Gentlemen, Find Your Dancing Partner

narrative

Typology

feature

Lenght

Short

Czech title

Chlapci zadejte se

Runtime

28

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1964

Language version

Czech

Director

Věra Plívová-Šimková

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

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

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, Jitka Šulcová, L. Procházka

Music

Music Composed by

Miloslav Ducháč

Production info

Original Title

Chlapci zadejte se

English Title

Gentlemen, Find Your Dancing Partner

Working Title

Mám ráda blues, Žofínská šotyška

Kategorie

Film

Typology

feature

Žánr

narrative

Země původu

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1964

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šmída – Fikar, Ladislav Fikar, Bohumil Šmída

Technical info

Lenght

Short

Runtime

28

Versions

Czech