Murder in the Excelsior Hotel

Jiří Sequens, 1970

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Author and screenwriter Jiří Marek achieved fame with his TV crime series Hříšní lidé města pražského (The Sinful People of Prague, 1968) directed by Jiří Sequens. Police counsellor Vacátko (Jaroslav Marvan) and his colleagues Bouše (Josef Vinklář) and Brůžek (Josef Bláha) hit the silver screen in the “Sinners'” films Pěnička a Paraplíčko (Burglar and Umbrella), Partie krásného dragouna (Game of a Handsome Dragoon) and Smrt černého krále (Death of the Black King) made between 1970 and 1971. In Vražda v hotelu Excelsior, the interwar period homicide detective squad from Prague investigates the murder of a wealthy woman, Mrs Matoušová, which threatens the reputation of the eponymous luxury hotel popular with Prague’s elite. Even the retired police inspector Mrázek (František Filipovský), who works at the Excelsior as a hotel detective, is unable to help at first. Although the investigation inevitably uncovers the hotel staff’s scheming, Vacátko and his team unerringly follow the trail that leads them to the murderer…
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About a film

Production year 1970
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres detective
Form feature
Duration 89 min
Director Jiří Sequens
Cast Jaroslav Marvan, Josef Bláha, Josef Vinklář, František Filipovský, Zdeněk Řehoř
Director of photography Václav Hanuš
Screenplay Jiří Marek, Jiří Sequens
Editor Jan Chaloupek
Production designer Karel Černý
Music Zdeněk Liška
Sound designer Adolf Nacházel