If Only They Ain’t Had Them Bands

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production year

1963

Runtime

33 min

Category

povídka

Genre

short-story

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionmedium

Original title

Kdyby ty muziky nebyly

Czech title

Kdyby ty muziky nebyly

English title

If Only They Ain’t Had Them Bands

Synopsis

Two local bands join many others at a nationwide brass bands gala, the Second Kmoch's Kolín. One of them, named after the composer František Kmoch, is led by an enthusiastic conductor anxious to promote the love of music. His rehearsal routine is highly emotional and laced with anecdotes. The band's youngest member Vláďa has another great passion, his motorbike. The bandmaster of the local firemen's orchestra is far more determined and aspires to reach the fame of the Kmoch band. This orchestra also has the baby of the family, a boy called Vašek. The two boys are friends and choose the motorcycle races over the brass band performances. The outraged bandmasters kick them out of the bands. Each band soon finds a replacement. Vašek performs with the Kmoch's Music Kolín and Vláďa with the Firemen's Brigade Brass Band.

Cast

Jan Vostrčil

dirigent Kmochovy hudby Kolín

František Zeman

dirigent Dechové hudby požárníků

Vladimír Pucholt

hráč na pozoun Vláďa

Václav Blumentál

hráč na trubku Vašek Blumentál

Jindřich Praveček

bělovlasý dirigent

Dechová hudba Závodního klubu Veřejného požárního útvaru

orchestr

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Ivan Passer

Assistant Director

Boca Abrhámová

Script Supervisor

Lilian Havlíčková

Director of Photography

Miroslav Ondříček

Second Unit Photography

Karel Hejsek

Camera Operator

Emil Hora

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Assistant Film Editor

Jitka Šulcová

Sound Designer

Adolf Böhm

Assistant Sound Designer

Václav Kliegel

Production Manager

Rudolf Hájek

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslav Vlk, Jiří Ulrich

Music

Selected Music

Josef Laštůvka (Lašská serenáda)

Music Performed by

Dechová hudba Supraphon (Music Conducted by Jindřich Bauer), Kmochova hudba ZV ROH MNV v Kolíně (Music Conducted by Jan Vostrčil)

Songs

Kolíne, Kolíne

Songwriter František Kmoch
Writer of Lyrics František Kmoch

Nej nej nej

Songwriter Zdeněk Marat
Writer of Lyrics Miroslav ZikánJindřich Zpěvák
Singer dívčí hlas

Kdyby ty muziky nebyly

Songwriter Jaromír Vejvoda
Writer of Lyrics Jaromír Vejvoda
Singer Vladimír PucholtFrantišek Zemansbor

Production info

Original Title

Kdyby ty muziky nebyly

Czech Title

Kdyby ty muziky nebyly

English Title

If Only They Ain’t Had Them Bands

Category

povídka

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

short-story

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production Year

1963

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 26 June 1963
start of filming 13 July 1963
technical Screenplay approved 15 July 1963
end of filming 22 October 1963
projection approval 12/1963

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

medium length film

Duration in minutes

33 min

Original length in metres

931 meters

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