jarmilka, Proškova dcera

Eman Fiala

vrátný v kojeneckém ústavu

Eva Danielová

dívka

Václav Podhorský

číšník

František Šeba

manžel

Zdeněk Týle

muž s ručníkem

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Bohumil Kouba

Assistant Director

Dagmar Perlová, Miroslav Sobota

Director of Photography

Alois Jiráček

Second Unit Photography

Jan Kváča

Camera Operator

Jiří Stöhr

Production Designer

Leoš Karen

Set Designer

Ludmila Sovová, Miloš Sršeň, František Zajíček

Costume Designer

Lída Novotná

Sound Designer

Oldřich Tichý, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Miloslav Procházka

Unit Production Manager

Antonín Kubový, František Jaderník

Unit Production Manager

Ladislav Dražan

Cooperation

zaměstnanci Kojeneckého ústavu ve Veské, Růžena Hejsková, Dagmar Rašilovová, Leopold Zeman, Hovorková, Aleš Voleman

Music

Music Composed by

Wiliam Bukový

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín),

Songs

Vím, že bývá malý člověk sám

Songwriter Wiliam Bukový
Writer of Lyrics Vladimír Sís
Singer Rudolf Cortés

Production info

Original Title

Hledá se táta!

Czech Title

Hledá se táta!

English Title

Looking for a Daddy

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1961

Production Year

1961

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 8 March 1961
technical Screenplay approved 10 April 1961
start of filming 15 May 1961
end of filming 31 August 1961
projection approval 7 November 1961

Premiere

premiere 29 December 1961

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Hostivař

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Novotný – Kubala, Bedřich Kubala (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Ladislav Novotný (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

80 min

Original length in metres

2 271 meters

Distribution carrier

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