Krakatit (1948)

04/28/1951 (US) Science FictionThriller 1h 50m
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Based on the novel by Karel Capek, the prominent Czech writer of the early 20th century who coined the word robot for his play R.U.R., the story revolves around a discovery of Krakatit - a powerful explosive - by Prokop, an experimental scientist who, following an accidental explosion in his lab, slips in and out of delirium. When he realises that, in a delirious period, he has given the formula for making Krakatit to one of his colleagues, he tries to find the man, who does not realize how dangerous a thing Krakatit is. In the process, he nearly gives his discovery away again to foreign interests, a group of anarchists, and even greater forces of darkness...

  1. Otakar Vávra

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Karel Čapek


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  1. Karel Höger

    Karel Höger


  2. Florence Marly

    Florence Marly

    Princess Wilhelmina Hagen

  3. Jiří Plachý

    Jiří Plachý


  4. František Smolík

    František Smolík

    Dr. Tomeš

  5. Nataša Tanská

    Anna Tomes

  6. Miroslav Homola

    Miroslav Homola

    Jiří Tomeš

  7. Eduard Linkers

    Eduard Linkers


  8. Vlasta Fabianová

    Vlasta Fabianová

    The Woman with the Veil

  9. Jiřina Petrovická

    The Nurse

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Original Language Czech

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