Cast & Crew
Sixteen-year-old Eve arrives penniless from the provinces to begin her schooling at a technical institute in a strange city where the police and the criminals cooperate. Eve comes to the city a day too early and finds the school dormitory closed. As she wanders through the streets looking for a place to sleep, she meets Lulek, a clumsy young crook who tries to sell her a gold brick. Anxious to help, Eve tries to induce an old man to buy it, but instead she is arrested by young police officer Peter, who takes her to the station house. Terrified, she attempts suicide and then locks herself in the armory and plays with hand grenades as the chief of police arrives for an inspection. A convicted safecracker is brought in to make the jail appear less empty. Eve is taken from the armory by thieves who release her while the police are hiding. Peter, whom Lulek mistakes for a master criminal, takes Eve to a women's hotel, where they create a near riot when the men in the women's rooms believe the hotel is being raided. The confusion between who is a criminal and who a policeman is now complete as both groups compete for a jewel theft. Lulek, still believing that Peter is an archcriminal in disguise, calls for the underworld to appropriate all horses and carts and meet in the town square for a job. They are met there by the police, who also want to be in on the robbery, and the town's teamsters, who are angry about the theft of their horses and carts. While Peter is taking Eve to school, the gathering at the town square grows so explosive that even the director and technicians of the film are somersaulted out from behind the camera.
Released in Poland in 1958 as Ewa chce spac. Only one U. S. source lists Stawiski as photographer. Barbara Lass is also known as Barbara Kwiatkowska.