A Castle for little Barbara

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Zámek pro Barborku

Runtime

75

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1962

Production year

1962

Premiere

18.01.1963

Language version

Czech

Director

Stanislav Strnad

Screenplay

Drahoslav Makovička, Stanislav Strnad

Synopsis

Locksmith Vašek Bejšovec and his older brother Josef have moved to their own new apartment. The curious tenants of the house are interested in the occupation of the two men. Vašek, dressed elegantly, meets Blani in a wine-cellar and he did not talk out hers conviction that he is a pilot. By coincidence, Blani has a friend named Vlasta living in the same house as the two brothers. All the neighbours thus soon know what an excellent occupation Vašek has. The handsome young man does not lack the attention of girls; only his neighbour, nurse Barborka, does not respond to his wooing. His lying soon creates a lot of problems for Vašek. Neighbours ask him to bring over various luxury goods from abroad, and Vašek, unable to confess to his fake situation, tries to get it all from around Prague at great financial cost. In the course of time, Barborka is mollified and Vašek falls in true love for the first time. The girl asks him to give a lecture on flying for her little patients in a hospital. Vašek makes a false excuse, telling her he has to fly to Baghdad, and, in the meantime, stays with his friend, studying various manuals. He misses Barborka, and secretly goes to the places where they met on dates. On Prague's Kampa Island, he finds Barborka's forgotten sweater. After Vašek's "return," a house meeting takes place. The young man publicly confesses his true occupation, but no one believes him. Neighbour Aleš, however, saw him in his workshop and confirms everything. Barborka is angry at the mendacious Vašek. But he convinces her about his love and sorrow by showing her the sweater of hers he had found.

Cast

Petr Kostka

zámečník Vašek Bejšovec

Zuzana Stivínová

zdravotní sestra Barborka Zikmundo

Rudolf Deyl ml.

řidič ČSAD Josef, Vaškův bratr

Karla Chadimová

Blani Sládečková

Marcela Martínková

studentka Jitka, Barborčina sestra

Pavla Maršálková

správcová Nováková

Milena Dvorská

Vlasta, dcera Novákové

Eduard Dubský

soused Pavel Fejfar

Sonja Sázavská

Pavlína, Fejfarova žena

Josef Vinklář

Karel Poustka, Vaškův známý

Eman Fiala

soused Aleš, zahradník

Ela Šilarová

Alešova žena

Zdeněk Braunschläger

zámečník Olda

Miloš Hlavica

zámečník Antonín Majda

Jiří Havel

zámečník Rudla

Josef Hlinomaz

krejčí Prokop Malina

Miroslav Homola

vrchní ve vinárně

Bohuš Hradil

soused Kulich

Karel Pavlík

primář

Josef Kozák

rybář

Ilja Prachař

montér Vodička

Mirko Musil

montér

Zuzana Dubská

Růženka

Věra Váchová

telefonistka

Blažena Slavíčková

prodavačka v bazaru

Hanuš Bor

dětský pacient

Aida Glosová

dívka

Rudolf Dašek

hudebník

Miroslav Krýsl

hudebník

Ivan Preis

hudebník

Zdeněk Pulec

hudebník

Karel Turnovský

hudebník

M. Horský

hudebník

Jindřich Poledňa

montér

Milena Kozáková

dívka

František Vandas

muž v telefonní budce

Stanislav Ježek

letec

Karel Škorpík

příslušník VB

Sláva Mann

vedoucí

V. Nechyba

stěhovák

V. Urbánek

letec

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Pavel Horák

Assistant Director

Marie Hejzlarová, Miloslav Čech

Based on

Drahoslav Makovička (Zámek pro Barborku – televizní hra)

Shooting Script

Stanislav Strnad

Second Unit Photography

Jiří Šámal

Camera Operator

Bohumil Rath

Production Designer

Karel Škvor

Set Designer

Jiří Cvrček, Ivan Ernyei, Jan Vrňata

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

František Fabián, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Věra Kadlecová

Unit Production Manager

Václav Havlík, Karel Škorpík

Unit Production Manager

Miroslav Dousek

Cooperation

Růžena Nováková, Jitka Šulcová, Oldřich Okáč

Music

Music Performed by

FISYO, Orchestr Karla Vlacha

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO), Karel Vlach (Orchestr Karla Vlacha)

Songs

To všechno odnes' čas

Songwriter

Jiří Šlitr (To všechno odnes' čas)

Writer of Lyrics

Jiří Suchý (To všechno odnes' čas)

Singer

Petr Kostka (To všechno odnes' čas)

Production info

Original Title

Zámek pro Barborku

English Title

A Castle for little Barbara

Copyright

1962

Production Year

1962

Premiere

18.01.1963

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Novotný – Kubala, Bedřich Kubala, Ladislav Novotný

Technical info

Versions

Czech