Johnny Corncob
János Vitéz

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet
  3. When and where ?

The story follows the great adventures of titular János, a shepherd, who leaves his village to become a hussar and in quest for his beloved Iluska. Visually it bears strong stylistic affinities with the Art Nouveau, pop art, and the decorative Hungarian folk art. Both the hallucinogenically colorful visual design and the psychedelic road movie-like narrative of the film is highly reminiscent of the cult film of the hippie era, Yellow Submarine from 1968.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Johnny Corncob

    Directed by: Marcell JANKOVICS

    Country: Hungary

    Year of production: 1973

    Running time: 01 h 20 min

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: Drawing on cels

    Process: Colour

    Target public: All audiences

  • Credits

    Directed by: Marcell JANKOVICS

    Production: PANNONIA FILM

    Based on: Sándor Petőfi

    Script: Marcell Jankovics, Tamás Szabó Sipos, Péter Szoboszlay

    Graphics: Marcell Jankovics, Zsolt Richly

    Camera: Zoltán Bacsó, Attila Csepela, Irén Henrik, Klári Kassai, Csaba Nagy

    Music: János Gyulai Gaál

    Voice: György Cserhalmi, Anikó Nagy, Erzsi Pártos

When and where ?

This film is part of the programme Annecy Classics: Johnny Corncob