Mr Tau and a Trip Round the World


Czechoslovakia, Federal Republic of Germany, Austria



Production year



14 April 1972


33 min






featuretheatrical distributionmedium

Original title

Pan Tau a cesta kolem světa

Czech title

Pan Tau a cesta kolem světa

English title

Mr Tau and a Trip Round the World

Parallel title

Pan Tau geht auf Reisen

Working title

Cestujte s panem Tau / Pan Tau VI


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.


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.

The first (I.) series of thirteen medium-length films about Mr Tau was created in the years 1969–1972. It was first launched in cinemas, in series composed of two parts and accompanied by a cartoon movie (1. Mr Tau Arrives, 2. Mr Tau Gives Presents, 3. Mr Tau at the Mountains, 4. Mr Tau and Sunday, 5. Mr Tau Goes to School, 6. Mr Tau and Cold!, 7. Mr Tau and Claudia, 8. Mr Tau Will Handle It, 9. Mr Tau and Trip around the World, 10. Mr Tau in Circus, 11. Mr Tau and the Taxi Driver, 12. Mr Tau Wanted, 13. Mr Tau and a Thousand Miracles). In the Czechoslovak Television, the series was first introduced in December 1972. Due to its success, another thirteen parts (II.) were filmed in 1973–1975, this time intended exclusively for television (1. Mr Tau Returns, 2. Mr Tau and Robinson, 3. Mr Tau and Too Big Balloon, 4. Mr Tau and Dog Goaty-Dog, 5. Mr Tau and Family Celebration, 6. Mr Tau Goes to Work, 7. Mr Tau and Five Pears and Three Apples, 8. Mr Tau and Black Umbrella, 9. Mr Tau and Big Dog, 10. Mr Tau and Tree-Frog. 11. Mr Tau and Alladin Lamp, 12. Mr Tau and Golden Suitcase, 13. Mr Tau Leaves). The third (III.) and last (seven-part) series was filmed in the years 1977 and 1978 (1. Alert in the Sky, 2. Elephant Hunt, 3. Night at Safari, 4. Mr Tau and Woman-Magician, 5. Mr Tau at Pioneer Camp, 6. Mr Tau – And Which Is the Right One?, 7. No Magic from Tomorrow). On TV, the third series was introduced as a series in the original form and was edited for the film distribution into two feature films Alert in the Sky and No Magic from Tomorrow. The popular bowlered hero last appeared in the feature film Mr Tau, created by a German-Czechoslovak co-production in 1988.


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


Jan Libíček


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

Josef Fiala


Jiří Hein


Karel Vítek


Ludvík Wolf


Zdeněk Peroutka


Antonín Jedlička

hlas slepice

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Elmar Kloss

Assistant Director

Jiří Potsch, Robert Vacík


Pavla Marková

Shooting Script

Jindřich Polák

Director of Photography

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

Special Effects

Trikový ateliér FSB

Production Manager

Gustav Rohan

Unit Production Manager

Dana Dudová, Jan Syrový, Martin Baroch

Unit Production Manager

Lucie Hertlová


Dagmar Ševčíková (klapka), Josef Vítek (fotograf)


Music Performed by

FISYO, Orchestr Karla Vlacha (Music Conducted by František Belfín)


My jsme dva tuláci

Song Composer Jiří MalásekJiří BažantVlastimil Hála
Writer of Lyrics Ivo Fischer
Singer Veronika Renčová [dab]Magda HrnčířováJan Werich

Production info

Original Title

Pan Tau a cesta kolem světa

Czech Title

Pan Tau a cesta kolem světa

English Title

Mr Tau and a Trip Round the World

Parallel Title

Pan Tau geht auf Reisen

Working Title

Cestujte s panem Tau / Pan Tau VI




featuretheatrical distribution



Origin country

Czechoslovakia, Federal Republic of Germany, Austria



Production Year


Production specifications

start of filming 27 January 1971
end of filming 13 October 1971
projection approval 11 January 1972
withdrawal from distribution 30 June 1995


premiere 14 April 1972 /suitable for youths/ (celostátní)
premiere 20 April 1972 /suitable for youths/ (kino Hvězda, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Česká televize

Creative Group

Dramaturgická skupina Oty Hofmana, Ota Hofman (vedoucí dramaturgické skupiny), Výrobní skupina Ericha Švabíka, Erich Švabík (vedoucí výrobní skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

medium length film

Duration in minutes

33 min

Original length in metres

951 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 35mm

Aspect ratio






Sound system/format




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Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages