The Last Shot

drama

Typology

feature

Czech title

Poslední výstřel

Runtime

93

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1950

Production year

1950

Premiere

04.08.1950

Language version

Czech

Director

Jiří Weiss

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

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 (FISYO)

Songs

Na tom pražském mostě

Production info

Original Title

Poslední výstřel

English Title

The Last Shot

Copyright

1950

Production Year

1950

Premiere

04.08.1950

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Jiří Weiss

Technical info

Versions

Czech