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Office Steps

Synopsis
Musical short. Set in the office of a music promoter, the boss, his secretary and the typists all dance. Two tap dancers (Tom and Dick) arrive for audition, then an old Broadway actor (McNaughton). He at first refuses to dance and delivers a monologue about ‘the ring around the bath’ interspered with Shakespearean quotations. He eventually joins in the dance with everyone else. One of the tap dancers (not credited) appears to be George Raft.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1930
Duration
9 mins; 825 feet

Credits

Director
George Hale
Writer
Harold Levey; Neville Fleeson
Cast
Gertrude McDonald 
Harry McNaughton 
Jack Thompson 
Phelps Sisters 

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Production Company

Name

Vitaphone Corporation

Address
USA

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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