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Martin Fric
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Date of Birth: Mar 29, 1902

Country: Czechoslovakia

Biography: Martin Frič was a Czech film director and screenwriter. He had over 100 directing credits between 1929 and 1968, including feature films, shorts and documentary films.

Total Titles at Criticker: 25 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (23) | Writer (9) | Actor (2)
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The Princess with the Golden Star (1959)
A princess runs away from home in a disguise in order to escape a forced marriage. She ends up in the neighbouring kingdom as a kitchen servant.
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Dog
Czech frontiersmen rebel against a tyrannical noble.
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The King
Rudolph II, the Holy Roman Emperor, does not have a simple life. And yet he manages to complicate it even more with his frequent outbursts of anger. While he searches for a mythical Golem, an animated clay statue, Matthew the Baker is thrown into the dungeon for selling the special buns for the emperor to people. Matthew is accidentally mistaken for the emperor and takes his place. (imdb)
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Hotel Modrá hvezda (1941)
Zuzanka (Natasa Gollová) can finally stop toiling away at washing dishes at hotel Mercur after a distant aunt has bequeathed her her own hotel - Blue Star. She proudly marches over to the luxury hotel in the center of town and immediately begins to change the personnel. Because this involves the facilities belonging to a joint-stock company, which no one can inherit, she is considered insane. (imdb)
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Teticka (1941)
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...
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Roztomilý clovek (1941)
The hero of the story is editor Viktor Blaha, who delightedly invents a crazy hoax in which a good time on account of his surroundings.
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Katakomby (1940)
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.
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Baron Prásil (1940)
Fifty years old Baron von Fibberg lives at The Fibberg Castle with his wife Olga and daughter Charley. Besides the delight in hunting, Baron is very enthusiastic about truth. Although he can't withstand any falsehood of others, he keeps his own intimate secrets from his wife. Charley seems to be an innocent girl at first glance, but she has a little secret too. She fell in love with a young fop Ernest Benda and married him in secret.
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Eva tropí hlouposti (1939)
After several years abroad Michal Nor comes back home to his aunt Pa and his sister Eva who just came back from board school. Aunt Pa is having a birthday soon and Eva knows that she would very much like the recipe for growing a special species of rose that her neighbor Mr. Záhorský had bred. However her aunt has difficult relationship with her neighbors and so Eva wants to steals the recipe. She poses as the neighbors' secretary. (imdb)
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Kristian (1939)
Alois Novák (Oldrich Nový), a minor clerk in a travel agency and the husband of a dowdy housewife Marenka (Natasa Gollová), lives a run-of-the-mill, dull life. In his soul, however, there resides an inextinguishable desire for adventure. And so once a month he poses as a playboy. As the mysterious and wealthy Mr. Kristian he goes to the exclusive Orient Bar where he does not skimp on generous tips and where he platonic-ally seduces beautiful and elegant women. (imdb)
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Tri vejce do skla (1937)
It's a detective comedy, total Czech classic, with the legendary Czech actor Vlasta Burian, filmed by legendary Czech director Martin Fric. In the story Burian acts in three different roles (good private detective, bad adventurer and Russian duke), meets with Nick Carter and indian maharajah and protects precious diamonds from robbers. It is considered as one of the best first republic comedies.
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Mravnost nade vse (1937)
Professor Karas is widely known as enthusiastic propagator of the motto "Morality Above All Else". He guides his students as well as his own family to live a morally decent life. One day he has an unexpected visit. It's his illegitimate daughter Vera, who is proof of his thoughtless youth. Mr. Karas know that she can ruin his image, thus he decides to keep her a secret and asks her to leave. Instead of leaving she takes a position of a governess in his own family without letting him know.
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Jánosik (1935)
The second adaptation of the legandary story about Jánošík, a brigand who "took from the rich and gave to the poor" and who became the national hero of Slovakia.
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Workers, Let
A Milk-Cannery baron, Jakub Simonides, is broken by the Canned Milk-Trust and, in his wanderings with a worker, Filip Kornet, he discovers he still owns a half-finished apartment-house. They rally the workers and complete the building for use as a collectivist dairy. The cooperative flourishes and after a chase/pursuit with the police, pratfalls, slapstick and various crashes, the workers buy out the Milk-Trust. (imdb)
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Funebrák (1933)
Undertaker Pleticha gets a phone call from his superior. He has to buy a wedding gift and deliver it to the bosses relatives. The address given is for organizing a funeral. When he realizes his mistake Pleticha in return for entertainment showcase wedding guests with songs and dances of various nations. His exploits continues....
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Dvanáct kresel (1933)
The Twelve Chairs is a classic satirical novel by the Odessan Soviet authors Ilf and Petrov. The novel has inspired twenty adaptations in Russia and abroad. The first cinema adaptation of the novel was the joint Polish-Czech film Dvanáct křesel (1933). The original plot was considerably altered yet many following adaptations were primarily based on this film rather than on the novel itself.
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Revizor (1933)
Vlasta Burian appears in a town of Czarist Russia impersonating an Inspector General, and he is entertained lavishly by the local political-hacks and peasants seeking his favor for whatever they are advocating or need fixed. Burain is involved in a series of comical situations as he takes everything he can gets his hands on while the peasants, who must plead for the betterment of their conditions, are left on the outside-looking-in. (imdb)
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Life Is a Dog (1933)
An unsuccessful composer falls in love with the beautiful daughter of a musical publisher. As he is unemployed, he pretends that he is his own uncle, a man with a good job in the company.
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U snedeného krámu (1933)
The gullible buyer Žemla Martin finally opened his dream shop. After a while, you get a lot of friends. Especially the former captain Kyllijána, who come to him to drink brandy debt and sit on a bag of peas, where he talks nonsense. Its debt is starting to grow nicely. Later dupe marry an evil Pavlina Šustrová. It can also bring their calculating mother, widow Catherine Šustrová. These two together with a bun Kyllijánem use, but outside him are friendly.
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Anton Spelec, ostrostrelec (1932)
Early Czech wartime comedy
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Lelícek ve sluzbách Sherlocka Holmese (1932)
Frantisek Lelicek's Ve sluzbach Sherlocka Holmese - In the Services of Sherlock Holmes was filmed in 1932 with Vlasta Burian. The role of Sherlock Holmes is minor there but he went on to appear in many more stories and novels... (radio.cz)
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Der Zinker (1931)
Based on a novel by Edgar Wallace about Scotland Yard and their hunt for murderer....
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To neznáte Hadimrsku (1931)
Finnicky efficiency expert is sent to straighten out business management problems at a jazz club, finds self being drawn into the swingin' scene. (imdb)
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Páter Vojtech (1929)
Father Vojtech (Czech: Páter Vojtěch) is a 1929 silent Czech romance film directed by Martin Frič.
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The Organist at St. Vitus
An old organist witnesses the suicide of an unknown man. (CSFD.cz)
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