Daddy, Buy Me a Puppy

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1963

Premiere

6 November 1964

Runtime

76 min

Category

film

Genre

children, comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Táto sežeň štěně

Czech title

Táto sežeň štěně

English title

Daddy, Buy Me a Puppy

Synopsis

The summer school holiday begins and editor Hlavsa is looking forward to having a calm and peaceful house as soon as he takes his three children and grandmother to the summer cottage. The editor-in-chief, however, takes him by unpleasant surprise, asking him to write feature-articles from the life of children, which are to be regularly published in the summer time. The grandmother is a little scared in the countryside and, imprudently, expresses her wish to the children that they should have a dog to guard them. The children love animals, and thus agree happily. Hlavsa first resists but then arrives with a kitten at least. The children are not satisfied with that and go on longing for a dog. The whole matter serves Hlavsa as the subject for his first column, which meets unexpected success. The editor-in-chief gives him a puppy for the children. Hlavsa is looking forward to surprising the children on Saturday - but there is a surprise waiting for him instead. In the cottage, he is welcomed by eleven dogs of various races and sizes which either arrived as gifts from people who had read Hlavsa's articles or the children got themselves.

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Cast

Miroslav Horníček

redaktor Hlavsa

Jarmila Smejkalová

Hlavsova žena

Rudolf Řepík

Milan, syn Hlavsových

Zdeněk Deyl

Franta, syn Hlavsových

Zuzana Ondrouchová

Olga, dcera Hlavsových

Jaroslav Marvan

šéfredaktor

Dagmar Zikánová

Holinova žena

Karel Smyczek

Honza, syn Holinových

Vlastimil Brodský

hajný Jakoubek

Josef Beyvl

výpravčí

Ivanka Devátá

sekretářka v redakci

Karel Hovorka

muž v plášti

Martin Mrázek

Honza

Vladimír Navrátil

tiskař v redakci

Milan Neděla

praporčík VB Karel, Honzův švagr

Josef Pehr

průvodčí autobusu Vaňha

Josef Příhoda

hostinský

Sonja Sázavská

Jakoubková

Světla Svozilová

starší žena v Povlčíně

Stella Zázvorková

průvodčí tramvaje

Čestmír Řanda ml.

chlapec hrající na saxofon

Bohumila Šourková

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Věra Ženíšková

Assistant Director

Drahomíra Reňáková, Zdena Kracíková, Zdena Švarcová

Screenstory

Jan Ryska

Director of Photography

Jan Novák

Second Unit Photography

Rudolf Jokl

Camera Operator

Jiří Macák

Production Designer

Vladimír Labský

Set Designer

Jaroslav Ciboch, Karel Lukáš, Marta Měřínská

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

František Milič

Unit Production Manager

Karel Kovář, Václav Havlík

Unit Production Manager

Milada Krůtová

Cooperation

Jiřina Brandejsová, Jiří Kotlář

Music

Music Composed by

Svatopluk Havelka

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Štěpán Koníček),

Songs

Dospělí, dospělí

Songwriter Svatopluk Havelka
Writer of Lyrics Pavel Kopta
Singer Rudolf Pellar

Často na to myslívám

Songwriter Svatopluk Havelka
Writer of Lyrics Pavel Kopta
Singer dětský hlassbor

Já jsem malý mysliveček

Production info

Original Title

Táto sežeň štěně

Czech Title

Táto sežeň štěně

English Title

Daddy, Buy Me a Puppy

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

children, comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1963

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 20 May 1963
technical Screenplay approved 4 July 1963
start of filming 29 July 1963
end of filming 18 December 1963
projection approval 18 March 1964

Premiere

premiere 6 November 1964

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Hostivař

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Švabík – Procházka, Jan Procházka (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Erich Švabík (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

76 min

Original length in metres

2 174 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Exhibition: 4. celostátní přehlídka československých filmů pro děti a mládež Gottwaldov

1964
Zlín / Czechoslovakia

Vítěz

Festival: 16. mezinárodní filmový festival pro děti a mládež Benátky

1964
Benátky / Italy