The Daniela Case

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1964

Premiere

7 May 1965

Runtime

51 min

Director

Pavel Háša

Category

film

Genre

spy

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionmedium

Original title

Případ Daniela

Czech title

Případ Daniela

English title

The Daniela Case

Working title

Daniela čeká marně

Synopsis

Czechoslovak counter-intelligence has for a while been detecting coded numerical messages using the password "Daniela". When the message is decoded it proves to have come from an unidentified agent requesting information about new weapons tests. The armaments factory employs several hundred people, each one of whom could be the spy. The authorities begin meticulous and rigorous surveillance of all the factory workers and visitors. One day, on the border with the German Democratic Republic, a man is found dead after trying to enter Czechoslovakia illegally. The fingerprint data matching and further investigation reveal his identity and his link to the "Daniela" case. The evidence leads to Berlin and then back to Prague and Ústí nad Labem. The police progressively identify further people helping the foreign espionage ring. They lure the German spy into Czechoslovakia. He is closely followed by the Czechoslovak counter-espionage team and leads them to a whole network of spies. He is caught and imprisoned and the tests for the new weapon can now be completed without risk.

Cast

Václav Fišer

hlavní vyšetřovatel

Jiří Svoboda

mladý vyšetřovatel

Ota Varský

krejčí Josef Němeček

Miroslav Abrahám

agent Klaus Külpe, vlastním jménem Jan Valt

Zdeněk Ornest

inženýr Feigl

Jindřiška Gabriela Preissová

Marie Kratochvílová

Karel Leschinger

Jan Drozd

Alois Plocek

V. Moucha

Crew and creators

Director

Pavel Háša

Second Unit Director

František Brychta

Screenstory

Roman Hlaváč

Director of Photography

Jaroslav Kadlec

Camera Operator

Karel Hložek

Production Designer

Milan Nejedlý

Film Editor

Zdeněk Stehlík

Sound Designer

Karel Cajthaml

Production Manager

Miloslav Jílovec

Unit Production Manager

Vítězslav Kurfürst

Consultant

mjr. Vladimír Chylík, Karel Paul

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Šust

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Štěpán Koníček),

Production info

Original Title

Případ Daniela

Czech Title

Případ Daniela

English Title

The Daniela Case

Working Title

Daniela čeká marně

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

spy

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1964

Production specifications

projection approval 12 January 1965

Premiere

premiere 7 May 1965

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Duration typology

medium length film

Duration in minutes

51 min

Original length in metres

1 455 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Versions

Czech