1940s Czech-language Movies

Public list by WPS with 93 movies or TV shows/series

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Distant Journey(1949)

1h 48min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

Prague, during World War II. Hana Kaufmann, a Jewish ophthalmologist, marries Dr. Antonín Bureš, a Christian man. When her family is sent to the Theresienstadt concentration camp, their romance turns into a struggle for survival.

The Poacher's Foster Daughter or Noble Millionaire(1949)

1h 57min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Pacientka dr. Hegla(1940)

1h 29min | Drama

- No description / details available yet. -


3.2/5 (with 8 votes)

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...

13th district(1946)

1h 42min | Crime, Drama

Inspector Cadek from the 13th police station should keep an eye on the released safe-cracker nicknamed The Cat. He rightly suspects that Cat will go and pick up his last loot which the police didn't manage to find and that he will want revenge on Karta who helped get him behind bars. At the hospital, Cat's ex-lover Fróny hopelessly falls for doctor Chrudimský and decides to start a new life. She still refuses to help the inspector in his search for The Cat and Karta.

Nobody Knows Anything(1947)

1h 16min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Men Without Wings(1946)

1h 19min | War, Drama
2.7/5 (with 3 votes)

After an attack against the guard of the Third Reich, Nazi repression intensifies, and the Czechoslovakian resistance's organized sabotage in an aircraft factory leads to Gestapo shootings.


10min | Animation
3.3/5 (with 19 votes)

A glass blower imagines that his creations come to life. A story of love contained within a single drop of rain. A voyage into ethereal beauty.

Directed by Karel Zeman


1h 29min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A daughter of a celebrity family experiences a holiday adventure with a mysterious young man. Though she is strongly attracted to him, she is also concerned about his sinister, panicky speech, his fierce charisma.

The Strike(1947)

1h 17min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

In late 19th century Czech-speaking Bohemia, oppressed workers at German-owned mines and foundries revolt against their harsh working conditions. Made shortly after World War II as Czechoslovakia was falling to communism, the film resonates in Czech resentment of the German occupation.


1h 34min | Drama

- No description / details available yet. -

Silent Barricade(1949)

2h 8min | War, Drama
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A fiction piece centered around the Czech resistance to the Nazis.

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The Catacombs(1940)

1h 20min | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 3 votes)

The title refers to the office of records in the basement of a large company... sort of the place where a troublesome employee may be dumped in a dead end job. If fact, the story is a simple romantic comedy, with Burian as the kindly old stick-in-the-mud who helps the young man to sort out his romance with the daughter of the company's owner.

The Green Notebook(1949)

1h 18min | Drama

- No description / details available yet. -


1h 19min | Comedy

Rich spinster Berta celebrates her sixtieth birthday. Her faithful admirer Dr. Jelinek proposes. But Berta can not forget Edward, the great love of her life, and refuses the offer….

Station Master(1941)

1h 28min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 5 votes)

Vlasta Burian jako černý pasažér rozvrátí disciplinovaný chod jednoho nádraží. Pan Ťopka působí dojmem gentlemana trochu chaplinovského typu. Živí se příležitostnou prací, za níž jezdí výhradně jako černý pasažér vlakem. Při jedné jízdě se setká s obávaným generálním inspektorem drah Kokrhelem. Na jedné malé stanici se mu podaří vystoupit a převléknout se do uniformy přednosty stanice. Setkání s inspektorem Kokrhelem se však nevyhne... (oficiální text distributora)

The Emperor's Nightingale(1949)

2.6/5 (with 6 votes)

Adaptation of a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, about an emperor who prefers the tinkling of a bejeweled mechanical bird to the song of a real nightingale. When the Emperor is near death, the nightingale's song restores his health.

A Christmas Dream(1945)

2.5/5 (with 8 votes)

Christmas has arrived. As a little girl and her parents enter the room, the little girl finds all kinds of toys under the Christmas Tree. She immediately throws her old doll aside and starts playing with her new dolls. But that night she has a dream. Or maybe it isn't a dream?

Přítelkyně pana ministra(1940)

1h 27min | Comedy
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -


1h 25min | Drama

A drama about Slovaks who emigrated before WW I. It is focused on the life of Ondrej Muranica. He emigrates to America because of the hard life that is partly caused by Hungarian landowners. His dreams and hopes for a happier life are destroyed by a disaster in the mines where he works. Ondrej is declared missing.Years later he returns to his home country and finds out his wife married his best friend.

A Charming Man(1941)

1h 44min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Jan Cimbura(1941)

1h 22min | Drama

- No description / details available yet. -

Three Pals(1947)

1h 41min | Comedy

- No description / details available yet. -

Housle a sen(1947)

1h 48min | Drama

- No description / details available yet. -

White Darkness(1948)

1h 52min | Drama, War

A young doctor and a group of injured are hiding in an underground shelter and are liberated by Soviet soldiers.

Ryba na suchu(1942)

1h 25min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Majitel půjčovny lodiček a převozník Ryba sídlí celý život v domku u řeky, která se často stává osudnou pro plavce i sebevrahy. Protože jsou však Rybovou zásluhou mnozí tonoucí zachráněni, stává se Ryba velmi populární osobností celého kraje.

Velký případ(1946)

1h 20min | Comedy

- No description / details available yet. -


1h 44min | Drama

- No description / details available yet. -


1h 34min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

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