Martin Speaking

detective, children

Typology

feature

Czech title

U telefonu Martin

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1966

Production year

1966

Premiere

23.09.1966

Language version

Czech

Director

Milan Vošmik

Summary

Screenwriter Ota Hofman and director Milan Vošmik followed up their 1964 detective picture for children Volejte Martina (Ring Up Martin, 1965) with a further three feature films centred on public security (the communist-era name for the police) investigator Martin Martin. In the second of these, the commander of the fictional children’s case division within the public security force sets out to solve two fiendish cases. The first task added to Martin’s case load is to locate some children who have gone missing during a Spartakiad mass gymnastics show. But it turns out that they have simply headed to the shelter point for lost minors established at Prague’s Strahov stadium. Next up for Martin is a jewellery store robbery that has taken place on the eve of St. Nicholas’ Day. Hidden cameras suggest a child wearing a devil mask is the perpetrator. But the bright investigator unravels the identity of the true culprit during a reconstruction of the crime. Experienced actor Jaroslav Vízner stars as Martin in this light fare. Thirteen-year-old Taťjana Medvecká is seen debuting in the bit part of a girl in a dressing room.

Synopsis

Two short stories.

Cast

Jaroslav Vízner

dr. Martin, vedoucí dětského oddělení VB

Martin Růžek

plukovník VB

Vladimír Hrubý

kriminalista Kraus

Oldřich Musil

kapitán VB Čermák

Pavel Carbol

Rudla Mencl alias Kája Macků

Josef Roubíček

Rudlův starší bratr

Jiří Šrámek

reportér

Milan Vošmik

televizní režisér/příslušník VB u psacího stolu

Miroslav Vladyka

blonďatý chlapeček

Helena Lišková

holčička

Jaroslav Tomsa

příslušník VB

Miroslav Abrahám

příslušník VB

Zuzana Jaklová

holčička

Markéta Dědová

holčička s culíky

Jana Žáčková

holčička z trojčat

Dagmar Žáčková

holčička z trojčat

Sylva Žáčková

holčička z trojčat

Andrea Čunderlíková

dívka ve sprchách

Taťjana Medvecká

dívka v šatně

Vladimír Kovářík

pracovník televize

Olga Machoninová

Martina

Eduard Dubský

Lébl, vedoucí prodejny Klenoty

Vlastimil Hašek

poručík VB

Jiří Menzel

strážmistr VB

Vítězslav Černý

muž maskovaný na čerta

Eman Fiala

vrátný Smolík

Lubomír Kostelka

číšník

Oskar Hák

muž hrající kulečník

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Jan Mimra

Shooting Script

Milan Vošmik

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

pplk. Josef Plechatý

Music

Music Composed by

Svatopluk Havelka

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO)

Songs

Na Pankráci, na malém vršíčku

Singer

mužský sbor (Na Pankráci, na malém vršíčku)

Production info

Original Title

U telefonu Martin

English Title

Martin Speaking

Copyright

1966

Production Year

1966

Premiere

23.09.1966

Creative Group

Švabík – Procházka, Jan Procházka, Erich Švabík

Technical info

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Exhibition: 5. celostátní přehlídka československých filmů pro děti a mládež Gottwaldov

1966
Zlín / Czechoslovakia