The Song of Gold / The Intruder

drama, fantastic

Typology

feature

Czech title

Zpěv zlata

Runtime

70

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1920

Production year

1920

Premiere

21.01.1921

Language version

Czech

Director

Jan S. Kolár

Synopsis

The young chemist Edgar Zoran discovers a synthetic method of producing petrol but neither he nor his friend Miloš Křešín have any money to buy a production factory. Zoran decides to turn to the banker Dombs with a request for a loan. He goes to visit Dombs but finds a thief there instead. He decides to catch the thief himself, thereby earning Dombs's gratitude. However, he cannot resist "borrowing" the money the thief had been about to steal. He leaves a note for the banker saying that he will return the money within a month and also a love letter for the banker's beautiful nephew Andrea. However, he does not sign either of the letters. Zoran then succeeds in buying the factory. Miloš does not believe that Zoran has acquired the money by honest means and breaks up the partnership. Zoran is also abandoned by his fianceé Věra whose father is investigating the robbery. Exactly to the month, Zoran appears at Dombs's house to return the money but Dombs calls the police. It is Andrea who saves him from imprisonment - she could not wait to discover who had written her the love letter. Dombs gets his money back and Zoran is given Andrea's hand in marriage. (According to promotional material issued at the time the film was made.)

Cast

Karel Lamač

chemik Edgar Zoran

Jan S. Kolár

Zoranův přítel Miloš Křešín

Alice Hechy

Zoranova snoubenka Věra Krylová

Luigi Hofman

ředitel banky L. G. Dombs

Anny Ondráková

ředitelova neteř Andrea

Karel Lamač st.

soudce Kryl

Josef Maas

prokurista banky

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Jan S. Kolár

Screenplay

Jan S. Kolár

Production Designer

Fritz Kraenke

Production info

Original Title

Zpěv zlata

English Title

The Song of Gold / The Intruder

Parallel Title

Vetřelec

Copyright

1920

Production Year

1920

Premiere

21.01.1921

Production

Josef Maas

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Rexfilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech