Military Secrets of Prague

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Válečné tajnosti pražské

Runtime

97

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1926

Production year

1926

Premiere

25.06.1926

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Kubásek

Screenplay

Václav Kubásek

Synopsis

It is the First World War. The nouveau riche lackey Salten and his accomplice have the sick baron Petr Vlenecký insured at a high premium; they subsequently buy the insurance policy from him. The baron's son Oldřich is secretary to the director of the Austrian engineering works, Donath. With the aid of chemist Radosta, he is compiling copies of the plans of the engineering works for Czech patriots. Oldřich accompanies Donatha to Berlin for a meeting with professor Rottenburg who is to show them his new chemical weapon. At Radosta's instigation Oldřich meets the Czech Jan Trudný who, under the name of Hans Truding, is working for the French as a spy and brings him the plan for the weapons. Vlenecký dies and Salten gets his money. The persecuted Oldřich hides out in a monastery opposite Salten's house and falls in love with his daughter Marcela. Dressed as a monk he goes as an envoy of the order to Switzerland but is arrested and sentenced to death as a spy. He is rescued by Truding with whom he travels to France. During the battle of Verdun, Truding and his companion Helena destroy secret corridors built by the Germans; however, they die in the process. After the War Oldřich and Marcela honour their memory.

Cast

Otto Zahrádka

baron Petr Vlenecký z Vlenec

Jan W. Speerger

baronův syn Oldřich, Donathův tajemník

Marie Kopecká

baronova dcera Zdenka

Antonín Frič

následník trůnu Ferdinand d'Este

Eduard Malý

Ignát Salten, bývalý lokaj arcivévody d'Este

Jarmila Vacková

Saltenova dcera Marcella

Karel Fiala

ředitel Rakouských strojíren rytíř Donath

Marie Fingerová

majitelka salonu Klotylda Rajská

Mary Jansová

Helena, dcera Klotyldy Rajské

Josef Oliak

konfident Gustav Lustig, Klotyldin přítel

Jiří Hron

lesní adjunkt Mirko Radosta, Oldřichův přítel

Josef Vraný

Hans Truding, vlasním jménem Jan Trudný

Jan Richter

vynálezce profesor Rotterburger

Josef Zezulka

chemik Božík Radosta

Alfred Schlesinger

lokaj s plnovousem

František Tichý

páter Agathon, mnich řádu bosáků

Milka Balek-Brodská

slečna Hoftová, Helenina společnice

Jindřich Fiala

příslušník vojenské policie

Josef Mužík

čtenář novin

E. Václavek

partner barona Vleneckého

Crew and creators

Based on

Vavřinec Řehoř (Válečné tajnosti pražské – román)

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Válečné tajnosti pražské

English Title

Military Secrets of Prague

Copyright

1926

Production Year

1926

Premiere

25.06.1926

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Iris-Film

Technical info

Versions

Czech