Mr Tau will Arrange it

children

Typology

feature

Czech title

Pan Tau to zařídí

Runtime

33

Country

Czechoslovakia, Federal Republic of Germany, Austria

Copyright

1972

Production year

1972

Premiere

14.04.1972

Language version

Czech

Director

Jindřich Polák

Synopsis

A motorcade of limousines drives up to Mr Viola's castle, bringing members of the board of directors of a firm who are listening to an antique music machine with a little bird, the last very successful product of Viola's company. The important question of increasing production is to be discussed. Viola's grand-daughter Claudie in Red Indian costume attacks the interlopers with arrows and firework squibs. The valet and maid supply her with ammunition. Viola refuses to negotiate with the board of directors and prefers to play marbles with Claudie - they have holes drilled into the parquet flooring. When flying a kite in the park Viola tells his granddaughter about his childhood dream - a trip round the world. It occurs to him that he could now fulfil this dream. At a travel agency, he orders a sumptuous trip by boat and plane, and even specifies how many polar bears should be in the Arctic Circle and how many camels in the desert. He requires that his own bed should be taken with him everywhere. Claudie doesn't like her grandfather's plan, and would prefer just to wander free, hitch-hiking and even perhaps sleeping in a haystack. Mr Viola secretly changes his order and the agency is instructed to arrange a "tramp" trip in accordance with Claudie's ideas. Mr Tau appears and without a word promises to arrange everything, but in the morning Viola and Claudie do not get into the vehicle prepared by Mr Tau, but into an ox cart that happens to be passing. The adventure begins.

Note

The tale was presented as part of the compilation Mr Tau and a Trip around the World together with the tales Mr Tau in the Circus and Mr Tau and a Trip around the World.

Cast

Jan Werich

bohatý pan Viola

Veronika Renčová

Claudie, Violova vnučka

Oldřich Musil

rada Müller

Jan Skopeček

vedoucí výzkumu

Stanislav Fišer

stěhovák

Milan Neděla

stěhovák

Eduard Dubský

úředník cestovní kanceláře Globus

Vladimír Hrubý

komorník

Jiří Lír

sluha James

Mirko Musil

muž z koncernu

Jan Víšek

muž z koncernu

Ivo Mareš

muž z koncernu

Miloš Vavruška

muž z koncernu

Jana Sedlmajerová

sekretářka

Štěpán Bulejko

úředník cestovní kanceláře Globus

Karel Pavlík

ředitel prodeje

Ilona Jirotková

služebná

Antonín Soukup

děda s vozem

Ivana Herglotzová

komorná

Marcela Pešinová

služebná

Jiří Kábrt

řidič mercedesu

Karel Zelenka

osobní řidič

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Elmar Kloss

Assistant Director

Jiří Potsch, Robert Vacík, Pavla Marková

Shooting Script

Jindřich Polák

Camera

Jaroslav Tuzar, Vladimír Malík (loutková část)

Second Unit Photography

Miloš Petrolín

Camera Operator

Stanislav Šťastný

Production Designer

Jiří Hlupý, Miroslav Hrachovec

Art Director

Stanislav Látal (loutková část)

Set Designer

Václav Pošta, Jan Petrů, Jiří Žůček

Costume Designer

Jan Kropáček

Film Editor

Zdeněk Stehlík

Sound Designer

Adolf Böhm

Production Manager

Gustav Rohan

Unit Production Manager

Dana Dudová, Jan Syrový, Martin Baroch

Unit Production Manager

Lucie Hertlová

Cooperation

Dagmar Ševčíková, Josef Vítek, Jana Šimůnková, Miloslava Kostková

Music

Music Performed by

FISYO, Orchestr Karla Vlacha

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Pan Tau to zařídí

English Title

Mr Tau will Arrange it

Parallel Title

Pan Tau packt die Koffer

Copyright

1972

Production Year

1972

Premiere

14.04.1972

Creative Group

Ota Hofman

Technical info

Versions

Czech