The Girls Will Turn Up Later

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1966

Production year

1965

Premiere

20 May 1966

Runtime

89 min

Director

Ivo Toman

Category

film

Genre

detective

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Slečny přijdou později

Czech title

Slečny přijdou později

English title

The Girls Will Turn Up Later

Summary

Working from the story Poslední klíč (The Last Key) written by Karel Štorkán and Vladimír Kalina, director Ivo Toman created Slečny přijdou později (The Girls Will Turn Up Later, 1966). The detective story follows members of Prague CID as they investigate a group of people in the hospitality industry who have expanded their range of services for foreign visitors to include paid sex. However, the Prague hotel that is a focal point of the investigation is also plagued by a spate of deaths –a suspicious number of people have fallen out of its windows. More accustomed to investigating property-related crime, police detective Captain Roháč (Bohumil Šmída) thus finds himself investigating two related murders as well… The part of the barber Forejt, involved along with his pals in the sinister business, was played by Svatopluk Beneš, otherwise rarely cast during the 1960s. The then star of the silver screen Olga Schoberová played the prostitute Saša. Although the role of the hotel’s porter was rather small, it did not stop Pavel Landovský from excelling in it, while director Juraj Herz makes an appearance as the Egyptian tourist Salim.

Synopsis

When the young teacher Šindelářová falls from a window the police do not think it was suicide, but there is no proof it was murder. A year goes by and in a Prague hotel an elderly Czech-American looks at a stand of pictures, chooses one of a pretty blonde and pays 350 crowns for it. In return he gets a key, address and information, that the girl will come later. The girl, Saša Léblová is very surprised when the foreign tourist turns out to be Captain Roháč from the police. He is investigating a prostitution racket that involves some employees of the hotel and young women in various serious professions who are making extra money by selling their bodies. Police inspectors start to look over the hotel. The case becomes more serious when the receptionist Alexej dies in a fall from the terrace. The organizers of the strange trade - the director Macháček, the barber Forejt and the waiter Viktora - decide together to shift all the suspicion onto Alexej. Evžen Viktora tries to convince Léblová that it was Alexej who killed Šindelářová a year before, but the girl knows that this isn't true. The secretary Barborka, Macháček's mistress, realizes in a conversation with Saša that it was the director who was behind the murder of both the inconvenient witnesses. A reconstruction organized by the police in the hotel shows that the murderer was - the barber Forejt.

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Cast

Svatopluk Beneš

holič Forejt

Eduard Dubský

ředitel hotelu Rudolf Macháček

Stanislav Fišer

číšník Evžen Viktora

Bohumil Šmída

kapitán VB Roháč

Robert Vrchota

nadporučík VB Kosina

Zdeněk Řehoř

poručík VB Kodeš

Václav Irmanov

recepční Jiří Alexej

Olga Schoberová

Dubbing Alena Kreuzmannová
Saša Léblová

Dana Smutná

Dubbing Květa Fialová
sekretářka Barborka

Otto Lackovič

vrchní Karel

Karel Pavlík

recepční Hlavsa

Zora Polanová

pokojská Božka

Hana Pastejříková

Vlasta Beránková

Vladimír Salač

František, Vlastin ženich

Jindřich Narenta

Němec Achim Ritzbauer

Pavel Landovský

zřízenec Pavka

Juraj Herz

Egypťan Sálim

Dagmar Hánová

Dagmar, Sašina spolubydlící

Jiří Němeček

praporčík VB

Zdeněk Jelínek

pochůzkář VB

Luďa Marešová

účetní hotelu

Jarmila Orlová

plavovláska

František Peterka

robustní muž

Alena Procházková

slečna v černých brýlích

Majka Gillarová

příživnice

Vlasta Kabelíková

příživnice

Alena Pencová

příživnice

Dana Reimová

příživnice

Zuzana Řepová

příživnice

Renata Tůmová

příživnice

Nora Tvrzská

příživnice

J. Fenclová

příživnice

L. Kratochvílová

příživnice

A. Prudká

příživnice

J. Šindelářová

příživnice

František Kubíček

příslušník VB

Vladimír Linka

příslušník VB

Josef Stehlík

příslušník VB

Miloslav Šindler

příslušník VB

M. Kolbaba

příslušník VB

Jan Kňákal

daktyloskop

Jaroslav Kladrubský

úředník

Zdeněk Týle

úředník

Vilém Pruner

host hotelu

K. Pavlovský

muž v plášti

V. Spálenková

servírka

M. Šustrová

servírka

Crew and creators

Director

Ivo Toman

Second Unit Director

Otakar Fuka

Assistant Director

Jiří Hraběta, Helena Pokorná

Based on

Vladimír Kalina (Poslední klíč – povídka), Karel Štorkán (Poslední klíč – povídka)

Screenplay

Karel Cop

Shooting Script

Karel Cop, Ivo Toman

Director of Photography

Rudolf Stahl ml.

Second Unit Photography

Karel Dobřichovský

Camera Operator

Jiří Širc

Production Designer

Karel Černý

Assistent Production Designer

Miloš Červinka

Set Designer

Josef Calta, Karel Černoch, Miloš Sršeň

Assistant Film Editor

Nájemníková

Sound Designer

Josef Vlček

Production Manager

Jiří Pokorný

Unit Production Manager

Vlasta Synkulová, Jaroslav Solnička

Consultant

mjr. Jaroslav Šturma, mjr. Miloš Vlasák

Cooperation

Marie Koubková (klapka)

Music

Music Composed by

Jiří Šust

Music Performed by

FISYO (Music Conducted by Štěpán Koníček),

Songs

Gdě eta ulica, gdě etot dom

Singer Václav Irmanov

Production info

Original Title

Slečny přijdou později

Czech Title

Slečny přijdou později

English Title

The Girls Will Turn Up Later

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

detective

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1966

Production Year

1965

Production specifications

literary Screenplay approved 18 December 1964
technical Screenplay approved 7 July 1965
start of filming 11 August 1965
end of filming 7 December 1965
the first film copy approved 10 February 1966
projection approval 8 March 1966

Premiere

premiere 20 May 1966

Studio

Hostivař

Creative Group

Tvůrčí skupina Šmída – Fikar, Ladislav Fikar (vedoucí dramaturg tvůrčí skupiny), Bohumil Šmída (vedoucí výroby tvůrčí skupiny)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

89 min

Original length in metres

2 535 meters

Distribution carrier

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