The Windy Mountain

adventure

Typology

feature

Czech title

Větrná hora

Runtime

97

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1955

Production year

1955

Premiere

03.02.1956

Language version

Czech

Director

Jiří Sequens

Screenplay

Miloš Velínský, Jiří Sequens

Screenstory

Miloš Velínský

Synopsis

A bus brings twelve new workers to the border area, to a place of geological research known as Windy Mountain. Three of them are young miners and the others are volunteers. Before they reach their destination the bus breaks down and the passengers wander around while the bus is being repaired. One of them boasts about knowing the area well, as he worked there as a prisoner during the war. And it is in fact him, Rudolf Pecián, who doesn't return to the bus. He is not found; the border guards are not deceived by the letter of apology that they receive a few days later, apparently from him. The handwriting is not his and the case is referred to the police. The warehouse manager Škvajn's explosives are missing. The young miners Vojta, Ctirad and Antonín promise they will try to find the perpetrators. In their investigation on Windy Mountain they find an old gallery and Pecián's body in it. At the mine gallery, they meet Škvajn and others who cooperated with a group of ex-Nazis who returned to pick up documents that were hidden there at the time of the war. The young men find themselves in mortal danger. Two of them are tied up and dragged into the gallery, where a time bomb is already ticking. There is shooting between the saboteurs and the border guards. One of the group admits that they killed Pecián because he could have revealed the position of the old gallery. The border guards manage to save the young men and capture the saboteurs.

Cast

Josef Vinklář

havíř Antonín Homolka

Stanislav Fišer

havíř Ctirad Šantora

Zdeněk Braunschläger

havíř Vojta Dufek

Rudolf Deyl ml.

skladník Karel Škvajn

Rudolf Hrušínský

zámečník Alois Pohanka

Miloš Kopecký

pytlák Melichar Hnátek

Robert Vrchota

holič a průzkumník Ludvík Mikula

Josef Kemr

paleontolog František Ježek

Eva Kubešová

účetní Ivana Bartáková

Stella Zázvorková

kuchařka Květa Vejvodová

Marie Kyselková

pomocnice kuchařky Anička Šafránková

Otto Lackovič

průzkumník Rudolf Pecián

Radovan Lukavský

závodní ing. Sobek

Jaroslav Mareš

řidič Rudného průzkumu

Václav Voska

vedoucí provozu ing. Terský

Stanislav Neumann

hlídač děda Jonáš

Miloš Vavruška

poručík Pohraniční stráže Jiří Plotek

Oldřich Vykypěl

hajný Petr Jiřička

Jiřina Steimarová

Růžena, žena hajného

Lubomír Lipský

staršina Pohraniční stráže

L. H. Struna

minér

Josef Chvalina

hlavní geolog

příslušníci Pohraniční stráže

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Helena Pokorná, Vladimír Zelenka

Camera Operator

Miroslav Sinkule, Vladimír Řezníček

Production Designer

Karel Lier

Set Designer

Antonín Pašek

Make-Up Artist

Vladimír Petřina

Film Editor

Jan Chaloupek

Sound Designer

Dobroslav Šrámek

Production Manager

Jiří Pokorný

Unit Production Manager

Josef Pitrák

Music

Music Composed by

Miloš Vacek

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

Kde končí cesty, Líbám, ženy, vás tak rád /árie z operety Paganini/, Ó, sole mio, Má milá rozmilá hněvá se na mě, Cikánský baron jsem já /árie z operety Cikánský baron/

Songwriter

Eduardo Di Capua (Ó, sole mio), Franz Lehár (Líbám, ženy, vás tak rád /árie z operety Paganini/), Johann Strauss ml. (Cikánský baron jsem já /árie z operety Cikánský baron/)

Writer of Lyrics

Josef Kainar (Kde končí cesty), Giovanni Capurro (Ó, sole mio)

Singer

Josef Vinklář (Kde končí cesty), Otto Lackovič (Líbám, ženy, vás tak rád /árie z operety Paganini/), Rudolf Deyl ml. [dab] (Ó, sole mio), Josef Vinklář (Má milá rozmilá hněvá se na mě), Stanislav Fišer (Má milá rozmilá hněvá se na mě), Rudolf Deyl ml. (Cikánský baron jsem já /árie z operety Cikánský baron/)

Production info

Original Title

Větrná hora

English Title

The Windy Mountain

Copyright

1955

Production Year

1955

Premiere

03.02.1956

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech