About the film
based on novel or book world war i
The Good Soldier Švejk
Release Date: August 23, 1957
|Production Companies||:||Filmové studio Barrandov|
|Producers||:||Josef Beran, Václav Dobeš|
|Writers||:||Karel Steklý, Jaroslav Hašek|
Good-natured and garrulous, Švejk becomes the Austrian army's most loyal Czech soldier when he is called up on the outbreak of World War I -- although his bumbling attempts to get to the front serve only to prevent him from reaching it. Playing cards and getting drunk, he uses all his cunning and genial subterfuge to deal with the police, clergy, and officers who chivy him toward battle.