Armoured Car

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1929

Production year

1929

Premiere

31 January 1930

Runtime

77 min

Director

Rolf Randolf

Category

film

Genre

crime

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Pancéřové auto

Czech title

Pancéřové auto

English title

Armoured Car

Working Title

Milenka v nebezpečí

Synopsis

An unknown gang has again broken into a van containing money from the European bank. Banker Sam Hamilton decides to use an armoured car for the next money transport. He hires racing driver Charly Allan as the driver. Allan is invited to Hamilton's house for a party. During a dance with the banker's daughter Bessy he is attacked by bandits, pushed to the ground and Bessy is kidnapped. Allan manages to get down the registration number of the bandits' car and writes it in the sand with his finger. Bessy is locked in a house near a garage belonging to Nic Houlton. Allan's friend Frank helps him in his search for Bessy. Allan and Hamilton go to Houlton's garage to hire the armoured car for the transfer of the money. Allan, to his surprise, finds the kidnappers' car in the garage; he tries to free Bessy but he is overcome by the gang and also imprisoned. Hamilton's money is being transferred by Houlton himself in the armoured car and he intends pretending that he has been robbed. Allan, who has managed to escape from the gang, overpowers the driver and brings back both the money and the robber to the bank. Houlton vainly tries to escape and is caught. Finally Allan takes Bessy into his arms.

Cast

Carlo Aldini

automobilový závodník Charly Allan

Hans Mierendorff

bankéř Sam Hamilton

Zet Molas

Hamiltonova dcera Bessy

Jack Mylong-Münz

prokurista banky Bob Witt

Jan W. Speerger

vůdce lupičské bandy Nick Houlton

Ida Fuchsová

sekretářka Grace Western

Carl Walther Meyer

Allanův přítel Frank Douglas

Vladimír Majer

policejní komisař

Jindřich Lhoták

major Talbot

Josef Zezulka

bankovní úředník

Alfred Schlesinger

pokladník v bance

Eduard Šlégl

bankéřův komorník

Roza Schlesingerová

hospodyně bandity Houltona

František Mecera

liliputánský komorník

Emil Dlesk

bandita

Karel Veselý

bandita

Rakušan

bandita

Ryšavý

bandita

Chlumský

bandita

Cychy

bandita

Jan Pivec

bankovní úředník

Vladimír Řepa

policejní úředník

Bohumil Smola

správce garáží

Werner Pittschau

Crew and creators

Director

Rolf Randolf

Screenstory

Zet Molas

Screenplay

Zet Molas

Production Designer

Alexander Hackenschmied

Production info

Original Title

Pancéřové auto

English Title

Armoured Car

Working Title

Milenka v nebezpečí

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

crime

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1929

Production Year

1929

Premiere

31 January 1930

Production

Molas-Film

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Molas-Film

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

77 min

Versions

Czech