Blackmailer

drama

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Vyděrač

Runtime

87 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

Premiere

26.11.1937

Language version

Czech

Director

Ladislav Brom

Synopsis

The Globus textile factories are ruled by the firm hand of the general director Alfred Merhaut, who, however, transfers receipts from the export branch to his secret account in a foreign bank. His system is simple: each clerk working in the department of balances is fired after a short time to keep them from coming across the fraud. Accountant Bašek knows no one and nothing other than drudgery and eternal privation, in addition he is transferred to the feared department. In the department of balances he is witness to the firing of his oldest colleague and then the cup of bitterness overflows. Bašek makes clear his disgust, and so he loses his job as well. Upon leaving, however, he overhears the director speaking about his fears of an unexpected audit. Bašek makes up his mind to act: he steals compromising material. But at home he discovers that he has lost the document in his flight and has mistaken it for another, worthless document. Merhaut in the meantime has no idea of this and fearing the consequences he offers Bašek money and a high position in the firm. Bašek now enjoys life, but the director soon learns that the clerk does not have the material he has feared. Nevertheless, the director is arrested and Bašek returns to his post as an accountant.

Cast

Vítězslav Boček

účetní Josef Bašek

Adina Mandlová

prodavačka obuvi Máša Lírová

Bedřich Vrbský

továrník Emil Frýbl

Helena Bušová

Olga, Frýblova žena

Jiří Plachý

generální ředitel Globusu Alfred Merhaut

Rudolf Deyl st.

prezident koncernu

Jan S. Kolár

předseda koncernu

František Kreuzmann

advokát JUDr. Piroh

Gustav Hilmar

účetní Globusu Dufek

Ladislav Pešek

medik Petr Hureš

Hermína Vojtová

Nováková, Baškova bytná

Vladimír Pospíšil-Born

šéf účtárny Globusu

František Kovářík

tajemník ředitele Merhauta Říha

Jaroslav Sadílek

Krulich, zaměstnanec bilančního oddělení

Antonín Soukup

číšník v automatu Karel

Jarmila Holmová

panská u Frýblů

Julius Baťha

šéf bilančního oddělení Globusu

Václav Mlčkovský

zaměstnanec Globusu

André Černoušek

zaměstnanec Globusu

Nita Romanečová

zaměstnankyně Globusu

Richard Záhorský

zaměstnanec Globusu

Stanislav Bláha

zaměstnanec Globusu

Jaroslav Bráška

vrátný v Globusu

Františka Mordová

uklízečka v kanceláři

Marie Pilská

uklízečka v kanceláři

Miroslav Kryštof-Kutina

vrchní v baru

Ferry Seidl

návštěvník opery

Taťána Kolárová

návštěvnice opery

Karel Veverka

majitel obchodu s obuví

Jiří Hron

tančící host v baru

Jiří Schreinzer

host v baru

Crew and creators

Based on

Egon Hostovský (Ztracený stín – román)

Camera

Jan Roth

Production Designer

Jan Zázvorka

Set Designer

František Nestler

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Jan Gerstenberger

Music

Music Composed by

Josef Dobeš

Selected Music

Giuseppe Verdi (Aida)

Songs

Kavárna hříchů (Tango)

Songwriter

Josef Dobeš (Kavárna hříchů (Tango))

Writer of Lyrics

Ladislav Brom (Kavárna hříchů (Tango))

Production info

Original Title

Vyděrač

English Title

Blackmailer

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Premiere

26.11.1937

Production

Reiter

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Reiter

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

87 min

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Odměny ministra průmyslu, obchodu a živností

1939
Praha / Czechoslovakia
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