David Sandel’s Last Shot

adventure

Typology

feature

Lenght

medium

Czech title

Poslední výstřel Davida Sandela

Runtime

35 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1971

Production year

1971

Premiere

07.04.1972

Language version

Czech

Director

Zdenek Sirový

Synopsis

Gold-prospectors Bob Jackson and David Sandel seem to have struck gold in a rock. Their delight is interrupted by the arrival of Meloun and his partner Joe. They guess that Bob and David haven't registered their claim, and so the deposit will belong to whoever gets to the station first. Bob and Joe immediately set out on a two-day journey that will clearly end tragically for one of them. Shortly after they leave a shot rings out. David hopes Bob has got the better of Joe. Waiting for the return of Bob or Joe is exhausting. Neither of the men can sleep since they fear for their lives. In the end Meloun offers David a gunfight. In the shoot-out that follows Meloun seriously wounds David, but himself immediately dies felled by David's bullet. Bob returns and wants to take David to the station, where there is a doctor. David refuses. He is hoping to fulfil his dream and amaze his father and stuck-up brother with his wealth. Bob for his part dreams of winning back his love Jane, and so he tries to get at the gold fast by detonating explosives. After the explosion he discovers that there is no gold there, but he doesn't tell David the truth. David dies still believing in the phantom wealth. Bob buries David and Meloun and sadly leaves the canyon.

Note

The film was presented both independently and as part of the film of three short stories under the title Canynon All Gold. Other parts of the triptych are called Canyon All Gold and The Claim at the Deaf Creek.

Cast

Bronislav Križan

zlatokop David Sandel

Otto Lackovič

zlatokop Bob Jackson

Zdeněk Kryzánek

zlatokop zvaný Meloun

Augustín Kubáň

zlatokop Joe

Dubbing

Vladimír Brabec

hlas Davida

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Zdeněk Zydroň

Assistant Director

Zdeňka Stiborová

Based on

Jack London (povídka)

Script Editor

Milan Šimek

Camera Operator

Milan Kopecký

Production Designer

Ladislav Vlk

Set Designer

Šťovíček Josef st., František Santarius

Costume Designer

Theodor Pištěk ml.

Make-Up Artist

Dušan Brodanský

Sound Designer

Radomír Koutek, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Zdeněk Stibor

Unit Production Manager

Vojtěch Kunčík

Cooperation

Jaromír Úlehla

Music

Music Composed by

Luboš Fišer

Production info

Original Title

Poslední výstřel Davida Sandela

English Title

David Sandel’s Last Shot

Working Title

Cena přátelství

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

adventure

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1971

Production Year

1971

Premiere

07.04.1972

Production

KF Gottwaldov

Technical info

Lenght

medium

Runtime

35 min

Versions

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 12. festival filmů pro děti a mládež Gottwaldov

1972
Zlín / Czechoslovakia