The film is a combination of two short stories. Part one features a Warsaw slyboots Dzidziuś. Dragged against his will into the War- saw Uprising, he brings himself to make a heroic deed, however entirely pointless. Part two takes place at a German Oflag. There circulates a legend about an alleged prison break of Lieutenant Zawistowski. Few know the truth but won’t say a word not to rob their fellow inmates of hope.
SDP Film Critics Club – Warsaw Mermaid 1959: for a feature film
written by Jerzy Stefan Stawiński
music Jan Krenz
production design Jan Grandys
make-up Stefan Szczepański, Zofia Macińska
cast Edward Dziewoński, Barbara Połomska, Leon Niemczyk, Kazimierz Rudzki, Henryk Bąk
production manager Stanisław Adler