The All Souls' Day Story

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Příběh dušičkový

Runtime

95

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1964

Premiere

18.04.1965

Language version

Czech

Director

František Filip

Screenplay

Jiří Procházka

Screenstory

Jiří Procházka

Synopsis

On All Souls' Day, head official Vavřinec Konopka watches his friend and colleague auditor Koláč with more than a bit of envy as the man sits in the pub relishing his sirloin. All he has to look forward to is garlic soup and the nagging of his wicked wife. But that day in November, he is in for a surprise. No faults, and a roasted goose ready served on the table. After the meal, Konopka heads for the graveyard. When he returns, the man is greeted by another surprise. His wife has fled with a circus artiste and all their savings. She has found her husband a housekeeper before leaving. Konopka quickly gets used to the situation. The housekeeper Trpalová looks after him caringly and soon they develop a deeper bond. And when Trpalová is expecting his child, the blissful Konopka requests a divorce. But now the wife has come back, her lover having abandoned her when Konopka's money had been spent. She forces Trpalová to leave immediately and wants to take her old place. Konopka rebels and now she is the one to file for divorce and wants to destroy Konopka. Unfortunately, the letter of the law is on her side. Finally, it all ends well. Konopka meets his wife's lover at the pub. For a reward the man is prepared to testify that Konopka's wife lived with him and even that she performed in the circus. It is All Souls' Day once again and Konopka's flat resounds with the first cry of his newborn daughter.

Note

In the introductory titles the film title is followed by a sentence: "How Mrs Petronila Konopková defrauded her husband Vavřinec, her hearth and home". The film was broadcast on Czechoslovak Television and screened in cinemas.

Cast

Jan Pivec

c. a k. vrchní oficiál Vavřinec Konopka

Jaroslav Marvan

vrchní revident Koláč

Dana Medřická

Petronila Konopková rozená Slejšková, Konopkova žena

Libuše Havelková

hospodyně Tonička Trpalová zvaná Trpalka

Josef Kemr

cirkusák Matěj Chramostejl

Jiřina Šejbalová

kartářka Anastasie Wyhnalek

Martin Růžek

advokát

Josef Gruss

vrchní rada

Stella Zázvorková

domovnice Brejchová

Alois Dvorský

zřízenec Kropáček

Zdeněk Týle

hostinský

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jiřina Pokorná

Assistant Director

Michaela Kirchnerová, Eva Mičulková

Based on

Ignát Herrmann (Dušičkový příběh – povídka)

Production Designer

Miloš Ditrich

Set Designer

Jaroslav Ciboch, Karel Lukáš

Costume Designer

Fernand Vácha

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Assistant Film Editor

Jarmila Müllerová

Sound Designer

Ladislav Hausdorf

Production Manager

Rudolf Wolf

Unit Production Manager

Josef Pitrák, František Jaderník

Unit Production Manager

Ferdinand Zelenka

Music

Music Composed by

Karel Sklenička

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Songs

Loučení, loučení, Za městem v aleji prastarých lip

Singer

Josef Kemr (Loučení, loučení), Jan Pivec (Za městem v aleji prastarých lip)

Production info

Original Title

Příběh dušičkový

English Title

The All Souls' Day Story

Second title

Čili kterak se paní Petronila Konopková choti svému Vavřincovi a krbu domácímu zpronevěřila

Second english title

How Mrs Petronila Konopková defrauded her husband Vavřinec, her hearth and home

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1964

Premiere

18.04.1965

Distribution

Ústřední půjčovna filmů (uvedení v kinech), Československá televize Praha (uvedení v televizi)

Technical info

Versions

Czech