Eight Steps to the Beat

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1940

Production year

1940

Director

Elmar Klos

Category

film

Genre

promotional

Typology

feature

Original title

Osm kroků v taktu

Czech title

Osm kroků v taktu

English title

Eight Steps to the Beat

Synopsis

A man with a cold puts drops of medicine into a glass. On the wall hangs a picture of a snowy landscape. The gloomy man is suddenly disturbed by a knock at the door. A little girl is standing outside but he drives her away. He picks up the flowers she had dropped. The rhythmical sound of tap-dancing can be heard outside the window. Even the postman who brings the man a parcel, is tap-dancing. The parcel contains spring shoes. The man opens the window and sees that spring has arrived. The winter scene in the painting has transformed itself into a spring landscape. The postman and two girls sing happily together. This advertising film promotes Baťa's spring shoe collection for the year 1941.

Crew and creators

Music

Music Composed by

Miloš Smatek

Music Performed by

Slavíkův jazzový orchestr

Songs

Kdo to ví, co to klepá

Production info

Original Title

Osm kroků v taktu

English Title

Eight Steps to the Beat

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

promotional

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1940

Production Year

1940

Production

Bapoz

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Bapoz

Technical info

Versions

Czech