Hunted People

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1932

Production year

1932—1933

Premiere

17 February 1933

Runtime

62 min

Director

Friedrich Feher, Jan Sviták (česky mluvené scény, synchronizace a české interiéry)

Category

film

Genre

drama, psychological

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Štvaní lidé

Czech title

Štvaní lidé

English title

Hunted People

Parallel Title

Zatykač Z – 48

Synopsis

Cabinet-maker Vincenc, who has an eight-year-old son from his first wife, has decided after many years to get married again. On the wedding day it comes to light, however, that he is an escaped convict, sentenced to life for a murder he allegedly committed. The crime is pardonable twenty years after the event according to the statute of limitations; and in Vincenc's case that time is only a few hours away. The cabinet-maker flees with his son to hide until his conviction expires. He shaves off his beard and dresses his son up as a girl but the police remain nevertheless hard on his trail. They enter an amusement park hoping to get lost in the crowd, but a shot is suddenly fired and panic breaks out. The owner of a theatre booth shelters them in her caravan. But the police track them down. The owner of the caravan turns out to be Vincenc's former lover, and it was she who committed the crime Vincenc was imprisoned for. The woman is moved to confess, and Vincenc and his son are able to return home.

Note

An incomplete version of the film has been preserved. The Marseilles exteriors were shot without sound (with Josef Rovenský, Jan Fehér and Magda Sonja). The synchronisation and spoken Czech scenes were done in AB Studios, Vinohrady, in the winter of 1932.

Cast

Josef Rovenský

truhlářský mistr Vincenc Olivier, dříve Léon Bernier

Jan Feher-Weiss

Boubou, Olivierův syn

O. Mašínská

Louisa, Olivierova nevěsta

Magda Sonja /ž/

bývalá Olivierova milenka alias žena bez spodní části těla v panoptiku

Jan Sviták

truhlářský tovaryš Amandée

Theodor Pištěk

majitel panoptika

Karel Němec

vetešník

Jan W. Speerger

policejní ředitel v Marseille

Ferdinand Hart

žena s plnovousem v panoptiku

Saša Razov

detektiv

Otto Zahrádka

policejní komisař v Marseille

Václav Pecián

policejní komisař v Longville

Josef Novák

starosta v Longville, otec Louisy

Milada Gampeová

matka Louisy

Anna Švarcová

pokladní v panoptiku

Václav Menger

dozorce ve věznici Bagno

František Černý

svatební host

Karel Schleichert

svatební host

Josef Kytka

svatební host

Bohdan Lachman

svatební host

Antonín Jirsa

svatební host

Marie Häusslerová

svatební host

Věra Skalská

svatební host

Viktor Nejedlý

svatební host

Jindřich Fiala

svatební host

Filip Balek-Brodský

svatební host

Dubbing

Jaroslav Marvan

hlas čtoucí policejní hlášení/hlas čtoucí úvodní titulek

Jan Sviták

hlas čtoucí policejní hlášení

Bedřich Vrbský

hlas čtoucí policejní hlášení/hlas žebráka ve snu

Crew and creators

Director

Friedrich Feher, Jan Sviták (česky mluvené scény, synchronizace a české interiéry)

Based on

Alfred Machard (Černý muž /Der Schwarze Mann/ – román)

Production Designer

Erwin Scharf, Robert Neppach

Sound Designer

Josef Zora, Eugen Hrich

Production Manager

Jan Sviták, Friedrich Fehér

Music

Music Composed by

Walter Ulfig, Friedrich Fehér

Songs

Žena s půlí těla

Songwriter

Walter Ulfig (Žena s půlí těla), Friedrich Fehér (Žena s půlí těla)

Singer

Magda Sonja /ž/ (Žena s půlí těla)

Production info

Original Title

Štvaní lidé

English Title

Hunted People

Parallel Title

Zatykač Z – 48

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama, psychological

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1932

Production Year

1932—1933

Premiere

17 February 1933

Production

Panfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Panfilm

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

62 min

Versions

Czech