The Famous Surgeon Dr Sammy

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1966

Production year

1966

Runtime

7 min

Category

film

Genre

slapstick

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionshort

Original title

Slavný chirurg Dr. Sammy

Czech title

Slavný chirurg Dr. Sammy

English title

The Famous Surgeon Dr Sammy

Working title

Sammy chirurgem

Synopsis

A famous surgeon – the trained chimpanzee Sammy – is expected in the operating theatre, where he intends to carry out a difficult operation on a patient suffering from sausagitis. His intention to operate without anaesthesia is especially sensational, but the patient lies calmly on the operating table and shows no concern as Sammy in turn uses a hammer, chisel, saw, drill and pincers. Finally Sammy lifts up the veil and takes out sausages and frankfurters. The successful doctor-chimpanzee ends the movie happily smoking a cigarette.

Note

The film was a spin-off of a commission for the West German company Schmid Productions Munich.

Cast

šimpanz Sammy

Dubbing Josef Hlinomaz
primář chirurgie

Jean Hoppe

Dubbing Jan Libíček
asistent

Dubbing

Kamila Moučková

hlas lékařky

Crew and creators

Director of Photography

Svatopluk Malý

Sound Designer

Benjamin Astrug

Music

Music Composed by

archivní

Music Advisor

Štěpán Koníček

Production info

Original Title

Slavný chirurg Dr. Sammy

Czech Title

Slavný chirurg Dr. Sammy

English Title

The Famous Surgeon Dr Sammy

Working Title

Sammy chirurgem

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

slapstick

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1966

Production Year

1966

Production specifications

projection approval 1966

Premiere

premiere 1966 /suitable for youths/

Distribution slogan

no caption

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

7 min

Original length in metres

177 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech