Talking Feet

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Talking Feet
Directed by John Baxter
Produced by John Barter
Written by Geoffrey Orme
Jack Francis
H. Fowler Mear
Starring Hazel Ascot
Enid Stamp-Taylor
Jack Barty
Music by Kennedy Russell
Cinematography Jack Parker
Edited by Michael Truman
UK Films
Distributed by Sound City Films
Release date
8 November 1937
Running time
79 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Talking Feet is a 1937 British musical film directed by John Baxter and starring Hazel Ascot, Enid Stamp-Taylor and Jack Barty.[1] It was made at Shepperton Studios.[2] The film's sets were designed by John Bryan.

The Monthly Film Bulletin said of it, "the story is sentimental but human, and the atmosphere is genuine."[3]

Partial cast[edit]


Hazel, the daughter of an East London fishmonger, is on her way to the rehearsal of a pantomime when her dog Patch is injured in a street accident. At a local hospital Dr Hood (John Stuart) manages to save Patch's life. When Hazel discovers that Dr Hood's hospital may have to close, she helps the local community to raise funds to save it. Mr Shirley (Davy Burnaby), the manager of a local theatre, is persuaded to allow his venue to be used for a fund-raising event. Hazel brings together a group of talented locals to create an exciting evening of entertainment. The fund-raising effort is a success, and so Dr Hood's hospital is saved.

Most of the second half of the film consists of the variety show, featuring various performers of the day.


  1. ^ BFI
  2. ^ Wood p.97
  3. ^ Stephen C. Shafer, British Popular Films, 1929-1939: The Cinema of Reassurance, Routledge, London, 1997, p.188


  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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