Murder on Ostrovní Street

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production year

1933

Premiere

24 March 1933

Runtime

75 min

Category

film

Genre

detective

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Vražda v Ostrovní ulici

Czech title

Vražda v Ostrovní ulici

English title

Murder on Ostrovní Street

Synopsis

The private businessman Zachar finds his wife murdered. The police discover that his testimony is inconsistent. Everything points to Zachar's guilt, only detective Klubíčko has his doubts. The trail leads to the family of a high official whose son Vláďa pawned a family ring at Zachar's to pay off his debts and was at Mrs. Zachar's the day of the murder. Also, Zachar's friend Friedmann presents himself as a witness, but the interrogation does not produce convincing results. Klubíčko finds out that some man wanted to bribe a police official to allow him to examine the correspondence that was taken as evidence at Mrs. Zachar's. This trail leads to Friedmann's former wife, who admits that she wanted to obtain a letter with which the murdered woman had been blackmailing her. Mrs. Friedmann sued for divorce on grounds that her husband was at fault, and if her former husband got his hands on this letter he could use it against her. Klubíčko is convinced of her innocence and when he discovers that the letter is not in the correspondence, he turns his attention to Friedmann who wants to disappear from Prague. He discovers that Friedmann has the letter. Klubíčko succeeds in reconstructing the crime and proving Friedmann guilty of murder.

Note

This was the first film shot in the AB studio at Barrandov.

Cast

Jindřich Plachta

detektiv Klubíčko

Emanuel Trojan

reportér Maurin

Ella Nollová

domovnice Zemanová

Jarmila Lhotová

Ada Friedmannová

Fred Bulín

snoubenec Ady Friedmannové

Ladislav Hemmer

bratr paní Friedmannové

Ljuba Hermanová

Irma Horthová

Gustav Hilmar

ředitel Baroch

Věra Skalská

Barochova žena

Miroslav Svoboda

Vláďa, syn Barochových

Zdena Kavková

dělnice z tiskárny Boženka

Vladimír Marek

vyšetřující komisař

Gustav Fleischman

detektiv

Karel Kučera (3)

detektiv

Bohdan Lachman

policejní lékař

Karel Němec

vrchní v kavárně

František Jerhot

úředník v oddělení ztrát a nálezů

Bobina Horká

komorná paní Ady

Ferdinand Jarkovský

policejní úředník

Rudolf Žák

policejní úředník

Josef Steigl

policejní úředník

Crew and creators

Based on

Emil Vachek (Muž a stín – román)

Director of Photography

Václav Vích

Camera Operator

Václav Hanuš

Production Designer

Vilém Rittershain

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Bedřich Poledník

Production Manager

Julius Schmitt

Music

Music Composed by

Karel Marchart

Production info

Original Title

Vražda v Ostrovní ulici

Czech Title

Vražda v Ostrovní ulici

English Title

Murder on Ostrovní Street

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

detective

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production Year

1933

Production specifications

date of censorship 03/1933

Premiere

premiere 24 March 1933 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Kotva /2 týdny/ a Lucerna /2 týdny/, Praha)

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Barrandov

Distribution

AB

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

75 min

Original length in metres

2 130 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,19

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech