The Case Is Not Yet Closed

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production year

1957

Premiere

13 September 1957

Runtime

80 min

Category

film

Genre

detective

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Případ ještě nekončí

Czech title

Případ ještě nekončí

English title

The Case Is Not Yet Closed

Synopsis

Employees at an epidemiology research institute are celebrating the success of Dr Pánek's scientific work - the discovery of an anti-tetanus serum for which Pánek receives a reward of twenty thousand crowns. The day after the party the whole institute is in turmoil. The secure safe where Pánek put his documents on the serum and his money has been broken into. The money is gone and a broken test tube containing the tetanus bacteria is lying by the strong box. The manner of the robbery suggests to the police that this is the work of pre-War safe-breakers Moučka and Chládek. Moučka, however, died at the end of the War. Chládek knows one of the lab technicians at the institute but is soon found dead in a nearby quarry with Pánek's money in his pockets. It seems a clear case. Even so, a number of mysterious facts remain, including the fact that fingerprints of the apparently deceased Moučka are found on one of the banknotes. The investigation continues until certain pointers set the police onto the trail of the driver Hába who is later identified as Moučka. They discover that Moučka alias Hába was not concerned with Pánek's money. He stole and sold off Pánek's work, stuffed the money into Chládek's pockets and threw him into the quarry. Pánek was fortunately able to finally publish his work. During his interrogation Moučka is struck by a fit of tetanus since he had infected himself when he accidently broke the test tube full of bacteria.

Cast

Vladimír Ráž

dr. Václav Pánek

Václav Voska

dr. Vladimír Gajdoš

Irena Kačírková

dr. Lída Kafková

Rudolf Deyl ml.

kapitán SNB Šebek

Zora Polanová

asistentka Marie Bosáková

Jan Pivec

řidič Hába alias Josef Moučka

Ladislav Pešek

Karel Chládek

Jaroslav Marvan

příslušník SNB Zouplna

Miloš Nedbal

ing. Karel Vlach

Mirko Musil

policista

Jan Maška

vyšetřovatel

Miloš Vavruška

vyšetřovatel

Zdeněk Jelínek

host na oslavě

Karel Krautgartner

hudebník, klarinetista

Jiří Verberger

hudebník, pianista

Karel Turnovský

hudebník, hráč na bicí

Adolf Šmíd

hudebník, trumpetista

Commentary

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Vladimír Zelenka

Assistant Director

Helena Pokorná, Jaroslav Jaroš

Shooting Script

Ladislav Rychman

Director of Photography

Alois Jiráček

Second Unit Photography

Miroslav Sinkule

Camera Operator

Jaroslav Kupšík

Production Designer

Bohuslav Kulič

Costumes

Marie Malá

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Dobroslav Šrámek

Production Manager

Jiří Pokorný

Unit Production Manager

Vladimír Vojta

Consultant

MUDr. Miroslav Holub, dr. Milada Suchanová, mjr. Vladimír Chylík

Music

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Štěpán Koníček), Orchestr Karla Krautgartnera (Music Conducted by Karel Krautgartner)

Production info

Original Title

Případ ještě nekončí

Czech Title

Případ ještě nekončí

English Title

The Case Is Not Yet Closed

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

detective

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production Year

1957

Production specifications

projection approval 07/1957

Premiere

preview 6 September 1957 (kino Sevastopol /1 týden/, Praha)
premiere 13 September 1957 /unsuitable for youths/ (kina Lucerna /5 týdnů/, Kyjev /1 týden/, Bystrica /1 týden od 20. 9./, Radost /1 týden od 27. 9./ a Oko /1 týden od 11. 10./, Praha)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Barrandov

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Šmída – Kabelík, Vladimír Kabelík (vedoucí tvůrčí skupiny), Bohumil Šmída (vedoucí tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

80 min

Original length in metres

2 282 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 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