Adolf Dymsza (Dodek), Alicja Halama (Zofia Majewska), Mieczysław Cybulski (Jan Majewski), Helena Grossówna (Zuzia), Michał Znicz (Duszkin), Józef Orwid (Aleksy Pawłow), Mieczysława Ćwiklińska (Jaketarina Pawłowa)
During a football match between Cracow and Moscow, Dodek fouls a Russian player, leading to the outbreak of World War I. Sometime later, in an abandoned hut, Dodek, who is a subject of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, covers himself with the coat of a Russian officer. Thanks to this, he is freed by the advancing Russian troops. Mistaken for a Russian officer, he is accommodated in a Polish manor, where his orderly turns out to be a previously fouled football player. Dodek takes care of wounded Russian soldiers, courts a maid named Zuza, wins the sympathy of the colonel’s wife, causes a false alarm and a scandal during the Grand Duke’s visit. When he is exposed and found to be a spy, he manages to escape. He is saved from his troubles when an attack of Polish Legions breaks the front. In the end, Dodek returns to his place.
Born as Mosze Waks in Kowel, Volhynia (now Ukraine) in 1904. One of the most important directors of the interwar period. He made forty films in the decade preceding World War II. In 1941, he joined Polish Armed Forces in the East commanded by General Władysław Anders. With Konrad Tom, they recorded the army’s journey to the Middle East in the documentary film “Children” (1943). A year later, he shot another documentary, “Monte Cassino”. Died in 1965 in Spain.
1949 William Tell
1946 The Great Way (Wielka droga)
1944 Monte Cassino
1939 The Three Hearts (Trzy serca)
1938 Professor Wilczur (Profesor Wilczur)
1937 The Dybbuk (Dybuk)
1937 The Quack (Znachor)
1934 The black Pearl (Czarna perła)
1934 Songster of Warsaw (Pieśniarz z Warszawy)
1932 Sound of the Desert (Głos pustyni)
Wednesday 11/08/23 7:00 pm.
(1112 North Milwaukee Ave., Chicago)
1936, 81 min, Poland
Polish with English subtitles