The Mounted Patrol

drama, war

Typology

feature

Czech title

Jízdní hlídka

Runtime

76

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Premiere

04.09.1936

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Binovec

Screenplay

Jan Bor

Synopsis

Soviet commissar Tayozhni, agitating in Siberia among the villagers, promises on leaflets the Czechoslovaks who control the railway station Kamala a return home. Sergeant Matějka receives from the lieutenant an order to take command of a mounted patrol. The soldiers become friends with the local residents in the village they pass through. Later they are attacked from an ambush and one of the Czechoslovaks is injured. They therefore look for a spot to stay the night. Two soldiers are sent to the station to give a report. The remainder bed down in a secluded house where with them they have also brought two Russian prisoners. A debate takes place between the Russians and the Czechoslovaks, and when the guard has withdrawn from the stable the residents of the cottage cut all the horses' leg tendons and run off to the enemy, who in the meantime has arrived in the village. The waylaid Czechoslovaks must shoot their injured horses. The two soldiers who have been sent to the station are attacked on the way by partisans, one is killed and the second, Josef Strnad, is taken prisoner. He is driven to the village Berjozka where an attack against the remainder of the mounted guard is being prepared. In the cottage the Czechoslovakian soldiers are also readying themselves for battle.

Note

In the introduction shots from the documentary film by the Degl brothers Legionáři (Legionnaires).

Cast

Zdeněk Štěpánek

legionář četař František Matějka, rolník

Jaroslav Vojta

legionář desátník Jan Kalaš, kočí

Vladimír Řepa

legionář svobodník Karel Valenta, truhlář

František Kreuzmann

legionář střelec Jaroslav Saidl, zedník

L. H. Struna

legionář střelec Václav Hašek

Jiří Vondrovič

legionář střelec Josef Soukup, knihař

Jaroslav Tryzna

legionář střelec Pavel Pilař, zámečník

Dušan Gerši

legionář střelec Jura Petrík, kovář

Raoul Schránil

legionář střelec František Strnad, tkadlec

Ferdinand Hart

sovětský komisař Tajožný

Jindřich Fiala

ruský zajatec

Fráňa Vajner

ruský zajatec

Vladimír Růžička

ruský chalupník

D. Jovanovič

chalupníkův druh, sovětský partyzán

Jan W. Speerger

poručík Československých legií v Kamale

Julius Baťha

ruský mužik

Antonín Soukup

legionář, kuchař

Josef Zora

bolševický komisař

Václav Štrup

sovětský partyzán

Achmed Bekuh

sovětský partyzán

Frank Rose-Růžička

sovětský partyzán

Vladimír Štros

sovětský partyzán

Antonín Volný

sovětský partyzán

Františka Mordová

ruská stařena

Karolína Vávrová

ruská stařena

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Walter Schorsch

Based on

František Langer (Jízdní hlídka – divadelní hra)

Screenplay

Jan Bor

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký, Bohumil Heš

Set Designer

Arnold Reimann

Costumes

J. Peták

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Vilém Taraba

Production Manager

Josef Stein

Consultant

mjr. Karel Teringl

Cooperation

Jan Bor (dialogová režie)

Music

Music Composed by

Julius Kalaš

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K.

Songs

Tam v podkrovní světničce bílé

Singer

František Kreuzmann (Tam v podkrovní světničce bílé)

Production info

Original Title

Jízdní hlídka

English Title

The Mounted Patrol

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Premiere

04.09.1936

Production

AB

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

AB

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Stuhy časopisu Český filmový zpravodaj

1937
Praha / Czechoslovakia
AB

Vítěz

Event: Ceny ministra průmyslu, obchodu a živností

1936
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Zdeněk Štěpánek