Mr Tau in the Circus

children

Typology

feature

Czech title

Pan Tau v cirkusu

Runtime

36

Country

Czechoslovakia, Federal Republic of Germany, Austria

Copyright

1972

Production year

1972

Premiere

14.04.1972

Language version

Czech

Director

Jindřich Polák

Screenplay

Ota Hofman, Jindřich Polák

Screenstory

Ota Hofman, Jindřich Polák

Synopsis

The rich Mr Viola is travelling with his grand-daughter Claudie just as she wanted. In tramp style they are sleeping outside and eating whatever they can scrounge. In fact Viola has made a secret agreement with the Globus travel company to improve conditions slightly - for example whenever Claudie has fallen asleep, he gets his bed and a glass of wine on the bedside table. This time, however, a real - and really rough - tramp is sleeping in his bed in a scrapyard. Fortunately Claudie is charmed by her granddad's "victorious" brawl with fake toughs. At a French market her grandfather exchanges a diamond ring for a small baguette. In a branch of the travel agency he then angrily demands his money back for poor services and is taken away by the police. Mr Tau falls into the hands of the wicked director of the Apollo Circus, and he decides to put him on show with his miniaturizing charm. In their search for food, Viola and Claudie arrive at the same circus. They almost eat the bananas meant for the monkeys, and then have to pay for it in hard work. They feed the animals, Viola cleans the elephant, and Claudie washes linen. Pan Tau secretly lets children in through the back of the tent to see the circus. Participation in an acrobatic number completely flattens grandfather and Claudie no longer wants to travel either. Thanks to one of Mr Tau's spells, they both find themselves back home in the castle. The old gentleman already knows what it is that children really want and so has the knowledge to decide properly on the future activities of his firms. Meanwhile he makes a paper bird and Claudie enthusiastically catches it.

Note

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

Cast

Jan Werich

bohatý pan Viola

Veronika Renčová

Claudie, Violova vnučka

Josef Hlinomaz

ředitel cirkusu Apollo

Oldřich Musil

rada Müller

Jan Skopeček

šéf výzkumu

Karel Pavlík

ředitel prodeje

Luděk Kopřiva

ředitel pařížské pobočky cestovní kanceláře Globus

Bohumil Křížek

úředník pařížské pobočky Globusu

Vít Pešina

úředník Globusu

Mirko Musil

muž z koncernu

Miloš Vavruška

muž z koncernu

Jan Víšek

muž z koncernu

Ella Bouřilová

artistka/dubl za Renčovou

Zdeněk Procházka (kouzelník)

kouzelník

Jan Pohan

vůdce vágusů

Karel Engel

vágus

Karel Vítek

vágus

Ludvík Wolf

vágus

Miroslav Moravec

policista

Zdeněk Hess

policista

Jan Kuželka

policista

Pavel Osif

policista

Dana Francová

telefonistka

Jana Nikrleová

telefonistka

Eva Lorenzová

telefonistka

Magda Maděrová

telefonistka

Petra Nohová

telefonistka

Libuše Zátková

telefonistka

Eduard Žemla

stevard

Jaroslav Čejka

bookmaker

Josef Aleš

artista

Vlastimil Aleš

artista

Františka Alešová

artistka

Jana Alešová

artistka

Marta Alešová

artistka

Augustin Růžička

artista

Jiří Lír

komorník

Jana Sedlmajerová

sekretářka

Robert Boreš

dětský artista – cvičené kozy

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, Martin Baroch, Jan Syrový

Unit Production Manager

Lucie Hertlová

Cooperation

Dagmar Ševčíková, Josef Vítek, Miloslava Kostková, Jana Šimůnková

Music

Music Performed by

FISYO, Orchestr Karla Vlacha

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

My jsme ti tuláci

Songwriter

Jiří Malásek (My jsme ti tuláci), Jiří Bažant (My jsme ti tuláci), Vlastimil Hála (My jsme ti tuláci)

Writer of Lyrics

Ivo Fischer (My jsme ti tuláci)

Singer

Jan Werich (My jsme ti tuláci)

Production info

Original Title

Pan Tau v cirkusu

English Title

Mr Tau in the Circus

Working Title

Pan Tau a cirkus „Svět“

Parallel Title

Pan Tau und die Zirkus Welt

Copyright

1972

Production Year

1972

Premiere

14.04.1972

Creative Group

Ota Hofman

Technical info

Versions

Czech