The Road to Life

children

Typology

feature

Czech title

Kuřata na cestách

Runtime

67

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1962

Production year

1962

Premiere

01.06.1962

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Vorlíček

Screenplay

Milan Pavlík

Screenstory

Oldřich Kryštofek

Synopsis

Playing a game of pioneers at school the children, by chance, come upon an abandoned poultry-house. There they find a hatchery in working order and decide to breed chicken. They all go looking for fresh eggs, except for Vláďa who is busy setting the hatchery to work. Hanka finds a book about poultry farming and ends up looking after the hatchery all by herself since the boys' interest has in the meantime switched to cycle races. The cooperative accountant realizes that someone is using the electricity at the old poultry farm. The co-op's leader Kaláb, who looks into the matter, finds the hatchery working, and finds eggs in it marked with names. He immediately telephones the local Czechoslovak Youth Movement committee with the information that his co-op has already set up the pioneering farm that he promised to build a while before. One day the children's efforts, especially those of Hanka and Vláďa, pay off: the chickens emerge from their shells. But the newly hatched chicks cause the children a lot of trouble. They overhear a conversation between the co-op's leader and a builder and conclude that the men plan to renovate the poultry farm. The children move the chicks, first to the library and then to a tent in the orchard. Their teacher Hudrava finds the chicks there and, joined by a district officer drives them back to the freshly whitened poultry-house. The children are happy and Kaláb, who was afraid of disgracing the co-op, is also pleased, since when he had noticed that there were no chickens at the poultry-house, he had thought the children's experiment had failed.

Cast

Jiří Sovák

předseda zemědělského družstva Kaláb

Libuše Havelková

prodavačka Klemperová

František Filipovský

kominík Josef Klempera

Otto Šimánek

učitel Hudrava

Jan Šmíd

předseda okresního výboru ČSM Beránek

František Kovářík

děda včelař

Josef Hlinomaz

účetní Vrána

Renata Kroutilová

Hanka, dcera Klemperových

Pavel Nový

Vláďa

Jaroslav Drbohlav

Tonda, Kalábův syn

Jiří Brantner

Vašek

Eva Vesecká

Zuzana

Václav Růžička

Filip

Jan Klosar

Karlík, Hančin bratr

Zuzana Hrnčířová

Maruška

Helena Štvánová

knihovnice Táňa

Pavel Bártl

veterinář

Věra Kalendová

družstevnice Kalcíková

Dana Nejdlová

matka Marušky

Václav Podhorský

muž u mlátičky

Ladislav Gzela

ovčák Průcha

Luďa Marešová

traktoristka u mlátičky

Karel Hovorka

listonoš

Ivana Skaláková

družstevnice

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jaroslav Pour

Assistant Director

Karel Čáslavský, Mojmír Ticháček, Marie Zatloukalová

Screenstory

Oldřich Kryštofek

Screenplay

Milan Pavlík

Shooting Script

Václav Vorlíček

Second Unit Photography

Josef Pechar

Camera Operator

Zdeněk Prchlík

Production Designer

Bohumil Pokorný

Set Designer

Karel Černoch, Karel Kočí, Jaroslava Vilímková

Film Editor

Zdeněk Stehlík

Sound Designer

Pavel Jelínek, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Gustav Rohan

Unit Production Manager

Petr Čapek, Dana Dudová

Unit Production Manager

Ivan Hajný

Cooperation

Jaroslava Radová, M. Vaněčková, Jaroslav Brabenec

Music

Music Composed by

Svatopluk Havelka

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO), Markéta Kühnová (Kühnův dětský pěvecký sbor)

Songs

Rudé šátky na slunci hoří

Songwriter

Svatopluk Havelka (Rudé šátky na slunci hoří)

Writer of Lyrics

Josef Brukner (Rudé šátky na slunci hoří)

Singer

Kühnův dětský pěvecký sbor (Rudé šátky na slunci hoří)

Production info

Original Title

Kuřata na cestách

English Title

The Road to Life

Working Title

Cesta do života

Copyright

1962

Production Year

1962

Premiere

01.06.1962

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Švabík – Procházka, Jan Procházka, Erich Švabík

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Exhibition: 2. celostátní přehlídka československých filmů pro děti a mládež Gottwaldov

1962
Zlín / Czechoslovakia