On the Right Track

adventure

Typology

feature

Czech title

Na dobré stopě

Runtime

76

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1948

Production year

1948

Language version

Czech

Director

Josef Mach

Screenplay

Jaroslav Mach, Lubomír Kaválek

Screenstory

Lubomír Kaválek, Jaroslav Novák (2)

Synopsis

During the occupation Eda's parents are killed by the Germans and he is dragged off to Germany for re-education. After the War Eda returns to Czechoslovakia and spends the holidays in a boy scout camp on the shores of a lake near the border. While on a shopping trip in a nearby town Eda meets the German Lang and his German companion who have remained behind in Bohemia. One day he offers to take the German back to Germany across the lake. As they are leaving the German is seen and secretly photographed by scout Odborka from the camp who dislikes Eda and considers him a German. When Odborka returns to the camp he accuses Eda of treachery. The perturbed Eda runs off into the woods where he meets Lang who entrusts him with the delivery of a letter and parcel. Eda instead first takes the parcel to the policeman Půža who discovers from the letter that German smugglers are planning a huge operation. Thanks to Eda the border guards are able to prepare well and with the help of the scouts they are able to catch the smugglers during the night. Eda is rewarded for his courage and accepted enthusiastically into the friendly scout circle.

Note

The film was only screened in cinemas outside Prague.

Cast

Antonín Šůra

skaut Eda

Karel Richter

skaut Odborka

Ladislav Boháč

velitel skautů Admirál

L. H. Struna

strážmistr finanční stráže Půža

Oskar Hák

skaut a kuchař Vraždotoho

Stanislav Fišer

skaut Očko

Oleg Reif

skaut Catillina

Zdeněk Borovec

skaut Autogen

Jaroslav Seník

německý sedlák Lang

Josef Šulc

Kurt, Langův synovec

Richard Záhorský

Chrůma, muž s nůší

Viktor Očásek

Němec Bürgl

Libor Baptista

skaut

Václav Myška

skaut

Ladislav Hájek

pozemní skaut

Antonín Mikulič

pozemní skaut

Josef Toman

Němec

Karel Folprecht

Jasánek

Jiří Kollinger

kormidelník Karkul

Oldřich Král (2)

skaut

Karel Šašek

Crew and creators

Director

Josef Mach

Assistant Director

Lubomír Kaválek

Screenstory

Lubomír Kaválek, Jaroslav Novák (2)

Camera Operator

Bedřich Baťka

Production Designer

Ferdinand Fiala

Production Manager

Bohumil Šmída

Unit Production Manager

Jiří Šebor, Vratislav Innemann

Consultant

Jaroslav Novák (2)

Cooperation

Pátý oddíl vodních skautů, pes Bodo

Music

Music Composed by

Julius Kalaš

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Milivoj Uzelac (FISYO)

Songs

Červená se line záře, Úzká dražka, Harmonika námořníka, Když se ten Tálinskej rybník nahání

Singer

sbor (Červená se line záře), sbor (Úzká dražka), sbor (Harmonika námořníka)

Production info

Original Title

Na dobré stopě

English Title

On the Right Track

Copyright

1948

Production Year

1948

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Vávra – Feix, Karel Feix, Otakar Vávra

Technical info

Versions

Czech