Skarb (1949)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - Poland   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Originally released in 1949 as Skarb, The Treasure was one of the few Polish-produced comedies to attain U.S. theatrical bookings in the early 1950s. The film is set in an overcrowded postwar apartment building, where the various tenants get on each other's nerves in record time. Exacerbating the situation is the rumor that a treasure is buried somewhere on the premises. By the time the would-be fortune seekers have gotten finished, the already rickety apartment threatens immediate collapse. None of the characters is particularly sympathetic, with the exception of newlyweds Krysia (Danuta Szaflarska) and Vitek (Jerzy Dusynski). The best bits are reserved for Adolf Dymsza, cast as a radio sound-effects engineer who insists upon bringing his work home with him.



apartment, treasure