The Comedy with Mr Klika

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1963—1964

Premiere

13 November 1964

Runtime

92 min

Category

film

Genre

comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Komedie s Klikou

Czech title

Komedie s Klikou

English title

The Comedy with Mr Klika

Synopsis

Zuzana Vítová, a young woman struggling with her bulky luggage, boards a train and finds a place in a compartment with a solitary man. After they get off the train in Prague, it looks as if the man is following her, and Zuzana protests angrily. It turns out that Karel Jánský lives in the same street as Zuzana's fiancé, Petr Klika, whom the young woman is going to marry the following day. In the end, Zuzana is glad that Jánský has gallantly escorted her. She cannot find the keys and Petr is not at home. The bridegroom has gone to meet her at the station and it just so happens that Zuzana cannot reach him even later, because Petr has accidentally unplugged his telephone. Jánský, whose wife is staying at their weekend cottage in the country, gives Zuzana a lift to her cousin's flat at the other end of Prague, but the cousin has her lover with her and does not open the door. Jánský invites Zuzana to his house in the most honourable manner. Then they visit several nightspots together until Zuzana finally gets drunk. Jánský tells her that he is the registrar who will marry her and Petr on the following day. Despite the fact that nothing happens between them, both Petr and Karel's wife Magda are jealous. A major scandal breaks out before the wedding ceremony, with Petr's uncle, Magda's mother and Jánský's colleagues all joining in. Zuzana and Karel choose to admit to something they haven't done. Everybody gladly forgives them their "misdeed", and Jánský can pronounce Zuzana and Petr husband and wife.

Cast

Jiřina Bohdalová

Zuzana Vítová

Karel Höger

dr. Karel Jánský, oddávající úřední

Vlasta Chramostová

Magda, Karlova manželka

Nataša Gollová

Evelyna, Magdina matka, vedoucí obchodu sklo-porcelán

Jana Drbohlavová

Vendulka, Zuzanina sestřenice

Vlastimil Hašek

Petr Klika, Zuzanin snoubenec

Čestmír Řanda

šéfkuchař Klika, Petrův strýc

Jan Tříska

Ríša, Vendulčin milenec

Josef Beyvl

předseda závodní rady

Miloš Nesvadba

Růžička, člen závodní rady

Zdeněk Dítě

Pekárek, člen závodní rady

Jiří Lír

František Hlaváček, Karlův kolega

Karla Chadimová

sekretářka Houdková

Marie Rosůlková

domovní důvěrnice Vašatová

Eva Bezděková

Francouzka

Zdeněk Horák

Bubi

Jaroslav Chundela

Dan

Jitka Frantová

blondýnka v baru

Vilém Pruner

recepční

Ivan Balaj

on sám, televizní hlasatel

Vladimír Pospíšil

pracovník Pražské informační služby

Ela Šárková

žena v baru

Miloslav Bureš

trumpetista

Růžena Beníšková

tanečnice

Jarmila Belšanová

tanečnice

Miloslava Rejholcová

tanečnice

Lucie Seidlová

tanečnice

S. Huja

tanečník

J. Korejsová

barmanka

J. Vilská

nevěsta

Karel Gott

on sám, zpěvák

Viktor Sodoma

mladík s kytarou

Yvetta Simonová

ona sama, zpěvačka

Karel Duba

hudebník

Hana Syrová

dívka ve vinárně

Dubbing

Alena Kreuzmannová

hlas sekretářky

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Eva Kubesová, Josef Krameš

Shooting Script

Václav Krška

Director of Photography

Jaroslav Tuzar

Second Unit Photography

Milan Duda

Camera Operator

Emil Hora

Production Designer

Jaroslav Krška

Set Designer

Karel Kočí, Bohuslav Varhaník, Jaroslava Vilímková

Costume Designer

Jindřiška Hirschová

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Emil Poledník, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Gustav Rohan

Unit Production Manager

Dana Dudová, Petr Čapek

Unit Production Manager

Jan Syrový

Cooperation

Ivana Strahovská, Jarmila Müllerová, Jaroslav Brabenec

Music

Music Composed by

Jaromír Vomáčka

Selected Music

Franz von Suppé (Útok lehké kavalerie), Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (Svatební pochod), Zdeněk Fibich (V podvečer /Poem/ – skladba)

Music Performed by

Orchestr Karla Duby (Music Conducted by Karel Duba), Orchestr Slávy Kunsta (Music Conducted by Sláva Kunst), Orchestr Zdeňka Marata (Music Conducted by Zdeněk Marat), FISYO (Music Conducted by Štěpán Koníček), Jiří Jirmal /kytara/

Songs

Každý den u dveří stál

Songwriter Jaromír Vomáčka
Writer of Lyrics Pavel Kopta
Singer Yvetta Simonová

Dál teče voda k moři

Songwriter Jaromír Vomáčka
Writer of Lyrics Pavel Kopta
Singer Karel Gott

Jaro hází pampelišky

Songwriter Jaromír Vomáčka
Writer of Lyrics Pavel Kopta
Singer Viktor Sodoma

Veselé Vánoce

Songwriter Jaromír Vomáčka
Writer of Lyrics Zdeněk Borovec
Singer Jiřina BohdalováKarel Gottsbor

Zhasněte lampiony

Songwriter Jaromír VomáčkaDalibor Pokorný
Writer of Lyrics Jaromír Čermák
Singer Jiřina Bohdalová

Dobrú noc, má milá, dobrú noc

Songwriter lidová slovenská píseň
Writer of Lyrics lidová slovenská píseň
Singer Jiřina Bohdalová

Production info

Original Title

Komedie s Klikou

Czech Title

Komedie s Klikou

English Title

The Comedy with Mr Klika

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1963—1964

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 13 June 1963
technical Screenplay approved 19 October 1963
start of filming 25 November 1963
end of filming 24 March 1964
projection approval 22 May 1964

Premiere

premiere 13 November 1964 /unsuitable for youths/

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

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

92 min

Original length in metres

2 618 meters

Distribution carrier

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

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Ceny Trilobit 1964

1965
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Jiřina Bohdalová