Step into the Darkness

detective, comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Krok do tmy

Runtime

86

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1938

Production year

1938

Premiere

17.02.1938

Language version

Czech, German

Director

Martin Frič

Screenplay

Eduard Fiker, František Čáp

Screenstory

Eduard Fiker

Synopsis

Businessman Fred Baron wants to commit suicide because he does not have the money to pay a bill of exchange and he owes Mr. Haller money who has lost with him in Linde's casino. The adventurer Ronny prevents him from taking his own life and promises to help him. In Haller's villa, where he is searching for the documents, Ronny encounters the owner's daughter Eva. Her father is pressuring her to marry Mr. Linde, who is blackmailing him. Ronny discovers that Linde is producing counterfeit money in his casino. He suggests to Baron that he win the money where he has lost it and he promises Haller that he will arrange it so that Eva will not have to marry Mr. Linde. But Ronny is arrested in the casino and thrown in prison. Meanwhile Ronny's servant Valentin is looking for him at Haller's and is assaulted by the butler Josef. Eva sees everything, frees Valentin, and both hurry off to the casino. It has already been surrounded by the police. But Linde eventually succeeds in escaping in a car and he takes Eva with him. Ronny and the police pursue them. Eva manages to safely jump out of the vehicle right before it crashes. It is discovered that Ronny is not an adventurer but the captain of the secret police who were to neutralize the counterfeiter.

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Cast

Rolf Wanka

Ronny

Václav Trégl

sluha u Ronnyho Valentin

František Smolík

rada obchodní komory Jan Haller

Adina Mandlová

Eva, Hallerova dcera

Zvonimir Rogoz

O.A.Linde, Evin snoubenec

Alena Frimlová

Magda, Lindeho milenka

Vítězslav Boček

Fred Baron

Růžena Šlemrová

Filipova žena

František Kreuzmann

sluha u Hallera Josef

Petr Lotar

detektiv

František Roland

policejní inspektor

Karel Černý

detektiv

Gustav Hilmar

komisař

Antonín Jirsa

penězokaz Adolf

Jan W. Speerger

člen Lindeho party

L. H. Struna

člen Lindeho party

Jaroslav Bráška

hráč rulety

Michel Elaguine

hráč rulety

Miloš Šubrt

penězokaz

Karel Třešňák

host na večírku

Jiří Schreinzer

host na večírku

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Assistant Director

Antonín Kubový

Screenstory

Eduard Fiker

Production Designer

Štěpán Kopecký

Film Editor

Gina Hašler

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

Jan Sinnreich

Music

Music Composed by

Eman Fiala

Songs

Jen málo věřím štěstí

Songwriter

Eman Fiala (Jen málo věřím štěstí)

Singer

Alena Frimlová (Jen málo věřím štěstí)

Production info

Original Title

Krok do tmy

English Title

Step into the Darkness

Parallel Title

Schritt ins Dunkel

Copyright

1938

Production Year

1938

Premiere

17.02.1938

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lucernafilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech, German