A White Slide

detective, crime

Typology

feature

Czech title

Bílá spona

Runtime

73

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1960

Production year

1960

Premiere

16.06.1961

Language version

Czech

Director

Martin Frič

Screenplay

Vladimír Stibořík, Jaroslav Klíma, Jiří Mareš

Screenstory

Vladimír Stibořík

Synopsis

Police received a report from the railway guard about a theft of goods from a wagon to be offloaded at the railway station. The theft took place at night, and at the time the rail tracks were crossed only by an ambulance. The investigators, Captain Chládek and Lieutenants Burda and Janda soon find out that no ambulance was supposed to be near the railway station. Soon afterwards a robbery is reported in a warehouse of the Astra department store. A suspicious van, standing during the night near Astra, is found later in the morning after a crash along with dead driver Nekola. Ambitious Lieutenant Janda soon finds out with consternation that his younger brother Pavel was Nekola's acquaintance and spent the preceding night with him and his girlfriend Vlasta at a dance club. Nevertheless they find at Nekola's place a photograph of a woman seen from behind with a strange white brooch in her hair. Captain Chládek is calm and objective, and does not accept Janda's request for dismissal. It is not necessary, because Pavel has an alibi. Meticulously working investigators discover a gang which stole the goods and faked the robbery in Astra, where some of the gang members were employed. In the final showdown with the robbers Chládek is wounded. His first visitors in the hospital are Pavel and Vlasta.

Cast

Čestmír Řanda

kapitán VB Chládek

Jan Pohan

poručík VB Jiří Janda

Milan Holubář

poručík VB Karel Burda

Václav Tomšovský

Pavel, Jandův bratr

Blažena Kramešová

prodavačka Vlasta Ziková, Pavlova

Jarmila Smejkalová

vedoucí oddělení v Astře Marie Hor

Oldřich Nový

starožitník Jan Horák, Mariin býva

Radoslav Brzobohatý

řidič Jan Nekola

Bohumil Švarc

Stejskal, ředitel obchodního domu

Lubomír Kostelka

skladník Wiesner

Ilona Kubásková

domovnice Bláhová

Pavla Maršálková

Jandová, matka Jiřího a Pavla

Nina Popelíková

Táflová, Nekolova bytná

Jiřina Bílá

zákaznice

František Miroslav Doubrava

staršina Železniční bezpečnostní stráže

Arnošt Faltýnek

železničář

Bohuš Hradil

starožitník

Karel Kocourek

garážmistr

Miloš Liška

číšník

Karel Pavlík

příslušník VB Moučka

Miloš Vavruška

strážmistr VB

Blažena Slavíčková

Márinka, sousedka Bláhové

Josef Steigl

Kindl, vedoucí Adrie

Josef Příhoda

zaměstnanec v čistírně

Crew and creators

Director

Martin Frič

Second Unit Director

Václav Berdych

Assistant Director

Ota Koval, Jana Dörflová, Jarmila Hurychová

Shooting Script

Martin Frič

Camera

Jan Roth

Second Unit Photography

Bohumil Hába

Camera Operator

Vojtěch Kuthan

Production Designer

Milan Nejedlý

Set Designer

Ivo Černý, Václav Kozel, Vladimír Mácha

Film Editor

Jan Kohout

Sound Designer

Emanuel Formánek

Production Manager

Ladislav Kalaš

Unit Production Manager

Adolf Široký, Josef Mathauser

Consultant

pplk. Josef Hrubý

Cooperation

Jiří Hlupý

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Srnka

Music Performed by

FISYO, skupina Václava Kučery

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

Cucurrucucú paloma

Songwriter

Tomás Méndez Sosa (Cucurrucucú paloma)

Writer of Lyrics

Tomás Méndez Sosa (Cucurrucucú paloma)

Singer

Tomáš Procházka (Cucurrucucú paloma), Bohumil Zeman (Tomás Méndez Sosa), Marta Kučerová (Cucurrucucú paloma), Václav Kučera (2) (Cucurrucucú paloma)

Production info

Original Title

Bílá spona

English Title

A White Slide

Working Title

Stopa

Copyright

1960

Production Year

1960

Premiere

16.06.1961

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Creative Group

Novotný – Kubala, Bedřich Kubala, Ladislav Novotný

Technical info

Versions

Czech