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Dobrý voják Svejk (1957)

Mrs Müllerova (E. Svobodova) informs her tenant Svejk (R. Hrusinsky) about the recent assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. Svejk heads out to the local pub unaware that a secret police ... See full summary »

Director:

Karel Steklý

Writers:

Jan Halek, Jaroslav Hasek (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rudolf Hrusínský ... Josef Svejk
Svatopluk Benes ... Nadporucík lukás
Frantisek Filipovský ... Bretschneider, agent
Josef Hlinomaz ... Palivec
Bozena Havlícková Bozena Havlícková ... Katy Wendlerová
Eva Svobodová ... Müllerová
Milos Kopecký ... Katz, feldkurát
Felix Le Breux ... Policejní rada
Libuse Bokrová Libuse Bokrová ... Baronka von botzenheimová
Bedrich Karen ... Professor Heuer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Milka Balek-Brodská Milka Balek-Brodská ... Sousedka na pavlaci
Josef Bláha ... Bosnian Prisoner
Frantisek Cerný ... Tlustý vezen
Rudolf Deyl ... Bahník
Eman Fiala Eman Fiala ... Vezen
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Storyline

Mrs Müllerova (E. Svobodova) informs her tenant Svejk (R. Hrusinsky) about the recent assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. Svejk heads out to the local pub unaware that a secret police agent is also in there spying on people who talk about political subjects. After foolishly talking to the agent Svejk gets arrested for treason but soon after gets released on the account of being deemed officially stupid. Despite suffering from rheumatism Svejk decides to enlist in the army... Written by Filip Hojski

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Genres:

War | Comedy

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

23 August 1957 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Der brave Soldat Schwejk in Prag See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Version of Svejk na fronte (1926) See more »

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Truly classical Czech movie
2 February 2004 | by De MartinSee all my reviews

This movie (and its sequel) is a best adaptation of the classical Czech book The Good Soldier Svejk to date. True to the book with the best Czech actors this adaptation just can't be bested. Story follows the mishaps of the simpleminded soldier Svejk in the beginning of the 1st World War and points out the stupidity of the government and army. True movie gem.


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