Three Men Travelling

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Tři chlapi na cestách

Runtime

98

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1973

Production year

1973

Premiere

30.11.1973

Language version

Czech

Director

Oldřich Lipský

Screenplay

Jaroslav Dietl, Oldřich Lipský

Screenstory

Jaroslav Dietl

Summary

The origins of this 1973 comedy stretch back more than 10 years to a 1962 television series. That series, Tři chlapi v chalupě (Three Men in a Countryhouse), spurred the creation of a 1963 film of the same name, directed by Josef Mach. Tři chlapi na cestách (Three Men Travelling) is billed as a loosely related sequel to that motion picture. In the director’s chair on this occasion was that experienced creator of comedies, Oldřich Lipský. He also co-wrote the screenplay with Jiří Dietl. Tři chlapi na cestách sees our country protagonists set out from their family nests in the village of Ouplavice into the big wide world. Grandpa Potůček, (Lubomír Lipský) and his son Václav (Jan Skopeček) take part in the cooperative’s excursion to spa town Karlovy Vary, a Pilsen brewery and some agricultural enterprises in western Bohemia. During the course of a series of misunderstandings and merrymaking, grandfather Potůček decides he will not let problems with sick calves unsettle him, and that he will persevere in his role as the leader of the cooperative... Lubomír Lipský was not old enough to play the role of the wise old man in the initial film, but under the direction of his brother he this time takes his chance to create another of his full-blooded, folksy characters.

Synopsis

A bus of co-op farm members is going for a two-day trip from a village Ouplavice to co-op farms, to Carlsbad and Pilsner brewery. Before they leave, father Potůček writes a letter announcing he will resign from the chairman's post due to problems with calves. Among the excursionists there is an energetic Eliška Kacířová who is said to aspire for the co-op chairman's post. The driver wants to enchant the attractive Renátka, she, however, prefers the taciturn Honza. A young manageress in Tachov region called Kadlčíková forbids them entering a modern calf-shed due to the sick calves. Father Potůček nicks a porter and has a talk with the manageress. Meanwhile the curious old man takes a fly on a plane and then the pilot tries to catch the bus for him. Kacířová remained secretly in Tachov to look through the calf-shed. In Carlsbad the Ouplavice people stay in the same hotel, however men and women separately. Extremely jealous Nedomová is outwitted by disguised grandfather Potůček. Father Potůček returns to Tachov. The manageress celebrates their engagement and introduces Potůček as an academian whose arrival was expect. The scientist having come soon does not disclose it, as he knows both of them care for the same - to find out the calf disease origin. "A man of the world" Bobeš succumbs the temptation and gets to a secret poker gambling, he does not lose all his money only thanks to father Potůček. Renátka gets angry with both Honza and the driver and slaps them. Kacíř seeks his wife at the hotel and when she appears with father Potůček in the morning, he provokes fist fighting out of jealousy. The bruised co-op farm members are going to a brewery where they make it up with each other, and father Potůček finally changes his mind about his resignation.

Note

Hovorka is the name of the character of both Lubomír Kostelka and Karel Hovorka – they both are addressed this name in the film.

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Cast

Lubomír Lipský

děda Potůček

Jan Skopeček

otec Václav Potůček

Ladislav Trojan

vnuk Venda Potůček

Kateřina Frýbová

průvodkyně

Jiří Krampol

řidič autobusu Emil

Vlastimil Brodský

zootechnik Béďa Nedoma

Stella Zázvorková

Nedomova žena

Karolina Slunéčková

družstevnice Eliška Kacířová

Jan Libíček

Kacíř, Eliščin manžel

Jaroslav Moučka

družstevník Bohouš Bobeš

Zdena Hadrbolcová

Mařka, Bobešova žena

Jaroslava Obermaierová

vedoucí teletníku Kadlčíková

Lubomír Kostelka

karbaník Hovorka

Jiří Lír

karbaník Kašpar

Marie Rosůlková

stará dáma

Karel Effa

valchař

Oldřich Musil

dánský host v hotelu

Vladimír Šmeral

akademik Troníček

Josef Beyvl

vrátný teletníku

Oldřich Velen

otec Kadlčíkové

Josef Hlinomaz

recepční v Karlových Varech

Lenka Kořínková

dívka z porodny vepřů

Vlastimil Hašek

vedoucí porodny vepřů

Miroslav Homola

vedoucí slepičárny

Karel Hovorka ml.

zootechnik v porodně

Zdena Burdová

Zdenička

Darja Hajská

Přibková

Marie Hübschová

Poláková

Zora Jiráková

Renátčina matka

Vlasta Kleinová

Pešková

Václav Kotva

řídící učitel Pešek

Jan Kuželka

Přemek

Vladimír Matějček

chlapec průvodkyně

Jitka Zelenohorská

chovatelka lišek

Bert Schneider

mechanik

Petr Štěpánek

snoubenec Kadlčíkové

Jana Válková

mladá recepční

Josef Brozman

muž

Otto Ohnesorg

Tachovák

Jaroslav Kůrka

Tachovák

Karel Hovorka

myslivec Hovorka

Jana Drastíková

servírka v baru

František Smejkal

kapelník ouplavické kapely

Karel Braniš

člen kapely

Václav Dvořák

člen kapely

Václav Fiřtík

člen kapely

Josef Frcek

člen kapely

Václav Ješátko

člen kapely

Stanislav Kloc

člen kapely

Jan Kubíček

člen kapely

Antonín Kühnel

člen kapely

Alois Rybín

člen kapely

Jan Vanžura

člen kapely

Ladislav Vondráček

člen kapely

Jaroslav Tachovský

křídlovkář

Karel Smrž

harmonikář

Rudolf Rokl

dirigent tanečního orchestru

Stanislav Zeman

člen tanečního orchestru

Vladimír Hruška

člen tanečního orchestru

Felix Slováček

člen tanečního orchestru

Jiří Kysilka

člen tanečního orchestru

Jaromír Ondroušek

člen tanečního orchestru

Jaroslav Klenot

dubl za Lipského

Václav Veselý

dubl za Lipského

Karel Vítek

dubl za Skopečka

Jiří Klenot

dubl za Brodského

Karel Hlavička

dubl za Hrzána, pilot

Jaroslav Tomsa

dubl za Líra

Alena Procházková

Tachovačka

Jana Riháková

dívka na svatbě

Dubbing

Alena Procházková

hlas chovatelky lišek

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Aleš Dospiva

Assistant Director

Jiří Býček, Marie Hejzlarová

Screenstory

Jaroslav Dietl

Shooting Script

Oldřich Lipský

Second Unit Photography

Antonín Holub

Production Designer

Jindřich Goetz

Set Designer

Ivo Černý, Miloš Osvald, Jiří Rulík

Costume Designer

Theodor Pištěk ml.

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Josef Vlček

Production Manager

Ladislav Novotný

Unit Production Manager

Václav Havlík, Jan Vild

Unit Production Manager

Martin Benoni

Cooperation

Státní statky o.p. Tachov, Jan Kuděla, Věra Kadeřábková, Rudolf Stahl nejml.

Music

Music Composed by

Vlastimil Hála

Music Performed by

FISYO, Orchestr Karla Vlacha, Orchestr Rudolfa Rokla

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO), Karel Vlach (Orchestr Karla Vlacha), Rudolf Rokl (Orchestr Rudolfa Rokla)

Songs

Škoda lásky, O nás dvou, Jednou dvakrát, Živijó, živijó

Songwriter

Jaromír Vejvoda (Škoda lásky), Pavel Bayerle (O nás dvou), Jaromír Vejvoda (Jednou dvakrát)

Writer of Lyrics

Václav Zeman (Škoda lásky), Vladimír Dvořák (O nás dvou), Ladislav Jacura (Jednou dvakrát)

Singer

sbor (Škoda lásky), Yvetta Simonová (O nás dvou), Milan Chladil (O nás dvou), Lubomír Lipský (Jednou dvakrát), sbor (Jednou dvakrát)

Production info

Original Title

Tři chlapi na cestách

English Title

Three Men Travelling

Copyright

1973

Production Year

1973

Premiere

30.11.1973

Creative Group

Miloš Brož

Technical info

Format

35mm , Betacam

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 12. festival českých a slovenských filmů Nitra

1974
Nitra / Czechoslovakia