Film versions of the Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Svejk During the World War

 

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FILM VERSIONS
 

Ukraine

The newest Švejk film was in production in the Kiev Yalta-Film Animation Department. The Yalta-Film web site is no longer on-line. All that is left is the original home page of the project:
Похождения бравого солдата Швейка (2007)
(The Adventures of The Brave Soldier Švejk)
directed by Rinat Gazizov
screenplay by Robert Crombie
produced by Producer- Artur Novikov and Producer- Andrey Novikov
(whose bios used to be at the no longer functional domain of Yalta-Film)

Czechoslovakia/The Czech Republic
Švejk v ruském zajetí (1926)
(Švejk in Russian captivity)
directed by Svatopluk Innemann
with Karel Noll in the title role

Dobrý voják Švejk (1926)
(The Good Soldier Švejk)
directed by Karel Lamač
also with Karel Noll in the title role

Švejk v civilu (1927, silent)
(Švejk in Civilian Life)
directed by Gustav Machatý , the director of Extasy
also with Karel Noll in the title role

Dobrý voják Švejk (1931)
(The Good Soldier Švejk)
directed by Martin Frič
with Sasa Rasilov in the title role

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Jiří Trnka's (and later his studio's) famous animated series (1955-2000)

Dobrý voják Švejk (1956)
(The Good Soldier Švejk)
directed by Karel Steklý

Poslušně hlásím, že jsem opět zde (1957)
(I dutifuly report that I'm here again)
directed by Karel Steklý

 

U.S.A.
????????? (1935)

We don't know the title of the American film that never was. But, what we know about it
starts with the following quote:

"Parts such as Kaspar Hauser or the title character in Jaroslav Hasek’s The Good Soldier Svejk were projects [Peter] Lorre always spoke about -- [Charlie] Chaplin even offered to direct Svejk - but failed to ever realize."

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre
By Stephen D. Youngkin • University Press of Kentucky


There are 17 pages with references to Švejk in Stephen Youngkin's book about Peter Lorre. The first nine are references to mentions of Švejk in the text of the book; the last eight are references to other sources mentioning Švejk. You might find the excerpts posted on amazon.com quite interesting.

 

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The Soviet Union
Швейк готовится к бою (Shvejk gotovitsja k boyu) (1942)
[Švejk is getting ready for the fight ]
directed by Sergei Yutkevich

Новые похождения Швейка ("Солдатская сказка") [Novye pokhozhdeniya Shvejka ("Soldatskaya skazka") ] (1943)
(New Adventures of Švejk (A soldier's story) )
directed by Sergei Yutkevich

 

United Kingdom
Schweik's New Adventures (1943)
also known as It Started at Midnight
directed by Karel Lamač
with Richard Attenborough [as railway worker]

 

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Romania
Adventure of the Good Soldier Schweik, The (1953)
directed by Geo Saizescu

 

West Germany
Abenteuer des braven Soldaten Schwejk, Die (1958) (TV)

Der Brave Soldat Schwejk (1960)
also known as The Good Soldier Schweik (1963, USA)
directed by Axel von Ambesser , starring Heinz Rühmann
Second Runner Up (Silver Globe) 1961

 

Austria
Schwejk's Flegeljahre (1963)
directed by Wolfgang Liebeneiner

 

Abenteuer des braven Soldaten Schwejk, Die (1972 TV series)
directed by Wolfgang Liebeneiner

 

Belgium
Avonturen van de brave soldaat Schwejk, De (1968) (TV)
directed by Anton Peters

 

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Gibraltar
Faces of the Good Soldier Josef Švejk (1983)

Poland
Opowiesc o Szwejku i jego najjasniejszej epoce (1995) (TV)
(The Tale of Švejk and His Most Glorious Era)
directed by Włodzimierz Gawroński

Opowieść o Józefie Szwejku i jego drodze na front (1996) (TV)
(The Tale of Josef Švejk and His Way to the War Front)
directed by Włodzimierz Gawroński

Przygody dobrego wojaka Szwejka (1999) (TV)
(Adventures of the Good Soldier Schweik)
directed by Włodzimierz Gawroński

 

 

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