It Rained Happiness

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production year

1963

Premiere

27 March 1964

Runtime

68 min

Category

film

Genre

drama, psychological

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Pršelo jim štěstí

Czech title

Pršelo jim štěstí

English title

It Rained Happiness

Synopsis

Věra Řeháková is preparing for her wedding. It is raining outside and uninvited memories of various experiences with her husband-to-be Zdeněk Procházka trouble the young woman's mind. There is only one pleasant memory; all the rest still hurt her. She remembers Zdeněk's rude reaction when she told him she was pregnant; how he didn't support her when she alerted everyone to the misdoings of some co-workers from their tractor unit, and demanded an auditing commission; how cynical his comment was when she once paused before some wedding photographs in the window of the local photography studio. Finally, she is all dressed up and ready, and director Votava, her father and her friend Lojza take her to the town hall registry office. But there is no sign of the bridegroom. He has spent the whole night drinking with his friends at the warehouse and has obviously fallen asleep there. They hurry to fetch the groom and soon drive back with him in his dirty boiler suit. His embarrassed mother helps him into his wedding suit and finally they get him in front of the marriage official. Věra's ugly memories are more and more intrusive until she finally turns around and leaves the town hall without uttering a single word. At home, laughing and crying at the same time, she starts tidying up. She is determined to start an independent, and a more worthy life.

Cast

Jiřina Bohdalová

Věra Řeháková zvaná Píšťalka

Josef Langmiler

Lojza, Věřin kamarád

Jiří Krampol

Zdeněk Procházka, Věřin ženich

Jaroslav Nekolný

ředitel traktorové stanice Votava

Miroslav Mokošín

řídící Řehák, Věřin otec

Zdeněk Procházka

Ježek, Zdeňkův kolega

Pavel Spálený

Dubovský, Zdeňkův kolega

Věra Tichánková

Zdeňkova matka

Karel Pavlík

Zdeňkův otec

Helena Bendová

domovnice Ryšánková

Milan Draždík

Vrba, Zdeňkův kolega

Bohuslav Kupšovský

Horák, Zdeňkův kolega

Otto Sattler

ceremoniář

Jana Hladká

kamarádka

J. Korejsová

švadlena

Zdeněk Polák (2)

mechanik

Václav Podhorský

mechanik

František Hájek

mechanik

Jindřich Zloský

malíř

J. Zárubová

kadeřnice

E. Bergmanová

kadeřnice

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Ota Koval

Assistant Director

Věra Kalesová, Věra Pištěková

Based on

Jan Trefulka (Pršelo jim štěstí – povídka ze sbírky Pršelo jim štěstí)

Script Editor

Milena Honzíková

Director of Photography

Jan Kališ

Second Unit Photography

Alexandr Rašilov

Camera Operator

Petr Pešek

Production Designer

Milan Nejedlý

Set Designer

Karel Kočí, Bohuslav Varhaník, Jaroslava Vilímková

Costume Designer

Lída Novotná

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Jiří Kejř, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Gustav Rohan

Unit Production Manager

Petr Čapek, Dana Dudová

Unit Production Manager

Josef Protiva, Ivana Strahovská

Cooperation

obyvatelé města Hořovice, Ivana Strahovská, Anna Mejtská, Jiří Hlupý

Music

Music Composed by

Vladimír Sommer

Selected Music

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (Svatební pochod)

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Štěpán Koníček),

Production info

Original Title

Pršelo jim štěstí

Czech Title

Pršelo jim štěstí

English Title

It Rained Happiness

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama, psychological

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production Year

1963

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 21 December 1962
technical Screenplay approved 4 March 1963
start of filming 3 May 1963
end of filming 22 July 1963
projection approval 18 November 1963

Premiere

premiere 27 March 1964

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Hostivař

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Feix – Brož, Miloš Brož (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Karel Feix (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

68 min

Original length in metres

1 948 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:2,35

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech