The Mysterious Guest

promotional

Typology

feature

Czech title

Záhadný host

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1942

Production year

1942

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Binovec

Synopsis

A guest arrives at a hotel. He registers at reception and sharply refuses the services of the hotel porter who offers to take his luggage up to his room. The receptionist becomes suspicious and therefore sends the hotel detective after him. The detective - together with the chambermaid and the porter - look in through the keyhole and sees the man changing the bedclothes. He forces his way into the room and ties the man up to keep him out of harm's way. The detective then leaves the room and takes another look through the keyhole. Now he sees that the man has freed himself and is now relaxing in the freshly made bed. The gramophone is playing a gentle melody and the hotel employees are left dumbfounded in the doorway. At the end of the film a voice is heard from the gramophone record which provides him with an explanation: Only Miltex can ensure you a perfect sleep.

Note

This film was probably never screened.

Cast

Theodor Pištěk

hotelový vrátný

Jindřich Láznička

hotelový detektiv

Jindřich Doležal

hotelový host

Crew and creators

Screenplay

Karel Baroch

Production Designer

Jiří Dušek

Titles Designed by

Lorenc

Music

Music Composed by

Miloš Smatek

Production info

Original Title

Záhadný host

English Title

The Mysterious Guest

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

promotional

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1942

Production Year

1942

Production

Baalfilm

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech