Springman & the SS
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|Springman & the SS|
|Directed by||Jiří Brdečka
|Written by||Jiří Brdečka
Ota Safránek (story)
|Music by||Jan Rychlík|
|Running time||14 minutes|
Springman & the SS (Czech: Pérák a SS) is a 1946 Czechoslovak animated short film directed by Jiří Brdečka and Jiří Trnka featuring Pérák, the Spring Man of Prague. The film is also known as The Chimney Sweep in the USA.
A chimney sweep disguises as a Spring-heeled Jack-like figure during the Nazi occupation. The heroic and mischievous black-clad "Springer", with a mask fashioned out of a sock and defying the curfew, is capable of performing fantastic leaps due to having couch springs attached to his shoes. He taunts the occupying German army sentries and the Gestapo before escaping in a surrealistic, slapstick chase across the darkened city.
- Sung by bird - "Yankee Doodle"
- Springman & the SS at the Internet Movie Database
- The short film Springman & the SS is available for free download at the Internet Archive [more]
- Video on YouTube
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