Operation B

adventure

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Akce B

Runtime

95 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1951

Production year

1951

Premiere

22.02.1952

Language version

Czech

Director

Josef Mach

Synopsis

Two years after the end of the Second World War, the remnants of Ukrainian Insurgence Army, called the Bandera's after their former commander Stepan Bandera, are trying to get from Poland through Slovakia to Germany in the West. They resort to sabotages also on Czechoslovak territory, and therefore army and police units are deployed to capture them. Soldiers and policemen are warned about the danger of encountering spies and collaborators of the Bandera's. In the meantime police investigators are arresting catholic clergy for supplying the saboteurs with weapons and false documents. Soldiers are operating in the area of Small Fatra, and it seems there must be someone amongst them who provides the Bandera's with information about planned movements of the army. The traitor turns out to be Lieutenant Rychta, and eventually they have enough evidence of his guilt to convict him. In a small wine cellar private Ondra is attracted to a girl called Anička, who is later also discovered to have links with the Bandera's. Shoot-outs break out, some of the Bandera's are arrested, lives are lost on both sides. In November 1947, after arresting remnants of the Bandera's, it is possible to restore law and order in Slovakia again.

Cast

Josef Bek

kapitán Synek

Rudolf Deyl ml.

poručík Málek

Bohumil Smutný

poručík Rychta

Mirko Čech

osvětový nadporučík SNB

Miloš Vavruška

desátník Tonda

Karel Richter

svobodník Venca

Jiří Sovák

vojín Jula

Martin Ťapák

vojín Ondra Pavlovič

Antonín Šůra

vojín Láďa

Mikuláš Huba

major SNB

Oldřich Lukeš

praporčík SNB Suk

Antonie Hegerliková

venkovanka Mária

Miloslav Holub

banderovec Burlak

Jaroslav Mareš

banderovec Juzek Kuczerjavý

Josef Chvalina

banderovec Fenda

František Holar

banderovec Gočeň

Vlasta Chramostová

Ofelie, Burlakova milenka

Dana Medřická

agentka Polana vlastním jménem Juditta Werner alias Anička

Otylie Beníšková

hospodyně na faře

Otakar Brousek

dělník

Karel Houska

farář Pavel Hučko

Bohuš Hradil

vyšetřující důstojník

Marie Rýdlová

abatyše

Ondrej Jariabek

krčmář

Emil Kavan

strážmistr Kilián

Jiří Kostka

agent Žilinský

Vladimír Kostovič

příslušník SNB

Hynek Němec

dělník

Adolf Král

slovenský dělník

Alois Krmela

důstojník SNB

Stanislav Langer

monsignore

J. O. Martin

slovenský vesničan

Jiří Němeček

spojka SNB

Miroslav Svoboda

diverzant

Jozef Šikuta

farář

Jaroslav Prokop

člen Národně socialistické strany

Martin Raus

člen Národně socialistické strany

Jiří Rulík

příslušník policie

Věra Váchová

sekretářka

Gejza Sedlák

Karel Viesner

Josef Lípa

B. Kozáková

J. Hrazdíra

Crew and creators

Director

Josef Mach

Screenstory

Eduard Fiker

Shooting Script

Josef Mach

Camera Operator

Rudolf Jokl, Jan Novák

Production Designer

Miroslav Pelc

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Josef Vlček

Unit Production Manager

Antonín Kubový

Cooperation

Ministerstvo národní bezpečnosti ČSR, Ministerstvo národní obrany ČSR

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Srnka

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Milivoj Uzelac (FISYO)

Songs

Ej, zalužické polo s ružami okolo, Ponáhlaj se, šuhaj

Singer

sbor (Ej, zalužické polo s ružami okolo), Martin Ťapák (Ponáhlaj se, šuhaj), dívčí sbor (Ponáhlaj se, šuhaj)

Production info

Original Title

Akce B

English Title

Operation B

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

adventure

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1951

Production Year

1951

Premiere

22.02.1952

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

95 min

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Státní ceny za rok 1951

1952
Praha / Czechoslovakia
Josef Mach