Today at Half Past Ten

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1949

Production year

1949

Premiere

25 November 1949

Runtime

84 min

Category

film

Genre

drama, crime

Typology

featurelong

Original title

Dnes o půl jedenácté

Czech title

Dnes o půl jedenácté

English title

Today at Half Past Ten

Working Title

Betonová past

Synopsis

Shortly after the end of the Second World War. The whole country is striving to recover its economic life, but in some places there really seems to be a hitch. For example, on the construction site of the Koudelák company, nothing is quite as it should be. The assistant Beránek is warning the owner of the construction company that the building they are working on is not safe enough. He discusses the irregularities at the construction site with Koudelák's daughter Alena, whom he takes to a dancing party to celebrate his birthday. But Alena doesn't want to hear about it. The next day, Beránek is found lying unconscious in the light shaft of the house in which Alena lives, as does the foreman Klimeš with whom Beránek had a fight over the work. Beránek dies on the way to the hospital. His murder is being investigated by criminologists Zouplna and Šimák, who is a specialist in the black market. Several people are suspected of murder: foreman Klimeš, black marketer Matuška, Alena, and her beloved Bártl. But Šimák discovers a different murderer. He invites everyone involved to the construction site that evening and there reveals the real killer - the building contractor Koudelák.

Cast

Vladimír Šmeral

detektiv Šimák

Josef Beyvl

vrchní inspektor Zouplna

Karel Pavlík

stavitel Arnošt Koudelák

Marie Kautská

Alena, Koudelákova dcera

František Holar

Bartl, Alenin přítel

Josef Maršálek

asistent František Beránek

Oldřich Vykypěl

polír M. Klimeš

Běla Jurdová

Klimešova žena

František Klika

obchodník Josef Matuška

Viktor Očásek

hostinský

Irena Bernátová

úřednice na stavebním referátě

Jiřina Bílá

Koudelákova sekretářka

Emil Kavan

stavební referent Kovanda

Miloš Hájek

ředitel Malomostecké cementárny

Jindra Hermanová

zákaznice u Matušky

Jan S. Kolár

továrník

Viktor Nejedlý

vrátný Paroubek

Miroslav Svoboda

muž v nepromokavém plášti

Jan W. Speerger

řidič Karel

Josef Balda

domovník Lavička

Deyl Rudolf ml.

tajný policista Skopal

Zlatomír Vacek

dělník

Vojta Plachý-Tůma

MUDr. Motal, majitel sanatoria

Felix Prédl

pacient

Marie Waltrová

Matušková žena

Zdeněk Šavrda

telefonní montér

Miroslav Abrahám

strážník

Arnošt Mirský

dělník

Zdeňka Balounová

zdravotní sestra v nemocnici

Anna Kubalová

sousedka

Emil Dlesk

host u baru

Marie Vildová

žena u stolu na slavnosti

Crew and creators

Music

Music Composed by

Julius Kalaš

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Milivoj Uzelac (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Dnes o půl jedenácté

English Title

Today at Half Past Ten

Working Title

Betonová past

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama, crime

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1949

Production Year

1949

Premiere

25 November 1949

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

VIII. tvůrčí kolektiv Vladimíra Kabelíka, Vladimír Kabelík (vedoucí VIII. tvůrčího kolektivu)

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

84 min

Versions

Czech