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Old Ironside   [Assigned Title]

ŽELEZNÝ DĚDEK   [Assigned Title]
Country of Origin: Czech Republic
Year of origin: 1948
Genre: Feature Film
Locations of shooting: Kralupy nad Vltavou: okolí (železniční tunel), Nymburk: železniční výtopny, Praha - Beroun: železniční trať, Praha: nádraží Vršovice, železniční dílny

Director: Václav Kubásek
Screenplay: Karel Steklý
  Jaroslav Mach
Production company: Československý státní film
Music: Miloš Smatek
Director of photography: Josef Střecha

The engine-driver Matys rescues his locomotive, which he affectionately calls Lisa, from the Second World War dive-bombers. He himself, however, is wounded during the attacks. Recovering at home, he looks forward to the end of the war so as to be able to ride his repaired locomotive again. The war finally comes to an end. Matys's son-in-law Vojta is an engine-driver, too. On the day his son is born, Vojta gets drunk and forgets about his duty. He is called for, but cannot be found. The colleagues persuade old Matys to secretly substitute for Vojta. Being able to stop the disentagled waggons, the old man avoids a crash on the railway. Everybody thinks that it was Vojta who saved the train. Under family pressure, Vojta holds his tongue about the case. Before the friends organize a good-bye party for old Matys, the man contacts the young apprentices to help him repair the locomotive. And on the last day of his duty before retiring, everything changes - the machine is repaired and the old man is asked by the station principal to ride it again.

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Sound: Sound film
Aspect: 1:1,37
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