Cathy and Those Ghosts Again

Country

Czech Republic, Federal Republic of Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Copyright

1992

Production year

1991—1992

Premiere

1 April 1993

Runtime

91 min

Category

film

Genre

children, comedy

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Kačenka a zase ta strašidla

Czech title

Kačenka a zase ta strašidla

English title

Cathy and Those Ghosts Again

Parallel Title

Katja und die Gespenster

Synopsis

Ghosts Berta, Elvíra and Caligari visited the exhibition place at Exhibition Site, which they remembered from their last visit of Prague a hundred years ago. But Kačenka calls them back, thanks to the pendulum. Her parents want to rebuild the House of Horror into a villa and they want to sell the dummies. The little girl, together with her ghostly dummies, makes up a plan. She invites the notary, Weber, to check the conditions of the gift – installation of the attraction in operating condition. She tries to get a connection to the old man, Swoboda, who moved to the USA to be with his brother. Berta, dressed up as a nurse, sneaks a look into the hospital register, but there is only the old man's address in Vienna. Berta is changed by a spell into a dog and she may stay with Kačenka. She tells her parents that she is keeping an eye on a dog, who belongs to the neighbour. Elvíra fell in love with her father's brother, Pavel, and she tries to get rid of her "competitor," the teacher, Wali. Pavel is directing amateur actors in his fairy-tale play about the secret of the Krucenberk castle. Wali is very inept in the role of the princess. Swoboda, who did not like it in America, finds out that in Vienna they are going to build a gambling house instead of the House of Horror. He sets out to Kačenka. The fairy tale is changed by spells of the ghosts into a horror-show, moreover, the hairy Berta infests the audience with fleas. But everything ends well. The old man Swoboda agrees with Kačenka and her parents that he will take his gift back. The renovated House of Horror appears, thanks to the spells in Vienna, in its original place. Elvíra forgets about Pavel and she falls in love again.

Note

Based on the co-production TV series, two films for cinema were made: Cathy and the Ghosts and Cathy and Those Ghosts Again. The individual parts of the series have German titles: 1. Das Schloss in Wien, 2. Die Zauberuhr, 3. Spass ohne Grenzen, 4. Das seltsame Haus, 5. Spurensuche, 6. Unsichtbare Untermieter, 7. Das grosse Theater, 8. Bitte recht schrecklich!

Cast

Helena Vitovská

Kačenka Mahlerová

Jiří Schmitzer

Petr Mahler, tatínek Kačenky

Jana Krausová

maminka Kačenky

Svatopluk Beneš

hypnotizér dr. Caligari

Jiřina Bohdalová

čarodějnice Berta

Eva Vejmělková

krásná Elvíra

Lubomír Kostelka

děda Franz Swoboda

Josef Somr

notář Weber

Gabriela Wilhelmová

majitelka střelnice Seidlová

Jan Jiráň

strýc Pavel

Vítězslav Jandák

padouch Ludvík

Pavel Nový

padouch Rössel

Luděk Kopřiva

ochotnický herec-král

Ladislav Gerendáš

ochotnický herec Kocourek

Petr Brukner

ochotnický herec-komoří

Pavel Vondruška

vyděšený řidič

Arnošt Goldflam

divadelní kritik

Adriana Romanová

učitelka Waltraud zvaná Wali

Antonín Klepáč

malíř pokojů

Miloslav Horáček

malíř pokojů

Steve Lichtag

rakouský televizní reportér

Ivo Niederle

vrátný v nemocnici

Jaroslava Pokorná

vystrašená divačka

Eugen Jegorov

manžel divačky Fanouš

Tomáš Sláma

odcházející divák

Vlastimil Bedrna

hostinský

Carmen Mayerová

vrchní sestra

Jarmila Orlová

pacientka

Karel Smrž

hasič

Commentary

Dubbing

Klára Šumanová

hlas Kačenky

Vlastimil Zavřel

hlas strážného č. 4

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Stanislav Rovný

Assistant Director

Pavla Marková

Screenstory

Ota Hofman

Shooting Script

Jindřich Polák

Second Unit Photography

Václav Helliman

Production Designer

Jindřich Goetz

Set Designer

Rudolf Beneš, Bedřich Čermák, Karel Kočí, Jaroslav Lehman

Costume Designer

Šárka Hejnová

Film Editor

Dalibor Lipský

Sound Designer

Karel Jaroš

Production Manager

Pavel Nový, Jan Šuster

Unit Production Manager

Zdeňka Králíková

Cooperation

Bohumil Nový, Ruth Kubalíková, Adriana Jánská, Erika Vojáčková

Music

Music Composed by

Karel Svoboda

Selected Music

Bedřich Smetana (Má vlast /Vltava/), Johann Strauss ml. (Na krásném modrém Dunaji)

Music Performed by

Elektrovox Praha

Songs

Strašidla, strašidla

Songwriter

Karel Svoboda (Strašidla, strašidla)

Singer

sbor (Strašidla, strašidla)

Production info

Original Title

Kačenka a zase ta strašidla

English Title

Cathy and Those Ghosts Again

Parallel Title

Katja und die Gespenster

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

children, comedy

Origin country

Czech Republic, Federal Republic of Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Copyright

1992

Production Year

1991—1992

Premiere

1 April 1993

Distribution

Space films

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

91 min

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Exhibition: 25. národní přehlídka filmů pro děti a 1. přehlídka televizní tvorby pro děti Ostrov

1993
Ostrov nad Ohří / Czech Republic
Jiřina Bohdalová

Vítěz

Exhibition: 25. národní přehlídka filmů pro děti a 1. přehlídka televizní tvorby pro děti Ostrov

1993
Ostrov nad Ohří / Czech Republic
Helena Vitovská