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The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians (1981)

Tajemství hradu v Karpatech (original title)
In 1897, in a castle near the town of Werewolfville in the Carpathians, a slightly deranged Professor Orfanik experiments with his new inventions which include, even at this early date, television and a film camera.

Director:

Oldrich Lipský

Writers:

Oldrich Lipský (screenplay), Jirí Brdecka | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michal Docolomanský ... Count Teleke of Tölökö
Evelyna Steimarová ... Salsa Verde
Vlastimil Brodský ... Komornik hrabéte ignác
Milos Kopecký ... Baron Gorc z Gorcu
Rudolf Hrusínský ... Vynálezce orfanik
Augustín Kubán Augustín Kubán ... Tomá Hluchonémec-Zutro
Jan Hartl ... Lesni adjunkt vilja dézi
Jaroslava Kretschmerová ... Snoubenka lesniho adjunkta
Oldrich Velen ... Krcmár
Míla Myslíková ... Krcmárka
Samuel Adamcík Samuel Adamcík ... Kmet
Jan Skopecek ... Sedlák v kozichu
Václav Kotva Václav Kotva ... Kantor
Jirí Lír ... Prefekt
Helena Ruzicková ... Zpévacka
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Storyline

In the 1800s, a baron, who is the owner of a castle known as The Devil's Castle and who is also an obsessed opera fan, keeps the body of his favorite diva preserved in a crypt in the castle. In order to keep away potentially nosy visitors, the baron's mad-scientist assistant, invents all sorts of spooky phenomena in order to give the castle a creepy reputation. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Hair-raising comedy about an old castle and its new specters, based on a novel by Jules Verne.


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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians See more »

Filming Locations:

Cachtice, Slovakia See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ludek Sobota, Oldrich Kaiser and Milan Lasica were considered for the part of count Teleke, eventually played by Michal Docolomanský. See more »

Quotes

Baron Gorc z Gorcu: You surely know that my financial support is unlimited.
Vynálezce orfanik: Yes. Long live your false cheque factories!
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Staple schlock from the Eastern block
12 August 2017 | by Boris_and_NatashaSee all my reviews

Pure steam-punk - way before it became mainstream. As it was made by Habsburgs themselves. A perfect party movie. Pairs well with Dobrý voják Svejk, The Phantom of Morrisville, Pilsner, and Czech sausages. Chase with Becherovka. A great introduction to the peculiar art of Czech humour. Try to search for Jožin z bažin on youtube.


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