Ring Up Martin

detective, children

Typology

feature

Czech title

Volejte Martina

Runtime

0 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1965

Production year

1965

Premiere

02.09.1966

Language version

Czech

Director

Milan Vošmik

Summary

The first of a quartet of child crime entertainment features was created in 1965 by director Milan Vošmik, working with seasoned screenwriter Ota Hofman. Young audiences are for the first time introduced to a likeable captain of public security (the communist-era name for the police), Martin Martin (Jaroslav Vízner). Fans were subsequently able to follow his investigations through a further three motion pictures made in 1966, namely U telefonu Martin (Martin Speaking), Martin a devět bláznů (Martin and Nine Fools) and Martin a červené sklíčko (Martin and the Red Glass). Captain Martin’s first case in Volejte Martina, entitled Tři láhave (Three Bottles), sees him pursue a boy who has run away from an orphanage. By chance, the boy discovers some stolen postage stamps. The following case, Létající kolotoč (Flying Merry-Go-Round) takes place in a small town. The plot sees the detective investigate a situation in which carousel horses have been moved to a church tower. As in the first case, Martin is the wise character who restores everything to order. Andrea Čunderlíková, Miroslav Vladyka and Karel Smyczek appear in the second story, portraying the Children’s League of the Just.

Synopsis

Two short stories. Two stories whose main character is the head of the children's police department, likeable detective Martin.

Cast

Jaroslav Vízner

vyšetřovatel VB dr. Martin

Martin Růžek

plukovník VB

Vladimír Hrubý

příslušník VB Kraus

Oldřich Musil

příslušník VB Čermák

Saša Brejcha

Radek Benda

Eman Fiala

vrátný

Juraj Herz

zloděj Charland

Gustav Hrdlička

Charlandův společník

Monika Švábová

telefonistka VB

František Vicena

montér v garážích

Josef Koza

montér v garážích

Vlastimil Hašek

poručík VB

Jan Pohan

praporčík VB

Emil Kavan

rotný VB

Gabriela Bártlová-Buddeusová

okradená mlékařka

Stanislav Neumann

majitel kolotoče

Vladimír Menšík

nadpraporčík VB

Jiří Menzel

strážmistr VB

Karel Smyczek

pikolík, člen Ligy spravedlivých

Zdeněk Prokeš

člen Ligy spravedlivých

Miroslav Vladyka

člen Ligy spravedlivých

Lucie Žulová

členka Ligy spravedlivých

Andrea Čunderlíková

členka Ligy spravedlivých

Josef Schmied

provazochodec

Karel Schmied

provazochodec

Helena Lišková

holčička s kávomlýnkem

Margit Dubová

Vilém Fleischmann

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jan Mimra

Screenstory

Ota Hofman

Screenplay

Ota Hofman

Second Unit Photography

Rudolf Jokl

Production Designer

Vladimír Labský

Set Designer

Vladimír Mácha

Costume Designer

Karel Postřehovský

Make-Up Artist

Oldřich Mach

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Emil Poledník

Production Manager

Jaroslav Jílovec

Unit Production Manager

Karel Kochman

Consultant

kpt. Jaroslav Kapitán, pplk. Josef Plechatý

Music

Music Composed by

Svatopluk Havelka

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Songs

Jednou nebudeme malí, Oliver Twist, Po babičce klokočí, Měl dědeček kolotoč, sežral mu ho červotoč, Já miluji jen vás

Songwriter

Svatopluk Havelka (Jednou nebudeme malí), Karel Mareš (Oliver Twist), Jiří Šlitr (Po babičce klokočí), John Gollwell (Já miluji jen vás)

Writer of Lyrics

Josef Brukner (Jednou nebudeme malí), Rostislav Černý (Oliver Twist)

Singer

dětský sbor (Jednou nebudeme malí), Eva Pilarová (Oliver Twist), Waldemar Matuška (Oliver Twist), Karel Štědrý (Oliver Twist), dětský sbor (Měl dědeček kolotoč, sežral mu ho červotoč)

Production info

Original Title

Volejte Martina

English Title

Ring Up Martin

Working Title

Volejte Martina 22-44-66

Category

povídkový film

Typology

feature

Genre

detective, children

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1965

Production Year

1965

Premiere

02.09.1966

Creative Group

Švabík – Procházka, Jan Procházka, Erich Švabík

Technical info

Versions

Czech