Gentlemen, Find Your Dancing Partner

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1964

Premiere

8 January 1965

Runtime

28 min

Category

film

Genre

narrative

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionshort

Original title

Chlapci zadejte se

Czech title

Chlapci zadejte se

English title

Gentlemen, Find Your Dancing Partner

Working title

Mám ráda blues / Žofínská šotyška

Synopsis

The dance lessons in the dance hall at the Prague area Žofín begin. Šárka is ashamed to be the only one wearing glasses and hides them in her handbag. Although now she cannot see whom she is dancing with, she at least does not feel inferior. The dance master demonstrates the particular dance steps and turns and at the same time is able to advice the young dancing adepts about the rules of social manners with a good sense of humour. Šárka's friend Hanka admires the dexterous dancer Honza, and, being self-assertive, often dances with him. Honza's friend Milan is shy but Honza values him for being the only one from the class to succeed in entering cybernetics studies. Milan likes Šárka very much but has no idea that the girl cannot see him well without glasses and thus does not respond either to his hand waving or his smiles. In a faster dance, Šárka loses her handbag. The dance master, standing on the stage, calls for its owner and reveals that there are glasses inside. The wanton Hanka goes to the stage to pick up the bag, but when she gives it back to Šárka, the frustrated girl bursts into tears and runs away. Honza, Hanka and Milan catch up with her and unanimously try to convince her that her shyness is totally pointless. Another dance begins and Šárka - this time already with her glasses on - capers to the rhythm with Milan with a smile on her face.

Cast

Dušan Konečný

taneční mistr

Doris Papoušková

Doris

Vlasta Brymová

Šárka

Milan Mixa

Milan

Jan Špachta

Honza

Květa Hanušová

Hanka

Karel Kraus (2)

gentleman

Bohumil Duchaň

gentleman

Zdeněk Piskač

klavírista

Bedřich Šmarda

kluk s kotletami

Jitka Kučerová

Kalčíková

Knoblochová

Hainzová

Čepelová

Brůžková

Macháčková

Rašková

Matušová

Brodecký

Doležil

Hron

Kressa

Strach

Sedláček

Švec

Frühauf

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Drahomíra Králová

Director of Photography

Josef Novotný

Second Unit Photography

Oldřich Hubáček

Camera Operator

Rudolf Blaháček

Set Designer

Jan Petrů

Costume Designer

Marie Rosenfelderová

Make-Up Artist

Vladimír Petřina

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Assistant Film Editor

Jitka Šulcová

Sound Designer

František Černý, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Miloš Bergl

Unit Production Manager

Zdeňka Černá

Unit Production Manager

Ladislav Dražan, Vladimíra Kopecká

Cooperation

Jiřina Brandejsová (klapka), L. Procházka

Music

Music Composed by

Miloslav Ducháč

Production info

Original Title

Chlapci zadejte se

Czech Title

Chlapci zadejte se

English Title

Gentlemen, Find Your Dancing Partner

Working Title

Mám ráda blues / Žofínská šotyška

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

narrative

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1964

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 20 March 1963
technical Screenplay approved 19 February 1964
start of filming 17 March 1964
end of filming 7 April 1964
projection approval 8 July 1964

Premiere

preview 25 December 1964 (kino Sevastopol /1 týden/, Praha)
premiere 1 January 1965 /suitable for youths/ (kino Jalta /9 týdnů/, Praha)
premiere 8 January 1965 /suitable for youths/ (celostátní)

Distribution slogan

no caption

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Šmída – Fikar, Ladislav Fikar (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Bohumil Šmída (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

28 min

Original length in metres

809 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