Safebreakers

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production year

1957—1958

Premiere

27 June 1958

Runtime

82 min

Category

film

Genre

detective, comedy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Kasaři

Czech title

Kasaři

English title

Safebreakers

Synopsis

In the Sitex factory someone shut the door to the safe by mistake, leaving not only the keys inside but also important documents which are to be discussed the next day at the Ministry. The locksmiths could use oxyacetylene burner to open the safe but all the papers would be destroyed. The company director asks police Lieutenant Rybák for help; he knows of only one possibility. Rybák seeks help from a former safe-cracker, now a decent reformed citizen. He is willing to take him at night to the factory in secret. The widower Procházka was a safe-cracker before the War, he spent the War in a concentration camp, after the War he changed his name to Fiala and is now earning an honest living. His son has no idea about his former life and he is about to get married. At Rybák's insistence Fiala finally agrees to the job and opens the safe. Two weeks later, however, the safe is robbed during the night. Fiala is seemingly top of the list of suspects. Rybák, however, trusts him. Fiala sets off for Prague to seek out his former gang in order to find the culprit. All of them, with the exception of Kosík, are living an honest life now. Kosík, however, committed another robbery and was arrested. A subsequent investigation proves Fiala's innocence. The accountant Háša had seized his opportunity and stole the money making it look like a robbery. Thus, Fiala is now able to attend his son's wedding in a calm frame of mind.

Cast

Ladislav Pešek

zámečník Fiala, bývalý kasař Josef Procházka

Jan Pivec

poručík SNB Josef Rybák

Rudolf Hrušínský

kapitán SNB Šmok

Josef Gruss

náčelník SNB nadporučík Vejrych

Josef Beyvl

účetní Háša

Josef Kemr

pokladník Krumpera

Martin Růžek

ředitel továrny Prokeš

Eduard Kohout

tovární mistr Alois Boček, bývalý kasař

Eman Fiala

kostelník František Kilián, bývalý kasař

Ivo Palec

elektrikář Karel, Fialův syn

Jiřina Bohdalová

Slávka Vokáčová, Karlova snoubenka

Ludmila Píchová

sekretářka Nováková

Václav Trégl

vrátný Horák

Ota Motyčka

Vokáč, Slávčin otec

Jan Matýsek

Šmokův asistent

Oldřich Hoblík

inženýr Sláma

Eva Svobodová

Vokáčová, Slávčina matka

Josef Šidlichovský

hostinský Bouzák

Mirko Musil

příslušník SNB

Lubomír Kostelka

příslušník SNB

Richard Záhorský

Kosíkův kumpán

Vladimír Majer

Kosíkův kumpán

Miloš Liška

vyděšený úředník

Marcela Sedláčková

Kosíkova společnice

Rudolf Široký

úředník na poště

Emil Dlesk

vrátný na poště

Jana Hrdličková

telefonistka

Vladimír Pucholt

zámečnický učedník

Josef Příhoda

poštovní zřízenec

Milka Balek-Brodská

žena myjící okno

Jiřina Bílá

sekretářka SNB Jiřinka

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Milada Mikešová, Eva Vošmiková

Shooting Script

Pavel Blumenfeld

Director of Photography

Josef Střecha, Jiří Šafář

Production Designer

Vladimír Labský

Assistent Production Designer

Juraj Červík

Set Designer

Jiří Cvrček, Stanislav Pavlík

Costume Designer

Karel Postřehovský

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Assistant Film Editor

Magda Hájková

Production Manager

Josef Ouzký

Unit Production Manager

Eliška Nejedlá

Cooperation

Městská správa VB Praha

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Šust

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by František Belfín),

Production info

Original Title

Kasaři

Czech Title

Kasaři

English Title

Safebreakers

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

detective, comedy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1958

Production Year

1957—1958

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 19 June 1957
technical Screenplay approved 15 July 1957
start of filming 15 August 1957
end of filming 23 January 1958
projection approval 22 April 1958

Premiere

premiere 27 June 1958

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

Hostivař

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Šebor – Kratochvíl, Miloš V. Kratochvíl (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Jiří Šebor (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

82 min

Original length in metres

2 577 meters

Distribution carrier

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