Heroic Captain Korkorán

Miroslav Cikán, 1934

Film at Filmový přehled


Miroslav Cikán made his forceful debut as a director in 1933, and as soon as the following year he had created five feature films. This comedy featuring Vlasta Burian – one of the popular actors regularly cast by Cikán – was one of those five. In the feature, the popular comedian embodies the captain of a ferryboat on the Vltava river, Adam Korkorán, who sees his dream come true during a visit to a spa resort: he has always desired to be the rich commanding officer of a transoceanic ship. The risky game that sees a common Czech man pretending to be a man of the world – a habitual theme in Burian’s films – leads to Korkorán’s ascent on the social scale, rather than ending up in disaster. Jiřina Štěpničková, Theodor Pištěk and Burian’s favourite adversary, Jaroslav Marvan, also appeared in this Cikán’s motion picture.
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About a film

Production year 1934
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres comedy
Form feature
Duration 94 min
Director Miroslav Cikán
Cast Vlasta Burian, Jiřina Štěpničková, Milada Smolíková, Theodor Pištěk, Jaroslav Marvan, Světla Svozilová
Director of photography Václav Vích
Screenplay Jaroslav Mottl, Miroslav Cikán
Editor Antonín Zelenka
Production designer Štěpán Kopecký
Music Josef Dobeš
Sound designer Bedřich Poledník