Classic Czech comedies and live-action fairytales remain holiday staple

Repeats of Czech comedies and live-action fairytales continue to dominate among broadcasters at the holidays the Czech news agency reports. Both public and commercial broadcasters bet on classic films, some of which have been repeated more than 20 times. According to ČTK, the all-time record holder is the 60-year-old fairytale Pyšná princezna (Proud Princess) broadcast 30 times in the Czech Republic and the former Czechoslovakia. Back when it was originally shown in the cinemas, it was seen by eight million people. On TV screens, the film is statistically followed by Princezna se zlatou hvězdou na čele (The Princess with the Gold Star on her Brow) which has been repeated 22 times, and classic comedies by Vlasta Burian as well as the 1970s popular retelling of Cinderella Tři oříšky pro Popelku starring Libuše Šafránková.

Author: Jan Velinger