The Forgery

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production year

1957

Premiere

29 November 1957

Category

film

Genre

detective, crime

Typology

feature

Original title

Padělek

Czech title

Padělek

English title

The Forgery

Synopsis

Actress Olga Brandová arrives home from the cinema and finds her husband, whom she is divorcing, shot dead. It seems like a clear case of suicide, however, police Lieutenant Dušek has suspicions that he was murdered, possibly even by Olga. A letter from the dead Brand supposedly confirms the suicide. Olga's lawyer and friend, Dr Klimeš, gradually uncovers all kinds of strange circumstances surrounding Brand's death. He first finds out that the letter is a forgery and that Brand belonged to a dangerous gang which committed crimes against the state. Dr Klimeš is not sure whether to give Dušek this information. He is afraid that his testimony would confirm Dušek's suspicions about Olga. In the end his sense for justice and truth gets the better of him. The information he provides leads to the unveiling of the gang's criminal activities. Further investigation proves Olga's innocence, and Brand's murderer is found. The latter had forced money out of Brand which he had received for his services to a foreign legation.

Cast

Vítězslav Vejražka

právní zástupce JUDr. Petr Klimeš

Vlasta Matulová

herečka Olga Brandová

František Hanus

nadporučík Dušek

Stanislav Neumann

profesor Novák

Bohumil Švarc

poručík Karlíček

Jaroslav Mareš

Hugo Drašner

Walter Taub

dr. Vilém Horyna

Václav Vydra ml.

Karel Brand

Vladimír Menšík

Alfréd Toglar alias Václav Dvořáček

Otylie Beníšková

Klimešova matka

Miloš Nedbal

podplukovník

Jaroslava Adamová

Drašnerova milenka Kadlecová

Nina Bártů

Nováková

Vladimír Bičík

příslušník VB u vysílačky

Věra Hanslíková

dispečerka záchranné stanice

Bohuš Hradil

vedoucí kina

Jana Koulová

sekretářka u Klimeše

Stanislav Langer

předseda soudu

Karel Linc

Karel Palouš

Heda Marková

správcová

Karel Pavlík

lékař

Jiří Pleskot

důstojník VB

Jiří Suk

laborant

Miroslav Zounar

dozorčí důstojník

Ladislav Trojan

příslušník VB

Ladislav Gzela

člen bandy

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Bohumil Kouba

Assistant Director

Jana Pokorná

Screenstory

Eduard Fiker

Screenplay

Eduard Fiker

Second Unit Photography

Stanislav Kautský

Production Designer

Karel Škvor

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Stanislav Vondraš

Production Manager

Miloš Mastník

Consultant

npor. Miroslav Opravil

Cooperation

Eva Kučerová

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Srnka

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Padělek

English Title

The Forgery

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

detective, crime

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1957

Production Year

1957

Premiere

29 November 1957

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Šebor – Kratochvíl, Miloš V. Kratochvíl, Jiří Šebor

Technical info

Versions

Czech