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Great Adventure,The   [Assigned Title]

Country of Origin: Czech Republic
Year of origin: 1952
Genre: Feature Film
Locations of shooting: Dunaj, Praha: Karlín, Praha: Nové Město, Státní opera (dříve Smetanovo divadlo), Praha: Staré Město, Betlémská ulice, Praha: Staré Město, nám. Jana Palacha, Rudolfinum, Praha: Zlíchov, Slovensko: Dunaj, Žitný ostrov, Žitný ostrov, Svätý Jur, Slovensko: Svätý Jur

Director: Miloš Makovec
Screenplay: Jiří Brdečka
Production company: Studio uměleckého filmu
Music: Jan Rychlík
Director of photography: Vladimír Novotný

The doctor, collector and traveller, Emil Holub, returns to Prague in 1878 after spending seven years in South Africa. He offers the collections of artifacts which he brought with himself to the Bohemian Kingdom Museum as a gift. But the gift is rejected, mainly because of the small-mindedness of A. V. Frič. The fed up Holub, after talking to his friend Náprstek, takes an offer from Vienna and exhibits his collection in Vienna. This brings him good luck. He meets Růžena, the daughter of the museum manager, who will become his devoted and self-sacrificing wife. Holub earns the money for his next expedition by giving lectures all over Europe. He refuses an offer from the Belgian king to take part in colonizing Africa, because he plans to travel through Africa from the Cape to Alexandria, and discover the source of the Nile. Together with Růžena and a small expedition he reaches Capetown. The British governor doesn't trust his good intentions and wants to prevent his trip. Despite that, Holub manages to be the first man to enter the land of the dangerous Mashukulmbas. Some members of the expedition die of malaria, others are killed by native attackers. After terrible suffering, the rest of the expedition has to return. The exhibition of African flora and fauna ends up a financial ca

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