How I Was Shaved

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1966

Production year

1966

Runtime

7 min

Category

film

Genre

slapstick

Typology

featureshort

Original title

Jak jsem byl oholen

Czech title

Jak jsem byl oholen

English title

How I Was Shaved

Working Title

Slon Aida

Synopsis

A clown dislikes his friend boasting how many things he had taught the elephant Bimbo. He therefore makes a bet with a friend - anybody can shave his face if he himself lets an elephant lay down on him and does not get hurt. Bimbo is deft and indeed does not hurt his trainer during the demanding exercise. The clown finds to his horror that the one who is to shave his face is the very Bimbo. The elephant swings with the shaving brush and thoroughly lathers the clown. Then grasps a big razor, sharpens it and indeed shaves the scared clown. To end up with, he drenches him with a decent splash of eau-de-Cologne. The clown gets the moral: it is no good to underestimate a trained elephant and moreover make silly bets.

Note

The film was made in cooperation with the West German company Schmid Productions München.

Cast

Jaroslav Horel

slon Bimbo

slon Bimbo

Commentary

Crew and creators

Screenplay

Rudolf Kallus

Commentary by

Rudolf Kallus

Sound Designer

Benjamin Astrug

Music

Music Composed by

archivní

Selected Music

Georges Bizet (opera Carmen)

Music Advisor

Štěpán Koníček

Production info

Original Title

Jak jsem byl oholen

English Title

How I Was Shaved

Working Title

Slon Aida

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

slapstick

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1966

Production Year

1966

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

7 min

Versions

Czech