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90 Degrees in the Shade (1965)

A grocery shop employee in Prague is covering up for her married manager's misconduct with whom she is having an affair. The things are about to get complicated when an auditor pays them a visit.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Heywood ...
Alena
James Booth ...
Vorell
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invertuník JUDr Rudolf Kurka
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Kurková
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Bazant (as Sir Donald Wolfit)
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Vera
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Hanka
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Emil
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Reditel
Walter Taub ...
Lékar (as Valtr Taub)
Vera Tichánková ...
Vavrová
Vera Uzelacová ...
(as Viera Uzelacová)
Jan Cmíral ...
Soused
Vlasta Jelínková ...
Zena
...
Muz v budce
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In a Prague shop, an assistant has been carrying on an affair with the dishonest, married manager. An emotionally repressed auditor with domestic problems of his own uncovers serious stock discrepancies. A test of loyalties and a questioning of values concludes in tragedy. Written by Capleton

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28 March 1968 (Hungary)  »

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31 Degrees in the Shade  »

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2.35 : 1
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Alena: At this rate, you'll miss your train. They'll be waiting for you...
Vorell: Leave my family out of this, will you? When I get home, I'll tell her I want a divorce.
Alena: Not again!
Vorell: What's the matter? Aren't you pleased?
Alena: You're a fool!
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Rather depressing
20 October 2016 | by (london) – See all my reviews

One assumes that this was made in Czechoslovakia during the brief thaw in the communist regime under Dubcek.One further supposes that one of the main reasons for its production in Prague was economy.Obviously a wise move given the tone of the film.It has to be said that everything about this film reeks of its commercially.The atmosphere in the film is one of dread.The economy of production is self evident,and the title is truly dreadful.It would appear from this site that this film was not distributed in cinemas in the UK,and thus sat on the shelf for over 40 years till it's DVD release.This is not very surprising.The film is of interest in that it features Donald Wolcott and Ann Todd in character roles near to the end of their respective careers.Not to be watched if you are in a melancholic state of mind.


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