The Last Shot

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1950

Production year

1949—1950

Premiere

4 August 1950

Runtime

93 min

Director

Jiří Weiss

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Poslední výstřel

Czech title

Poslední výstřel

English title

The Last Shot

Synopsis

The last days of the Second World War in the Vítkovice ironworks. The fanatical Germans are still considering an increase in production while the Czechs, led by Communist party member Halfar and engineer Hejnych, try to slow it down. Halfar's furnace is hit during one of the numerous air raids. The workers are glad that the furnace will no longer work for the Germans and they go home. Halfar and Hejnych are the only ones thinking of the future and they start to repair it. Among the workers rushing off home from the factory is the slag-worker Kuča whose wife is pregnant in their home in a nearby village. When he discovers, however, that the Germans intend to blow up the high furnaces, he runs back immediately to warn his companions. The workers are thus able to prevent the destruction of the furnaces. The front is approaching the town, the Germans are fleeing and soon the inhabitants of Vítkovice are able to welcome the Red Army. Halfar immediately puts together a group of men to repair the damaged furnace. The young electrician Ludvíček is glad to do his share. He is, however, killed by the last shot fired by hidden German soldiers.

Cast

Antonín Klimša

předák vysoké pece Halfar

Jiří Kostka

polský inženýr Liberta alias tavič Svoboda

Adolf Král

struskař Robert Kuča

Čeněk Rábl

tavič Grygar

Zdeněk Grygar

hutník Greč

Soběslav Křivda

elektromechanik Ludvíček

František Vyplel

Klapetek

Štěpán Gorniesiewicz

tavič Vantuch

Inocenc Březina

tesař stryk Kocur

Augustin Lanča

stryk Anzelm

Josef Brus

elektrikář Lacek

Jana Kalášková

Hanka, Kučova žena

Nelly Gaierová

kantýnská Apolenka, Grečova žena

Jindřich Vicherek

závodní stráž Černý

František Šlégr

vrchní zemský rada

Rudolf Široký

ing. Hejnych

Miloslav Holub

ing. Botur

František Klika

německý ředitel

Jaromír Krejčí

plukovník von Staupe

Adolf Kaštovský

minér Johann Kurka

Břetislav Lanča

Gavela

Pavel Nozar

gestapák

Blažej Jiříkovský

Výtisk

Rudolf Grudněvič

luftschutzák

Marie Palečková

německá sekretářka Piskáčková

Crew and creators

Director

Jiří Weiss

Second Unit Director

Zbyněk Brynych

Assistant Director

Miroslav Svoboda

Screenstory

Milan Rusínský

Director of Photography

Ferdinand Pečenka

Production Designer

Bohuslav Kulič, Karel Lier

Set Designer

Josef Pavlík

Make-Up Artist

Otakar Košťál

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Dobroslav Šrámek

Production Manager

Ladislav Terš

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslav Prokop

Consultant

Josef Libřický (technický poradce), E. Šafr (vojenský poradce)

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Srnka

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Milivoj Uzelac),

Songs

Na tom pražském mostě

Production info

Original Title

Poslední výstřel

Czech Title

Poslední výstřel

English Title

The Last Shot

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1950

Production Year

1949—1950

Production specifications

the first film copy approved 03/1950
projection approval 6 July 1950 (konec povolení k promítání 6. 7. 1955)

Premiere

premiere 4 August 1950

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Hostivař

Creative Group

II. tvůrčí kolektiv Jiřího Weisse, Jiří Weiss (vedoucí II. tvůrčího kolektivu)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

93 min

Original length in metres

2 633 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech