If Only They Ain’t Had Them Bands

short-story

Typology

feature

Czech title

Kdyby ty muziky nebyly

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production year

1963

Director

Miloš Forman

Screenplay

Miloš Forman, Ivan Passer

Screenstory

Ivan Passer, Miloš Forman

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

Kmochova hudba Kolín

orchestr

Dechová hudba Závodního klubu Veřejného požárního útvaru

orchestr

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Ivan Passer

Assistant Director

Boca Abrhámová

Script Supervisor

Lilian Havlíčková

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, Kmochova hudba ZV ROH MNV v Kolíně

Music Conducted by

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

Songs

Kolíne, Kolíne, Nej nej nej, Kdyby ty muziky nebyly

Songwriter

František Kmoch (Kolíne, Kolíne), Zdeněk Marat (Nej nej nej), Jaromír Vejvoda (Kdyby ty muziky nebyly)

Writer of Lyrics

František Kmoch (Kolíne, Kolíne), Miroslav Zikán (Nej nej nej), Jindřich Zpěvák (Nej nej nej), Jaromír Vejvoda (Kdyby ty muziky nebyly)

Singer

dívčí hlas (Nej nej nej), Vladimír Pucholt (Kdyby ty muziky nebyly), František Zeman (Kdyby ty muziky nebyly), sbor (Kdyby ty muziky nebyly)

Production info

Original Title

Kdyby ty muziky nebyly

English Title

If Only They Ain’t Had Them Bands

Copyright

1963

Production Year

1963

Technical info