Hunted People

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Štvaní lidé

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production year

1932, 1933

Premiere

17.02.1933

Language version

Czech

Director

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

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

The Marseilles exteriors were shot without sound (with Josef Rovenský and Jan Fehér). The synchronisation and spoken Czech scenes were done in AB Studios, Vinohrady, in the winter of 1932.

Cast

Josef Rovenský

Vincent Olivier, dříve Léon Bernier

Jan Feher-Weiss

Vincentův synek Boubou

O. Mašínská

Louisa, Olivierova nevěsta

Magda Sonja

bývalá Olivierova milenka

Jan Sviták

truhlářský tovaryš

Theodor Pištěk

majitel panoptika

Karel Němec

vetešník

Jan W. Speerger

policejní ředitel

Ferdinand Hart

žena s plnovousem

Saša Razov

detektiv

Otto Zahrádka

policejní komisař

Josef Novák

starosta z Longville, otec Louisy

Anna Švarcová

pokladní v panoptiku

František Černý

svatební host

Karel Schleichert

svatební host

Josef Kytka

svatební host

Marie Räusslerová

svatební host

Věra Skalská

svatební host

Milada Gampeová

svatební host

Viktor Nejedlý

svatební host

Jindřich Fiala

svatební host

Filip Balek-Brodský

svatební host

Václav Menger

dozorce vězňů

Crew and creators

Director

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

Based on

Alfred Machard (Černý muž – román)

Production Designer

Erwin Scharf

Film Editor

Marie Bourová

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

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 (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

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1933

Production Year

1932, 1933

Premiere

17.02.1933

Production

Panfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Panfilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech