Loves of a Blonde


1h 28m 1966
Loves of a Blonde

Brief Synopsis

A young woman in a small Czech town sleeps with a musician. When she doesn't hear from him, she packs up and arrives on his doorstep in the big city.

Film Details

Also Known As
Lásky jedné plavovlásky
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Drama
Foreign
Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
New York opening: 26 Oct 1966
Production Company
Barrandov Film Studio;
Distribution Company
CBK Film Enterprises; Prominent Films
Country
Czechoslovakia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

Synopsis

Andula is a young woman who works in a shoe factory on the outskirts of Prague. Although there is an acute shortage of men in the district, Andula does have an admirer, Tonda, but his virtues fall short of the standards set by her incurably romantic ideals. One day the factory manager arranges for the army to bivouac near the town, and a dance is held to celebrate the occasion. The soldiers, however, are mostly middle-aged reservists, and the bored Andula turns her attentions toward Milda, the piano player in the dance band. Following some awkward preliminaries, Andula spends the night in Milda's room and falls in love. The next weekend she spurns Tonda and hitchhikes to Prague. She finds Milda's address and arrives unannounced at his home, where she is met by his bewildered and scandalized parents. At the time, Milda is playing for a dance and pursuing another conquest, and his parents are obliged to permit Andula to sleep on the living room sofa. When Milda finally returns, his outraged mother hustles him off to the family bed for a long--and loud--session of recriminations and moralizing. Andula listens through the door, her teary eyes expressing her disappointment. When Milda insists that he hardly knows her, that he never gave her the slightest encouragement, and that he certainly has not in any way obligated himself to her, she sadly returns to her factory dormitory. With her pride and reputation at stake and her romantic nature refusing to give in, she tells one of her girl friends about the lovely time she had with Milda and his parents at their home in Prague.

Film Details

Also Known As
Lásky jedné plavovlásky
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Drama
Foreign
Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
New York opening: 26 Oct 1966
Production Company
Barrandov Film Studio;
Distribution Company
CBK Film Enterprises; Prominent Films
Country
Czechoslovakia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

Award Nominations

Best Foreign Language Film

1965

Best Foreign Language Film

1967

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in Zruc and Sázavou, Czechoslovakia. Released in Prague in November 1965 as Lásky jedné plavovlásky.

Miscellaneous Notes

The Country of Czechoslovakia

Voted One of the Year's Ten Best Films by the 1966 New York Times Film Critics.

Released in United States August 1965

Released in United States November 1965

Released in United States September 12, 1966

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1966

Shown at London Film Festival November 1965.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1966

Shown at New York Film Festival September 12, 1966.

Shown at Venice Film Festival August 1965.

Released in United States August 1965 (Shown at Venice Film Festival August 1965.)

Released in United States September 12, 1966 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 12, 1966.)

Released in United States November 1965 (Shown at London Film Festival November 1965.)