Discovery on the Rugged Hill

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1962

Production year

1961

Premiere

16 November 1962

Runtime

68 min

Category

film

Genre

children

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Objev na Střapaté hůrce

Czech title

Objev na Střapaté hůrce

English title

Discovery on the Rugged Hill

Working title

Poselství z Vesmíru

Synopsis

Children from the České Budějovice astronomy club leave for their holiday camp without Ivan, who has broken his leg. In the evening, Ivan observes the night sky as usual but all at once spots a great meteorite - a so-called bolid. The children in the camp, too, were observing the stars but missed the fall of the bolid due to little Matuš, who got scared of a big owl. Also the scientists at the observatory in Ondřejov were unlucky - the settings of their instruments does not allow them to determine the place of the bolid's landing. They therefore turn to the public via radio, asking for help. Among many letters delivered to the observatory, astronomer Přibyl's attention is attracted by the letter from Ivan, who provides exact information about the bolid's flight. In the meantime, doctors remove Ivan's plaster and the boy sets off to join the circle in the camp. He is merrily welcomed by everybody except Pavel, who is jealous that Ivan observed the meteorite. The scientists from the observatory arrive to meet Ivan and the whole camp searches through the forest to find the bolid. Ivan goes to Ondřejov observatory with astronomer Přibyl and there sees a fragment of a real bolid in the glass case. At that moment he recalls throwing a similar stone into the ravine on his way to the camp. Everybody begins to search once more and it is again Ivan who eventually discovers the precious meteorite.

Cast

Jiří Polák

pionýr Ivan Veselský

Vojtěch Zoula

Pavel Kubec, vedoucí pionýrské rady

Růžena Dvořáková

Alena

Ivana Vacková

Miluška

Jaromír Sudek

Matuš, Alenin bratr

Otomar Korbelář

profesor Říha

Valtr Taub

astronom dr. Modr

Stanislav Remunda

astronom dr. Přibyl

Ludmila Vendlová

vědecká pracovnice Jílková

Libuše Řídelová

pokladní Veselská, Ivanova matka

Bohumil Bezouška

astronom Kubr

Gustav Heverle

řidič Vosátka

Růžena Nováková (2)

Skořepová

Zuzana Dubská

vedoucí tábora Mirka Kožená

Oldřich Lukeš

řidič cisterny Suchánek

Jaroslav Moučka

hajný Štefan

Otto Šimánek

Ivanův otec

Jiří Doubrava

pionýr

Jiří Herrmann

pionýr

Bohumil Kopáček

pionýr

Jiří Lédl

pionýr

František Ondráček

pionýr

Andrej Pavlov

pionýr

Michal Polák

pionýr

Pavel Sklenář

pionýr

Jiří Solnař

pionýr

Karel Suchomel

pionýr

Jan Vodička

pionýrka

Monika Trepeschová

pionýrka

Martin Brems

pionýr

pes Orest

vlčák

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

František Matoušek

Assistant Director

Helena Rohanová, Lilian Havlíčková

Shooting Script

Karel Steklý

Director of Photography

Jan Stallich

Second Unit Photography

Stanislav Kautský

Camera Operator

Jaroslav Kaiser

Production Designer

Milan Nejedlý

Assistent Production Designer

Jiří Hlupý

Set Designer

Ivo Černý, Vladimír Mácha, Jiří Široký

Costume Designer

Fernand Vácha

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Assistant Film Editor

Miloslava Vojnová

Sound Designer

Adolf Böhm

Assistant Sound Designer

Adolf Werner

Production Manager

Ladislav Kalaš

Unit Production Manager

Josef Mathauser, Adolf Široký

Unit Production Manager

Luděk Marold

Consultant

Zdeněk Ceplecha

Cooperation

Angelika Hanauerová (klapka), Jitka Bylinská (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Kapr

Music Performed by

Komorní soubor elektrických a elektronických nástrojů (Music Conducted by František Belfín)

Production info

Original Title

Objev na Střapaté hůrce

Czech Title

Objev na Střapaté hůrce

English Title

Discovery on the Rugged Hill

Working Title

Poselství z Vesmíru

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

children

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1962

Production Year

1961

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 5 July 1961
technical Screenplay approved 2 August 1961
start of filming 14 August 1961
end of filming 11 December 1961
projection approval 14 March 1962

Premiere

premiere 16 November 1962 /suitable for youths/ (celostátní)
premiere 21 December 1962 /suitable for youths/ (kino Dalibor /1 týden/, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Švabík – Procházka, Jan Procházka (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Erich Švabík (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

68 min

Original length in metres

1 944 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 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

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Umělecká soutěž k 15. výročí zrodu lidově-demokratické Československé republiky

1960
Praha / Czechoslovakia