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The Firemen's Ball (1967)
"Horí, má panenko" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  29 September 1968 (USA)
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The fire department in a small town is having a big party when the ex-boss of the department celebrates his 86th birthday. The whole town is invited but things don't go as planned. Someone ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Vostrcil ...
Josef Sebánek ...
Josef Valnoha ...
Frantisek Debelka ...
Josef Kolb ...
Josef
Jan Stöckl ...
Retired Fire Chief
Vratislav Cermák ...
Josef Rehorek ...
Václav Novotný ...
Frantisek Reinstein ...
Frantisek Paska ...
Stanislav Holubec ...
Karel
Josef Kutálek ...
Ludva
Frantisek Svet ...
Old Man
Ladislav Adam ...
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The fire department in a small town is having a big party when the ex-boss of the department celebrates his 86th birthday. The whole town is invited but things don't go as planned. Someone is stealing the prizes to the lottery and the candidates for the Miss Fire-Department beauty contest are neither willing nor particularly beautiful. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Barevná komedie, v níz se tancí, krade a hasí. (A colorful comedy, in which people dance, steal and extinguish the fire.) See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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The Firemen's Ball  »

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From Me to you
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Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Played by the band at the ball
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Hilarious!
11 December 2001 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm not much of a foreign film fan, and tend to avoid subtitled films. But I ran across this film on TV one day, and it captured me.

It feels as real as a documentary, and it is as funny as movies get. You'll also pick up a real feeling of how another society might be.

Don't miss this, even if you have to buy it.


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