The Good Soldier Švejk

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The Good Soldier Švejk

based on novel or book world war i

The Good Soldier Švejk

Release Date: August 23, 1957

Year    :   1957
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Comedy, War
Production Companies    :   Filmové studio Barrandov
Director    :   Karel Steklý
Producers    :   Josef Beran, Václav Dobeš
Writers    :   Karel Steklý, Jaroslav Hašek
RunTime    :   108 mins.

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.


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