The Case of Doctor Kovář

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Případ dr. Kováře

Runtime

76

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1950

Production year

1950

Premiere

28.04.1950

Language version

Czech

Director

Miloš Makovec

Synopsis

A boiler explodes in a small paint factory. Some of the machinery is demolished during the explosion and several workers are injured. The worst affected is Váša who may have to have his hands amputated. He is looked after by doctor Kovář who, despite conflicts with the senior consultant, uses all the medication available in order to help Váša recover. In the meantime, an investigation is under way in the factory. The workers are angry at the factory owner Olbrich who is trying to put the blame on them. Olbrich also has to face the wrath of the sheriff since he tactlessly and untimely releases a quarter of the workforce. Olbrich thus looks for witnesses who would testify to the negligence of the workers. He only manages to bribe young Blahna to support him who needs money to pay for his girlfriend's abortion. The girl, however, leaves him for his disloyalty. The workers call a meeting and threaten to strike. Doctor Kovář has made progress in the hospital and has managed to save Váša's hands. The senior consultant nevertheless forces Kovář to leave the hospital, but in the end he leaves himself to work in a private sanatorium. Kovář stays behind, to the delight of the needy.

Cast

Otomar Krejča

MUDr. Kovář

Jiří Plachý

primář MUDr. Pokorný

František Šlégr

továrník K. Olbrich

Vlasta Vlasáková

Marie Kalčíková

Jaroslav Malík

dělník Kalčík, Mariin otec

Jaroslav Mareš

dělník Antonín Blahna, Mariin snoubenec

Václav Lohniský

dělník Jan Váša

Vladimír Řepa

poslanec Hlávka

Jaroslav Moučka

dělník Alois Velínský

Karel Houska

primářův synovec MUDr. Mráz

Ludmila Burešová

pradlena, Vášova žena

Karel Černoch

Zedníček

Stanislav Langer

hejtman Vrána

Libuše Pospíšilová

zdravotní sestra Helena

Josef Mráz

ošetřovatel Jan, Helenin snoubenec

Josef Najman

starý dělník Kalous

Julie Šafářová

vrchní sestra Anna

Taťána Vavřincová

Pokorná, manželka primáře

Věra Kalendová

zdravotní sestra

Ladislav Gzela

dělník

František Marek

vrátný v nemocnici

Ota Motyčka

účetní Patera

Viktor Očásek

správní rada Loukota

Oldřich Lukeš

delegát za odbory dělník

Věra Kadlecová

zdravotní sestra

Bohuš Hradil

člen vyšetřovací komise

Karel Hovorka

člen vyšetřovací komise

Jan Holubář

V. Stelzigová

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Věra Ženíšková

Screenstory

Eduard Vondrák, Jaroslav Hulák, Emil Radok

Camera Operator

Josef Illík

Production Designer

Miloš Třeška

Set Designer

Jan Janda

Costume Designer

Dagmar Berková

Make-Up Artist

Vladimír Černý

Sound Designer

Karel Cajthaml

Production Manager

František Milič, Gustav Rohan

Music

Music Composed by

Jan Rychlík

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Milivoj Uzelac (FISYO)

Songs

Ó, Marianno, Internacionála

Songwriter

Pierre Degeyter (Internacionála)

Production info

Original Title

Případ dr. Kováře

English Title

The Case of Doctor Kovář

Copyright

1950

Production Year

1950

Premiere

28.04.1950

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Jiří Hájek

Technical info

Versions

Czech