The Sorcerer

Country

Austria-Hungary

Copyright

1918

Production year

1918

Premiere

20 December 1918

Category

film

Genre

detective, drama

Typology

feature

Original title

Čaroděj

Czech title

Čaroděj

English title

The Sorcerer

Synopsis

Detective Torp has been invited by factory-owner Klas to investigate a theft in his villa. Shortly afterwards his son Slávek is kidnapped. Torp asks for the help of Slávek's friend and, thanks to him, they discover a secret cave and Slávek himself. Torp continues the investigation in disguise and he concludes that the cave is linked by a secret corridor to an old house where, traditionally, a wizard is supposed to live. Klas makes a breakthrough in the investigation when he receives an invitation to a meeting with an unknown man. Torp again picks up the trail and , disguised as a waiter, catches the factory-owner's wife giving the unknown man her jewels. Thus the theft in the villa is explained, for Mrs Klas is buying silence from a blackmailer for a past misdemeanour. After a chase Torp catches up with the unknow man - the wizard - and hands him over to the law. The compromising letters are finally given back to the factory-owner's wife. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Note

The film materials are believed lost.

Cast

Bedřich Karen

továrník Klas

Liběna Odstrčilová

Klasova žena

Miloš Nový

detektiv Torp

Eduard Kohout

detektiv Lapka

Marie Zelenková

Pollertová

dítě

Jára Pollert

Slávek

Liduška Kominíková

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Antonín Fencl

Screenplay

Antonín Fencl

Production info

Original Title

Čaroděj

English Title

The Sorcerer

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

detective, drama

Origin country

Austria-Hungary

Copyright

1918

Production Year

1918

Premiere

20 December 1918

Production

Pragafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Kinema

Technical info

Versions

Czech