The Varney Case

étude

Typology

feature

Czech title

Případ Varney

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1962

Production year

1962

Language version

Czech

Director

Rudolf Adler

Synopsis

Varney is convicted of the murder of his lover's jealous husband. The wife doesn't help him at the trial; she even accuses him of raping her. Varney is sentenced to twenty years in prison. He is desperate and even his fellow inmate cannot comfort him with the thought it's the poor that have no choice while the rich find their way out of everything. Varney looks for a tool to dig his way out to freedom but a toothbrush is the only thing he finds. The other inmate is set free and Varney rakes furiously with a broken toothbrush.

Cast

Ladislav Mrkvička

vězeň Varney

Viktor Maurer

spoluvězeň

Crew and creators

Director

Rudolf Adler

Based on

Albert Maltz (Dlouhý den v krátkém životě /A Long Day in a Short Life/ – román)

Sound Designer

Oldřich Tichý

Production Manager

Dagmar Zunová, Jana Kresslová

Pedagogical management

Bořivoj Zeman (režie), František A. Dvořák (dramaturgie), Jan Kališ (kamera), Eduard Landisch (kamera)

Production info

Original Title

Případ Varney

English Title

The Varney Case

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

étude

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1962

Production Year

1962

Production

Studio FAMU

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech