Mr Tau and a Trip Round the World

fairytale

Typology

feature

Czech title

Pan Tau a cesta kolem světa

Runtime

33

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

Mr Viola agrees to his grand-daughter Claudie's wish that they should set out into the wide world without a penny in their pockets, hitch-hike with lorries, and sleep in haystacks. Mr Tau is pleased that Claudie has cheered up and decides to help Viola ensure that everything will be just as she wants it. Viola believes Mr Tau to be a travel agency employee who is making all the necessary arrangements for the two globetrotters. Mr Tau does his best, but sometimes things go awry and he has hands full to get things back on track. Claudia and her grandfather set out, getting lifts on an ox-wagon and then a removals van, and then catching fish and sleeping in a haystack. Viola wants to eat in an inn and escape without paying, but before that he is supposed to vanquish over a gang of tough lads. Mr Tau arranges it all, but Viola and Claudie go to a different inn, where they get lots of good food and drink. When they try to make a furtive exit they have to move fast to escape the innkeeper and his locals. But they manage to jump onto a little train, and so evade their pursuers.

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 Will Arrange It.

Cast

Jan Werich

bohatý pan Viola

Veronika Renčová

Claudie, Violova vnučka

Václav Trégl

děda s vozem

Alois Vachek

hlídač v zahradě

Eugen Jegorov

řidič rozviklaného nákladního auta

Filip Renč

chlapeček v neckách

Jan Cmíral

hospodský

Jan Libíček

hospodský

Viktor Maurer

myslivec

Stanislav Fišer

řidič stěhovacího vozu

Karel Effa

řidič stěhovacího vozu

Vladimír Stach

závozník stěhovacího vozu

Václav Kotva

závozník stěhovacího vozu

Milan Neděla

zaměstnanec Globusu

František Kropáček

zaměstnanec Globusu

Josefa Pechlátová

babička s trakařem

Rudolf Kalina

surovec

Josef Fiala

štamgast

Jiří Hartman

štamgast

Jiří Hein

štamgast

Miloslav Novák

štamgast

Karel Vítek

štamgast

Ludvík Wolf

štamgast

Zdeněk Peroutka

Dubbing

Antonín Jedlička

hlas slepice

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

Jan Petrů, Václav Pošta, Jiří Žůček

Costume Designer

Jan Kropáček

Film Editor

Zdeněk Stehlík

Sound Designer

Adolf Böhm

Production Manager

Gustav Rohan, Erich Švabík

Unit Production Manager

Dana Dudová, Jan Syrový, Martin Baroch

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 (Orchestr Karla Vlacha)

Songs

My jsme dva tuláci

Songwriter

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

Writer of Lyrics

Ivo Fischer (My jsme dva tuláci)

Singer

Veronika Renčová [dab] (My jsme dva tuláci), Magda Hrnčířová (My jsme dva tuláci), Jan Werich (My jsme dva tuláci)

Production info

Original Title

Pan Tau a cesta kolem světa

English Title

Mr Tau and a Trip Round the World

Working Title

Cestujte s panem Tau

Parallel Title

Pan Tau geht auf Reisen

Copyright

1972

Production Year

1972

Premiere

14.04.1972

Creative Group

Ota Hofman

Technical info

Versions

Czech