Ring Up Martin

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1965

Production year

1965

Premiere

2 September 1966

Runtime

75 min

Category

povídkový film

Genre

detective, children

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Volejte Martina

Czech title

Volejte Martina

English title

Ring Up Martin

Working title

Volejte Martina 22-44-66

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.

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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

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

Shooting Script

Milan Vošmik

Director of Photography

Jan Novák

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)

Songs

Jednou nebudeme malí

Songwriter Svatopluk Havelka
Writer of Lyrics Josef Brukner
Singer dětský sbor

Oliver Twist

Songwriter Karel Mareš
Writer of Lyrics Rostislav Černý
Singer Eva PilarováWaldemar MatuškaKarel Štědrý

Po babičce klokočí

Songwriter Jiří Šlitr

Měl dědeček kolotoč, sežral mu ho červotoč

Singer dětský sbor

Já miluji jen vás

Songwriter John Gollwell

Production info

Original Title

Volejte Martina

Czech Title

Volejte Martina

English Title

Ring Up Martin

Working Title

Volejte Martina 22-44-66

Category

povídkový film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

detective, children

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1965

Production Year

1965

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 19 January 1965
technical Screenplay approved 31 March 1965
start of filming 27 April 1965
end of filming 12 December 1965
projection approval 21 December 1965

Premiere

premiere 2 September 1966 /suitable for youths/ (celostátní)
premiere 14 October 1966 /suitable for youths/ (kino Klub /2 týdny/, Praha)

Studio

Barrandov

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Švabík – Procházka, Jan Procházka (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Erich Švabík (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

75 min

Original length in metres

2 136 meters

Distribution carrier

16mm, 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