Two Fires

drama

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Dva ohně

Runtime

86 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1949

Production year

1949

Premiere

17.02.1950

Language version

Czech

Director

Václav Kubásek

Synopsis

The owner of a brick-factory Detring is sabotaging the two-year economic plan - he is selling bricks, which are in short supply after the war, on the black market. He wants to start a production 'on two fires' which for him would create a double profit and for the workers just endanger their health. The factory's Revolutionary Trade Union Movement Committee, led by the communist Noháč, defies Detring's plan. The committee also disagrees with the payments of the bonuses. Detring attempts to break the solidarity of the workers by bribing people separately. Nevertheless, his talk about the 'good intentions' manages to persuade only worker Marie and young Kramera, who got into financial difficulties after his wife's accident at the brick-factory. The 25th of February 1948 is drawing close, the workers are prepared, and so they manage to reveal Detring's sabotage. The brick-factory is nationalized. To increase the production, Noháč proposes the 'two fires' work. This time, the workers agree. The benefit will be equal for all this time. Soon after the beginning of the work, a valve breaks down in the kiln. Young Kramera joins Noháč in the dangerous work of fixing it, and with this courageous act finds his way back into the workers collective.

Cast

Otomar Krejča

cihlář Václav Noháč, předseda odborové organizace

J. O. Martin

cihlář otec Noháč

Josef Bek

pecař Jan Kramera

Vladimír Hlavatý

otec Kramera

Antonie Hegerliková

Anežka Kramerová, Janova žena

Jarmila Kurandová

Barbora Kramerová

Eva Karelová

dělnice Marie Frýdlová

Vojta Plachý-Tůma

majitel cihelny Rudolf Detring

Věra Kalendová

dělnice Anna

Svatopluk Majer

správce cihelny

Antonín Mikulič

Vincek, Noháčův synovec

Antonín Šůra

Materna, zvaný Edison

Hynek Němec

pecař Mikota

Josef Steigl

závozník Balda

Vladimír Dvorský

Antonín

Josef Kemr

Karel

Emil Dlesk

cihlář

Bohumil Smutný

dělník

František Marek

stavitel Baumgart

Erik Zámiš

muž v kožené čepici

Dagmar Zikánová

žena v autě

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Václav Berdych

Production Designer

Jan Pacák

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Production Manager

František Milič, Jan Sinnreich

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Srnka

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Milivoj Uzelac (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Dva ohně

English Title

Two Fires

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1949

Production Year

1949

Premiere

17.02.1950

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Vávra – Feix, Karel Feix, Otakar Vávra

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

86 min

Versions

Czech