Station Master

Jan Sviták, 1941

Film at Filmový přehled


In 1941, actor Vlasta Burian added to his filmography with this comedy about infamous free-riding passenger Ťopka, who ends up having to change his identity in order to avoid being caught. Ťopka dresses himself up as the stern head of his local village train station, hoping to fool the railways general inspector Kokrhel (Jaroslav Marvan). Among his farcical exploits, Ťopka tries to help the inspector’s charming wife Julia (Zita Kabátová) to escape the amorous advances of infatuated landlord Pěnkava. Burian also sings the film’s title song – the actor, and later also director at the Divadlo Vlasty Buriana theatre, began to take big screen roles after 1933. The much-loved Přednosta stanice (Station Master) is the last film from the varied career of director Jan Sviták. In May 1945, under mysterious circumstances, he was lynched by a mob of fanatical patriots.
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About a film

Production year 1941
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres comedy
Form feature
Duration 92 min
Director Jan Sviták
Cast Vlasta Burian, Antonín Zacpal, Zita Kabátová, Jaroslav Marvan, Čeněk Šlégl
Director of photography Jaroslav Tuzar
Screenplay Václav Wasserman
Editor Antonín Zelenka
Production designer Bohumil Heš
Music Jára Beneš
Sound designer Antonín Rambousek