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DUCHÁČEK TO ZAŘÍDÍ   [Assigned Title]

Country of Origin: Czech Republic
Year of origin: 1938
Genre: Feature Film
Locations of shooting: Praha: Barrandov, ateliéry, Šumava

Director: Karel Lamač
Screenplay: Václav Wasserman
Production company: Metropolitan
Music: Eman Fiala
Director of photography: Otto Heller

Mr Ducháček runs the law firm JUDr. Faukner in an eccentric, but thoroughly committed way. The firm is administering financial matters for the Rispaldic family. The members of this aristocratic family are all condescending towards their lawyer Faukner except for the daughter Julie, who is secretly in love with him. Nobody but Ducháček knows that the profligate family has no money left and that JUDr. Faukner is privately subsidising them because he loves Julie. Ducháček does not hesitate to work through the night to enumerate to his boss all the debts the family Rispaldic has. Under pressure from her mother Julie turns down the lawyer's marriage proposal, although she does admit she loves him. Faukner who is now out of money himself makes Ducháček to come up with 25,000 crowns himself to pay off a bill of exchange that Julie's brother fraudulently signed. Ducháček prepares an auction at the Rispaldics' manor house to raise the funds the family needs to pay off its debts. The banker Zamoski arrives, one of the Rispaldics' biggest creditors. The wily Ducháček makes Zamoski concede that a bill of exchange that the late admiral Rispaldic had allegedly signed years earlier is in fact a fake. The family thereby gets out of financial straits. The grateful family now has nothing against J

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