The Beautiful Spy

drama, spy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Krásná vyzvědačka

Runtime

96

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1927

Production year

1927

Premiere

09.03.1928

Language version

Czech

Director

Miroslav J. Krňanský

Screenplay

Miroslav J. Krňanský, Josef Adler, Otakar Hanuš (mezititulky)

Synopsis

Hermína, a spy in Ardensko, a country governed by dictator de Costa meets with engineer Hornof, a citizen of peace-loving neighbouring Mauretania. Hornof falls in love with the beautiful woman but suspects her of enemy activities and consequently, he follows her to Ardensko. Hermína is far from indifferent towards him and, in fact, rescues him from a dangerous trap. They are both forced to flee. They travel to the Mauretanian border and hide out in a mountain shack. When Hermína goes to fetch medicine for Hornof, who is injured, Ardenskan soldiers descend on the shack and drag Hornof away to prison. Hornof is to be executed, but he manages to cause a rebellion in which he escapes and destroys the largest Ardenskan munitions store. Not long afterwards he is caught again and is certain that, this time, he will not escape execution. At the same time, in Mauretania, de Costa's nephew is arrested and consequently the two states arrange an exchange of prisoners-of-war. Once free, Hornof realises that Hermína has been working for Mauretania all along. Nothing now will stand in the way of their love.

Note

The author of the titles was Otakar Hanuš.

Cast

Bronislava Livia

Hermína Krausová

Jan W. Speerger

ing. Jaroslav Hornof

Luigi Hofman

prezident Ardenska Michal de Costa

Jan Svoboda

prezidentův sekretář Marcel Zenet

Ferry Seidl

major Bergh

Josef Vraný

prezidentův synovec Jiří

Theodor Pištěk

správce Karel, šéf vyzvědačské skupiny

L. H. Struna

Karlův pomocník Josef

Václav Srb

slabomyslný Celestýn

Antonín Marek

Celestýnův otec

Jindřich Lhoták

zástupce Mauretánie

Vladimír Smíchovský

správce věznice

František Jerhot

žalářník

Marie Fingerová

anarchistka Eva Karstenová

Václav Rabský

velitel ardenského četnictva

Karel Damaj

člen Černého tribunálu

Karel Fiala

ministerský předseda Ralf Tongar

Ferenc Futurista

ministr železnic

Čeněk Šlégl

policejní prefekt Carlys

Vladimír Slavínský

ministr národní obrany

Josef Šváb-Malostranský

ministr zdravotnictví

Josef Volman

ministr financí

Crew and creators

Based on

Josef Adler (Krásná vyzvědačka – román)

Production Designer

Alois Mecera

Production info

Original Title

Krásná vyzvědačka

English Title

The Beautiful Spy

Copyright

1927

Production Year

1927

Premiere

09.03.1928

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

La Tricolore

Technical info

Versions

Czech