Soup for the Poor Children

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1952

Production year

1952

Category

povídka

Genre

short-story

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Original title

Polévka pro chudé děti

Czech title

Polévka pro chudé děti

English title

Soup for the Poor Children

Synopsis

Prince Robert decides to continue with a family tradition and do a good deed - make soup for the poor children. He solemnly peels the first potato, and leaves the rest of the cooking to the policeman Pazourek. Pazourek sends for the brandy and falls asleep. The children take advantage of Pazourek sleeping to throw his jackboots into the pot. After returning from a ride, the prince heartily eats the soup. When he sees the boots floating inside the pot, he promises himself never to make soup again.

Cast

František Smolík

kníže Robert Mechlínský

Růžena Šlemrová

kněžna Adéla

Jaroslav Vojta

obecní policajt Pazourek

Josef Kemr

učitel

Vladimír Bejval

kluk Malina

Stanislav Šašek

kluk Karel Malina, Malinův bratr

Viktor Nejedlý

člen zastupitelstva

Václav Švec

sluha Franc

Crew and creators

Based on

Jaroslav Hašek (Polévka pro chudé děti – povídka)

Songs

Krásný vzhled je na ten boží svět

Songwriter Mirko Hanák
Writer of Lyrics Václav Poláček
Singer Kühnův dětský pěvecký sborJaroslav Vojta

Vítej, kníže milené

Songwriter Jan Rychlík
Writer of Lyrics František Hrubín
Singer Kühnův dětský pěvecký sbor

Production info

Original Title

Polévka pro chudé děti

Czech Title

Polévka pro chudé děti

English Title

Soup for the Poor Children

Category

povídka

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1952

Production Year

1952

Technical info

Distribution carrier

16mm, 35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech