Creditors' Day

comedy

Typology

feature

Czech title

Svátek věřitelů

Runtime

89

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1939

Production year

1939

Premiere

13.10.1939

Language version

Czech

Director

Gina Hašler

Screenplay

Rudolf Madran-Vodička, Bohuslav Čepelák

Synopsis

The lawyer Losman and the banker Hegner have teamed up to commit a big swindle. The banker has bought an oil field, knowing well there is no oil there. Nevertheless he forced many people to buy shares in the enterprise - people who have lost money through his speculations before. Losman assures the shareholders that everything is in order, but in fact he is preparing to declare Hegner's bankruptcy. He also forces shares upon Hegner's ex-wife as compensation for her marriage portion and upon her niece instead of an inheritance from her father. Losman's legal assistant Kolčava, an honourable but naive man, slowly begins to realise how characterless his employer is. The swindlers, hounded by creditors, decide to speed up their operation. Losman gives Kolčava his notice but recommends him as a cashier with Hegner. The banker hands over three million crowns in cash to Kolčava and secretly orders a safebreaker to come and steal the money in a staged robbery. But Kolčava hides the money in a different place. He forces Hegner, who has been tied up by the robber, to sign his agreement to a creditors' meeting at which all the wrongfully gained money will be returned.

Cast

Jaroslav Marvan

advokát JUDr. Losman

Jindřich Plachta

solicitátor Kolčava

Raoul Schránil

Ing. Menšík

Čeněk Šlégl

bankéř Hegner

Růžena Šlemrová

bývalá Hegnerova žena

Božena Šustrová

Věra Navrátilová, neteř paní Hegnerové

Jarmila Holmová

JUDr. M. Vraná, koncipientka u JUDr. Losmana

L. H. Struna

kasař Tonda Lupínek

Eliška Pleyová

tanečnice Zuzi

František Černý

vinárník Václav Trachta

Stanislav Neumann

krejčí Pavelka

Jindřich Láznička

sluha u Hegnera Souček

Ella Nollová

věřitelka Machačová

Karel Postranecký

vrtmistr Zázvorka

Marie Hrdličková (2)

komorná paní Hegnerové

František Haller

vrchní v baru „Hollywood"

Antonín Jirsa

věřitel

Crew and creators

Director

Gina Hašler

Assistant Director

Antonín Kubový

Based on

Karel Piskoř (Svátek věřitelů – divadelní hra)

Production Designer

Karel Petr Adam

Film Editor

Gina Hašler

Production Manager

Jan Sinnreich

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Fiala

Production info

Original Title

Svátek věřitelů

English Title

Creditors' Day

Copyright

1939

Production Year

1939

Premiere

13.10.1939

Production

Lucernafilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Lucernafilm

Technical info

Versions

Czech