Air Torpedo

spy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Vzdušné torpédo 48

Runtime

89

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Premiere

05.03.1937

Language version

Czech

Director

Miroslav Cikán

Screenplay

Karel Hašler

Synopsis

Air Force Lieutenant Petr Nor is assigned by General Herold to pretend that he has invented air torpedo 48. Because of a work meeting he cannot attend a concert with his fiancée Helena, the granddaughter of Dr. Marvan. In his stead his colleague First Lieutenant Jan Domin accompanies her. At the concert Domin imagines that he knows the virtuoso Irena Vengerova as his acquaintance, and he makes a date with her in the garden. Before long Dr. Marvan finds the murdered Jan Domin in the garden. The next day as the participants are deliberating on the torpedo a spy is exposed who is passing himself of as Jan Domin. Colonel Švarc lets him escape so that his trail will lead to the whole spy ring. The head of the spy ring Gettering assigns Irena Vengerová the task of obtaining from Nor all information on the torpedo. Irena refuses because she is in love with Nor. Švarc has the entire spy ring arrested. Gettering manages to escape by plane. Petr Nor, who pursues him, does not dare shoot at the plane because he discovers that Irena is also on board. Gettering, who is eventually arrested, poisons himself.

Note

Filmed with the participation of experts from the Ministry of Defence.

Cast

Otomar Korbelář

plukovník Švarc, náčelník kontrašpionáže

Antonín Novotný

poručík Petr Nor, vynálezce torpéd

Raoul Schránil

nadporučík letectva Jan Domin

Míla Reymonová

houslistka Irena Vengerová vl.jm.Galová

Andrej Bagar

ředitel rafinérií Arnošt Gettering

Andrej Bagar

Arnošt Gal, šéf vyzvědačské skupiny

Karel Hašler

lékař MUDr. Marvan

Zita Kabátová

Helena, Marvanova vnučka

Jaroslav Marvan

generál Herold

Karel Postranecký

adjutant generála Herolda

Jaroslav Průcha

policejní komisař

Jan W. Speerger

člen Getteringovy bandy

Vladimír Pospíšil-Born

člen Getteringovy bandy

František Kovářík

člen Getteringovy bandy

Karel Český

člen Getteringovy bandy

Miroslav Svoboda

člen Getteringovy bandy, klavírista

Emil Dlesk

člen Getteringovy bandy

Alois Dvorský

papírník A. Benger

Jaroslav Bráška

host na koncertě

Antonín Vaverka

host na koncertě

Alois Peterka

host na koncertě

Bohdan Lachman

host na koncertě

Marie Oliaková

host na koncertě

Růžena Kurelová

host na koncertě

Ladislav Hemmer

nadporučík Held

Jindřich Fiala

nezaměstnaný pacient

Josef Kotalík

šatnář

Gabriel Hart

vyšetřující komisař

Robert Ford

major Xaver Balcar

Ladislav Kulhánek

kapitán Rudolf Rott

Karel Němec

portýr

Julius Baťha

policejní rada

Zdeněk Hora

komisař

Bohumil Heš

důstojník ministerstva obrany

Vladimír Štros

řidič autokaru

Crew and creators

Based on

Marie Křížová (román)

Screenplay

Karel Hašler

Camera

Otto Heller (interiéry), Jaroslav Blažek (exteriéry)

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Production Manager

Josef Stein

Music

Music Composed by

Miloš Smatek

Songs

Letčíci, letčíci

Songwriter

Miloš Smatek (Letčíci, letčíci)

Writer of Lyrics

Karel Hašler (Letčíci, letčíci)

Singer

mužský sbor (Letčíci, letčíci)

Production info

Original Title

Vzdušné torpédo 48

English Title

Air Torpedo

Parallel Title

Případ plukovníka Švarce

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Premiere

05.03.1937

Production

Lloyd

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lloyd

Technical info

Versions

Czech