Open Window

étude, comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Otevřené okno

Runtime

13

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production year

1963

Language version

Czech

Director

Jan Moravec

Synopsis

An English lady and her niece, Věra, look forward to the announced visit of Lord George Nuttle of Baskerville. He has been sent to them by a relative under the pretext of improving the man's health, but both ladies are well aware she has sent him to them for their amusement. The two ladies make a bet: in which part of face is the visitor going to have a nervous tick? The visitor has arrived and is not "ticking" yet. The man wonders why there is an open window in the salon in such cold weather. The old lady leaves to bring refreshments and Věra in the meantime reveals to the visitor that, three years ago, the hostess's husband left with his brother and a cocker-spaniel to hunt on the moorland and has not returned yet, but the lady still hopes for their return. The hostess offers a plaster cake to taste and the director of the film, hot under his collar, breaks into the film scene. The visitor gets nervous and, to the displeasure of both ladies, has ticks in both sides of his face. The guest's state worsens upon seeing two men clad in hunting suits with a dog returning to the house. The director fails to prevent the members of the film crew from disassembling the backdrops...

Cast

Marie Rosůlková

tetinka-hostitelka

Bohumil Šmída

lord, tetinčin manžel

Bohuslav Kupšovský

komorník Jeroným

Svatava Šanovcová

neteř Věra

Gustav Heverle

lord Georg Nuttle

Miroslav Homola

režisér

Crew and creators

Director

Jan Moravec

Based on

Saki (Otevřené dveře – povídka ze sbírky Bestie a nadbestie /Beasts and Super-Beasts/)

Production Designer

Aleš Voleman

Make-Up Artist

Václav Krolop

Film Editor

Jana Kresslová

Sound Designer

Oldřich Tichý

Production Manager

Karel Fiala, Luboš Měšťánek

Pedagogical management

Bořivoj Zeman (režie), Jan Matějovský, František A. Dvořák (scénář), Eduard Landisch (kamera), Bohumil Šmída (produkce), Josef Dobřichovský (střih)

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Ceremuga

Songs

Život je jen náhoda

Songwriter

Jaroslav Ježek (Život je jen náhoda)

Writer of Lyrics

Jan Werich (Život je jen náhoda), Jiří Voskovec (Život je jen náhoda)

Singer

Jožka Srbová (Život je jen náhoda), Anita Schlesingerová (Život je jen náhoda)

Production info

Original Title

Otevřené okno

English Title

Open Window

Copyright

1963

Production Year

1963

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech