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When the Cat Comes (1963)

Az prijde kocour (original title)
Some people with a strange cat arrive in a small village. The cat wears glasses, and when someone takes them off, she can colour people, according to their nature and mood. The grown-ups of... See full summary »

Director:

Vojtech Jasný

Writers:

Jirí Brdecka, Vojtech Jasný (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Werich ... kastelán Oliva / kouzelník
Emília Vásáryová ... Diana (as Emilie Vasáryová)
Vlastimil Brodský ... ucitel Robert
Jirí Sovák ... reditel skoly Karel
Vladimír Mensík ... Skolník
Jirina Bohdalová ... ucitelka Julie
Karel Effa ... druzstevník Janek
Vlasta Chramostová ... Marjánka
Alena Kreuzmannová ... Klepna
Stella Zázvorková ... Ruzena
Jaroslav Mares ... Vedoucí restaurace
Jana Werichová Jana Werichová ... Manzelka vedoucího
Ladislav Fialka Ladislav Fialka ... Kradák
Karel Vrtiska Karel Vrtiska ... Mlynár
Václav Babka ... strázmistr SNB
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Some people with a strange cat arrive in a small village. The cat wears glasses, and when someone takes them off, she can colour people, according to their nature and mood. The grown-ups of the village consider the cat to be dangerous, but the kids just love her... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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School director: [subtitled version] Listen Robert, denoting your superior as a murderer in public doesn't seem like constructive criticism.
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A Magical-Mystery of a Movie!
31 March 2018 | by moonbus69See all my reviews

I first found this film on YouTube, a few months ago, by chance... Glad I did!

Have enjoyed many foreign films in past - mainly Japanese and Russian, and a few from other countries. This was the first film from Czechoslovakia I have ever watched (with English subtitles, of course). Except for the language, the people in this town could be from any small town... even from mid-1950's or early 1960's America. The everyday cares, joys & troubles, were much the same as most men, women and children have, the whole world over. But... When the Cat Comes... watch out! The cat has your (and mine) number.... A very beautiful and touching story - and the clever use of color, music, sound effects, was all quite well done. I just wished they could have screened this in school, when I was a 'wee lad'. Maybe it's high time they show good movies in the schools again! (In 1st grade, my teacher showed 'Journey to the Center of the Earth' with James Mason, in the class. I never forgot that!)

This film is from 1963, but it is a story as timely as ever. If only this cat would visit the halls of all the political leaders (in Wash. D.C., and elsewhere), things might get 'back on track'?! To bring world peace & understanding, maybe we should start by watching each other's films.... each other's STORIES. Films such as this deserve a wider audience, and I hope Criterion will add this to their list of foreign titles on DVD and Blu-ray... I would buy it again from them, gladly!


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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

20 September 1963 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

That Cat See more »

Filming Locations:

Telc, Czech Republic

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Mono

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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