A Spring Ditty

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production year

1937

Premiere

4 February 1938

Runtime

11 min

Category

film

Genre

music

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionshort

Original title

Jarní písnička

Czech title

Jarní písnička

English title

A Spring Ditty

Synopsis

A songstress accompanies the entire film with sung information on how a composer wrote a song and how it was then sung everywhere. Hašler's ditty Ta naše krásná zem je jako pohádka (This Beautiful Country of Ours is Like a Fairy Tale) is sung by a girl's trio, then it is played by a jazz band, street singers, a group of accordionists, a group of ukulele players, and eventually it attracts the interest of the film's director. He shoots it in a film studio with a full orchestra. The individual musical numbers are interspersed with shots of the countryside, the flowering of trees, and meadows.

Cast

Ela Šárková

zpěvačka

Setleři

pouliční zpěváci

Bajo trio

dívčí trio

Pražský jazz-orchestr

jazzový orchestr

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Karel Hašler

Screenplay

Karel Hašler

Director of Photography

Karel Degl

Music

Music Composed by

Karel Hašler, Miloš Smatek

Music Performed by

Orchestr F.O.K. (Music Conducted by Otakar Pařík), Orchestr Osvobozeného divadla (Music Conducted by Otakar Pařík)

Songs

Ta naše krásná zem je jako pohádka

Song Composer Karel Hašler
Writer of Lyrics Karel Hašler
Singer Jára PospíšilEla ŠárkováKarel HašlerSetleřiBajo trio

Production info

Original Title

Jarní písnička

Czech Title

Jarní písnička

English Title

A Spring Ditty

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

music

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1937

Production Year

1937

Production specifications

date of censorship 10/1937
date of censorship 04/1940

Premiere

premiere 4 February 1938 /suitable for youths/

Production

Host, Elekta (zadavatel)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Elekta

Technical info

Duration typology

short film

Duration in minutes

11 min

Original length in metres

290 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,19

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

Czech

Dialogue languages

Czech

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

Czech