Martin Frič

Martin Frič (29 March 1902 – 26 August 1968) was a Czech film director, screenwriter and actor.[1] He had more than 100 directing credits between 1929 and 1968, including feature films, shorts and documentary films.

Martin Frič
Martin Frič 1938.jpg
Martin Frič in 1938
Born(1902-03-29)29 March 1902
Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)
Died26 August 1968(1968-08-26) (aged 66)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active1922-1968
Spouse(s)Suzanne Marwille

Throughout his life, Frič struggled with alcoholism.[2] On the day of the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, he attempted suicide, after battling cancer. He died in the hospital five days later.[2][3]



  1. ^ "Martin Frič". Archived from the original on 21 December 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b Stibor, František (15 March 2006). "Martin Frič: Spáchal sebevraždu koňakem" [Martin Frič: He committed suicide with a cognac]. Blesk (in Czech). Prague: Ringier Axel Springer CZ a.s. ISSN 1213-8991. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Martin Frič". Č Retrieved 1 January 2018.

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