DS-70 Does Not Move Off

drama, socialist-realism

Typology

feature

Czech title

DS-70 nevyjíždí

Runtime

73

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1949

Production year

1949

Premiere

09.11.1951

Language version

Czech

Director

Vladimír Slavínský, Martin Frič (dokončení)

Screenplay

Otakar Kirchner, Vladimír Borský

Synopsis

The reconstruction of the liberated country after the Second World War demands sufficient supplies of coal. To increase the extraction, the mine in Most wants to run test work for a gigantic excavator, which is supposed to substitute the work of four thousand men. During the test before a committee the generator burns out and the extraction is threatened. The investigation shows that the damage was caused by sabotage. Engineer Marek, with his colleagues Gabriel and Vacek, start the repair work which demands a great effort on their part. Marek's marriage suffers greatly because of his work. His wife Olga stays alone in Prague. The building of new homes, intended mainly for the families of the miners, who had to leave their present homes, but in which Marek's family is also going to live one day, is not proceeding as planned. Lonely Olga decides to go and join her husband. After an initial misunderstanding, she stays and helps him with the time-consuming work. Finally, the saboteurs, who tried again to destroy the already repaired excavator, are picked up and the machine can start working.

Note

The last film of the director Vladimír Slavínský was premiered two years after his death, in 1951. In the magazine Kino (nr. 26, vol. VI.) Jan Žalman mentions, that death prevented the director from finishing the film and, to fill up the biggest gaps, several small scenes have been added to it.

Cast

Rudolf Deyl ml.

mechanik Gabriel zvaný Gába

L. H. Struna

šéfmechanik Vacek

Robert Vrchota

elektrotechnik Kavan

Rudolf Široký

ing. Prokop Marek

Vlasta Fabianová

Olga, Markova žena

Vlasta Fialová

sekretářka Zdenka Krystínová

Felix le Breux

ing. Denkr

J. O. Martin

horník Vohryzek

Alena Kreuzmannová

Anička, Vohryzkova dcera

František Holar

horník Baltýnek

Gustav Nezval

redaktor dr. Vítek

František Klika

stavitel Bohumil Vnuk

František Hanus

architekt stavebního družstva

Zdeňka Balounová

žena na návštěvě u Olgy

Milada Davidová

Mařenka, Olžina přítelkyně

Alois Dvorský

hlídač na stavbě

Jindra Hermanová

hornická žena

Ladislav Janeček

redaktor Holeček

Ferdinand Jarkovský

muž v předsednictvu schůze

Jan S. Kolár

člen komise

Josef Maršálek

záškodník Dymeš

Jaroslav Orlický

záškodník Müller

František Marek

člen komise

Bolek Prchal

dílovedoucí Anton

Blažena Slavíčková

Baltýnkova žena

Ladislav Sedláček

redaktor na dole

Josef Steigl

horník

Zdeněk Šavrda

host u Olgy

Pavel Spálený

člen komise

Miloš Hájek

montér

Hugo Zoubek

muž na schůzi

Karel Svoboda

lékař

Hynek Němec

záškodník Braun

Roman Hemala

horník

Miroslav Polach

Crew and creators

Director

Vladimír Slavínský, Martin Frič (dokončení)

Based on

Vojtěch Cach (DS-70 nevyjíždí – divadelní hra)

Camera

Jan Roth

Production Designer

Karel Škvor

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

František Černý

Production Manager

Bohumil Šmída

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslav Niklas

Music

Music Composed by

Dalibor C. Vačkář

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Milivoj Uzelac (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

DS-70 nevyjíždí

English Title

DS-70 Does Not Move Off

Copyright

1949

Production Year

1949

Premiere

09.11.1951

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Borský – Sinnreich, Vladimír Borský, Jan Sinnreich

Technical info

Versions

Czech