The Secret of the Lucerna Palace

promotional

Typology

animated

Lenght

short

Czech title

Tajemství Lucerny

Runtime

2 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production year

1936

Language version

Czech

Director

Irena Dodalová, Karel Dodal

Summary

A commercial promoting hand-made shoes from the Krása Czech company.

Synopsis

An evening view of Wenceslas Square in Prague, seen from the National Museum, presents night illuminations and the life of a metropolis. A detective in the Detective Institution hears the TV news about some weird sounds produced by an old lantern. He sets out to trace the mystery. He knocks on the hatch of the lantern, which produces the inexplicable tapping. The lantern opens and the detective sees cobblers, sewing shoes. They march out from the lantern in no time and sing: "We make hardwearing shoes, we are the jolly shoemakers." The detective is satisfied to reveal the secret of the lantern. The voice-over concluding the commercial then advises: "Buy hand-made shoes in the Lucerna [Lantern] Palace."

Note

Longer material /KDN-P/ was produced from a copy archieved from the Krása family archives.

Crew and creators

Music

Music Composed by

Bedřich Kerten

Production info

Original Title

Tajemství Lucerny

English Title

The Secret of the Lucerna Palace

Category

Film

Typology

animated

Genre

promotional

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1936

Production Year

1936

Production

IRE-Film

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Lenght

short

Runtime

2 min

Versions

Czech