The Affair at the Grand Hotel / One Hundred Thousand Crowns' Reward

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Aféra v Grandhotelu

Runtime

92

Country

Czechoslovakia, Germany

Copyright

1928

Production year

1928

Premiere

05.06.1929

Language version

Czech

Director

Edmund Heuberger, Theodor Pištěk (spolurežie), Domenico Gambino (spolurežie)

Screenplay

Edmund Heuberger

Synopsis

There is a lot of thievery going on at the hotel Atlantic, the guests are losing their money and jewels. The manager and his hotel board hire a private detective and set a reward of 10,000 marks for the capture of the thief. The new liftboy Fred, in love with the maid Annette, wants to earn the reward and sets off to find the culprit. He is soon successful, he finds out that a man and a woman registered as count and countess Berg are stealing from the hotel guests. The pair are preparing a big robbery at the masked ball. The count believes that Fred has discovered who they are and has him bound up and locked in the cellar. He then steals a valuable necklace and flees the hotel with the countess. Fred, however, has dexterously freed himself, he runs out of the cellar and makes after the thieves. He catches up with them on a train and arrests them. Fred's uncle, the criminal investigator who had moved into the hotel, catches another thief, the manager of the hotel himself. Fred, who is discovered to be his uncle's assistant, is given the reward and he asks for Annette's hand. (According to a description of the time.)

Note

Gerhard Lamprecht: Deutsche Stummfilme 1927–1931 presents: Cando-Film-Vertrieb und fabrik, GmbH, Berlin. J. S. Kolár – M. Frída: Československý němý film 1989–1930 (J. S. Kolár – M. Frída: Czechoslovak silent film 1989–1930) presents production: Lloyd-Kinofilm Berlin.

Cast

Theodor Pištěk

ředitel hotelu Atlantic

Domenico Gambino

liftboy Fred

Jindřich Plachta

hotelový detektiv Greif

Hilde Jennings

hraběnka z Bergů

Carl Auen

hrabě z Bergů

Hugo Werner-Kahle

kriminální rada dr. Messerschmidt

Eman Fiala

Griffův pomocník

Mirko Bukovský

Griffův pomocník

Hellen Allan

pokojská Anneta/detektivka

Cory Bell

Wilhelm Dieterle

Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur

soudní rada dr. Messerschmidt

Oreste Grandi

hotelový detektiv Griff

Marie Oliaková

paní u recepce

Crew and creators

Director

Edmund Heuberger, Theodor Pištěk (spolurežie), Domenico Gambino (spolurežie)

Production Designer

August Rinaldi

Music

Music Composed by

Hansheinrich Dransman

Production info

Original Title

Aféra v Grandhotelu

English Title

The Affair at the Grand Hotel / One Hundred Thousand Crowns' Reward

Working Title

Postrach hotelů / 100.000 Kč odměny

Parallel Title

Sto tisíc Kč odměny / Diebe / 10 000 Mark Belohnung

Copyright

1928

Production Year

1928

Premiere

05.06.1929

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech