Limonadovy Joe

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Limonádový Joe (Czechoslovakia 1964 / Director: Oldřich Lipský)

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Also known as

Limonádový Joe aneb Koňská opera (Czechoslovakia (original title)) | Koňská opera (Czechoslovakia (short title)) | Joe Cola-Loca (Argentina) | Limonadi Joe (Finland) | Joe limonade (France) | Limonaden-Joe (Germany) | Joe o tromokratis (Greece) | Joe, o lemonadas (Greece) | Limonádé Joe (Hungary) | Lemoniadowy Joe (Poland) | Joe el Kolaloca (Spain) | Lemonade Joe (U.S.A.)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Karel Fiala (Lemonade Joe), Miloš Kopecký (Horác Badman/Hogo Fogo), Květa Fialová (Tornado Lou), Olga Schoberová (Winifred Goodman), Bohuš Záhorský (Mr. Goodman), Karel Effa (Pancho Kid), Waldemar Matuška (Banjo/Coyote Kid), Vlastmil Bedrna (photographer), Lubomír Bryg (cashier), Rudolf Cortés (gunman), Stanislav Litera (gunman), Jaroslav Mareš (gunman), Antonín Šůra (gunman), Rudolf Deyl (Doug Badman), Alois Dvorský (deaf old man), Eman Fiala (pianist), Ladislav Gzela (musician), Stanislav Navrátil (musician), Josef Hlinomaz (Grimpo), Jiří Lír (barman), Vladimír Menšík (barman), Oldřich Lukeš (sheriff), Miloš Nedbal (poker player), Antonín Jedlička (poker player), Jiří Schulz (poker player), Viktor Ocásek (undetaker), Jan Pohan (bandit), Miloš Vavruška (bandit), Ruda Princ (barber), Jaroslav Štercl (postman), Jiří Steimar (Kolalok), Stella Zázvorková (mother), Jiří Lánský (cownboy), Antonín Jedlička (fighter), Břetislav Dolejší, Károly Engel, Vladimír Erlebach, Jiří Hanzl, Vaclav Havelka, Gustav Jankovsky, Jan Kasík, Jaroslav Klenot, Jaroslav Mařan, Otakar Rademacher, Soběslav Sejk, Zdeněk Srstka, Jan Šťastný, Václav Štěkl, Jaroslav Tetiva, Jaroslav Tomsa, Karel Vítek, Ludvík Wolf, Lubomír Žáček.


  • Story: Jiří Brdečka (based on his samename book and theatre play)
  • Screenplay: Jiří Brdecka, Oldřich Lipský
  • Cinematography: Vladimír Novotný [Black & White, Sepia, Cinemascope]
  • Music: Vlastimil Hála, Jan Rychlí­k
  • Songs: “When the Smoke Thickens in the Bar, do You See My Moist Lips” sung by Kveta Fialova, “Arizona, Where All Good Men Come From” sung by Olga Schoberova, “Oh ye gods, What a Dime Drink” sung by Karel Gott
  • Editors: Miroslav Hájek, Jitka Šulcová
  • Set Decorator: Karel Škvor
  • Art Director: Karel Škvor
  • Costume Designers: Jiří Brdečka, Fernand Vácha, Eva Lackingerová
  • Producer: Jaroslav Jílovec

Synopsis

Stetson City, Arizona, year 1885. In the Trigger Whisky Saloon, the drunken gunmen's routine brawl is under way, and the only thing that can stop it is the song of the bewitching Tornado Lou, platonic love of Doug Badman, the saloon's owner. The representatives of the Arizona Revivalist Movement, the tender blonde Winifred and her father Ezra Goodman, try in vain to preach a better life without alcohol to the tough saloon visitors who only hurl insults at them. But then the charismatic cowboy Lemonade Joe enters the saloon, all dressed in white. He propagates the drinking of Colaloca lemonade and demonstrates his steady gunfighter's hand in a shootout with the boor Grimpo and the bank robbers. The gunmen become the customers of the newly opened Goodman's bar and all abstain from drink. Winifred and Tornado Lou both fall for Joe. Doug's brother Horace comes to lend a hand. The gunmen start drinking again. Joe wants to marry Winifred but the criminal Horace kidnaps her. Alcohol treacherously planted in the bottle of Colaloca temporarily takes care of Lemonade Joe. Doug, Horace and Tornado Lou all kill each other in a fierce fight. The cocoa stains the size of a Mexican dollar that all three have at their forearms reveal to Joe that they are his long-lost relatives. The owner of the Colaloca factory, their father, brings them all back to life with his miraculous lemonade. The family reunion is crowned with a new product - the alcohol-free invigorating Whiscola - and now they will all work together under the motto "Hero or baddie, we've all got one daddy".

  • Source: NFA - Národní filmový archiv v Praze (Česká republika) | NFA - The National Film Archive in Prague (Czech Republic)

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