The Lost Track

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1955

Production year

1955

Premiere

15 June 1956

Runtime

84 min

Category

film

Genre

adventure

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Ztracená stopa

Czech title

Ztracená stopa

English title

The Lost Track

Synopsis

Pavel Kříž is a sensitive young man deeply in love with his girlfriend Jana. Being transferred to a border guard's training centre for sniffer-dogs, he does not see her too often. Solitary Pavel is not the best prototype of an enthusiastic soldier, which provokes his superior, Lieutenant Růžička. Therefore the lieutenant only reluctantly allows Pavel to train an Alsatian named Bojar. The dog was recently shot and wounded by an unknown offender and became uncontrollable. He is considered unfit for the service, but Pavel found a friend in him and does his best to prove that the dog is good. One day, all the dogs are poisoned. Only Bojar who was with Pavel in the office survives. The border guards have to use Bojar to track down the offender. The Alsatian brings them to the shepherd Janura. Everybody considers it Bojar's failure: nobody knows that Janura is the searched-for saboteur. Some time later, Janura attempts to murder the old shepherd as well as Pavel himself, but Bojar fortunately succeeds in fetching the border guards. The consequent dramatic events prove both Pavel's courage and Bojar's preparedness. Janura is hunted down. Pavel and Bojar proved competent in the fight against the enemy and Růžička makes an honourable mention of them in the daily report.

Cast

Eduard Cupák

vojín Pavel Kříž

Zdeněk Dítě

poručík Růžička

Karol L. Zachar

bača Bednár

Josef Bek

poručík Josef Janda

Eliška Kuchařová

Jana, Pavlova dívka

Ilja Racek

bačův pomocník Janura

Anton Mrvečka

vojín Ondra Vrána

Vladimír Hrubý

vojín Ivo Linhart

Vladimír Stach

četař Kaňka

Libuše Pospíšilová

Vlasta, Linhartova žena

Ladislav Gzela

hospodský

Rudolf Křivánek

veterinář

Jitka Kasalická

dívka na zábavě

Vlasta Kasalická

dívka na zábavě

František Miroslav Doubrava

vojín starající se o psy

pes Bojar

vlčák Bojar

pes Hasso

Janurův vlčák

pes Blesk

vlčák Blesk

pes Ťapka

štěně vlčáka

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Vladimír Voves

Assistant Director

Dagmar Perlová, Libuše Škrábalová, Viliam Čánky

Screenplay

Jiří Beneš

Shooting Script

Karel Kachyňa

Director of Photography

Jaroslav Kučera

Camera Operator

Stanislav Milota, Jaroslav Šmajsl

Production Designer

Karel Černý

Set Designer

Vladimír Mácha

Sound Designer

Karel Cajthaml

Unit Production Manager

František Karásek

Consultant

npor. Karel Hartl

Cooperation

jednotky Pohraniční stráže

Music

Music Composed by

Miloš Vacek

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín),

Songs

Admádě zdar /Vojáci, dejme výstrahu/

Songwriter Radim Drejsl
Writer of Lyrics Miroslav Zachata
Singer mužský sbor

Production info

Original Title

Ztracená stopa

Czech Title

Ztracená stopa

English Title

The Lost Track

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

adventure

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1955

Production Year

1955

Production specifications

projection approval 6 April 1956

Premiere

premiere 15 June 1956

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

84 min

Original length in metres

2 379 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,37

Colour

colour

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

mono

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech