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The Loves of a Blonde (1965)

Lásky jedné plavovlásky (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance, Drama | 26 October 1966 (USA)
A factory manager in rural Czechoslovakia bargains with the army to send men to the area, to boost the morale of his young female workers, deprived of male company since the local boys have... See full summary »

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Ivan Kheil ...
zálozák Manas
Jirí Hrubý ...
Burda
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Josef Kolb ...
Pokorný
Marie Salacová ...
Marie
Jana Novaková ...
Jana (as Jana Nováková)
Jarka Crkalová ...
Jaruska
Tána Zelinková ...
Dívka s kytarou
Zdena Lorencová ...
Zdena
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Plukovník
Antonín Blazejovský ...
Tonda
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A factory manager in rural Czechoslovakia bargains with the army to send men to the area, to boost the morale of his young female workers, deprived of male company since the local boys have been conscripted. The army sends reservists, mostly married middle-aged men - and the local beauty Andula, spurns those bold enough to try to win her, for the jazz pianist, newly come from Prague to perform. He seduces her and impresses her, telling her "most women are round, like guitars but you are a guitar by Picasso". Staying the night with him causes a lecture on a young woman's honour at her hostel so she throws over her other suitors and makes her way to Prague to find the young man. His protective Mamma and weary Pappa are not pleased when she arrives on the doorstep with her suitcase. Written by MK

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There are a number of cuts of this film, and it is impossible to know which one you are buying. The version in theatrical release in the US contained a sequence wherein Milda, the pianist, is tricked by a girl into climbing through a window into the bedroom of another couple, thinking he'll find her waiting for him. A version on videotape available in the US for many years cuts that sequence. The Czech DVD available now cuts that sequence and also cuts a sequence in which Milda tries to teach self-defense methods to Andulka in his room when they first meet in Zruc. See more »

Quotes

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[Late at night, Andula arrives to Prague. Milda isn't home]
Milda's Mother: He didn't say where he was going or when he'd be back.
Milda's Father: You should maybe try and find him on your own.
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Early Milos Forman
15 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I was channeling surfing when I came across this movie. I was apprehensive at first when I realized it was a Czech film. I'm glad I gave it a chance. The conversations were amusingly realistic. I enjoyed the parents bantering about their son and his women. The easy flow of the story line and character development is something I like in my films. Woody Allen's black and white films came to my mind while I was taking in this undiscovered gem. I was only familiar with Milos Foreman's American releases such as Cuckoo's Nest and Hair. Now I will need to seek out his early overseas releases. The black and white celluloid accompanied with the 60s Czech background music made this a nice find.


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