55 years since Starci na chmelu popularised the film musical genre in Czechoslovakia

Released in 1964, Starci na chmelu is the first and perhaps most famous
Czechoslovak film musical. The film’s songs were written by Vratislav
Blažek and were recorded with some of the country’s most popular singers
at the time, including Karel Gott, Josef Zíma, Jana Petrů and Karel
Štědrý. With a story that transcends time, Starci na chmelu was one of
the country’s commercially most successful movies and initiated a period
which would produce many more film musicals.

Sunday, September 15, 2019