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Song Of The Prairie

Czechoslovakia, 1951 (MIFF 1954, New Ideas)

Director: Jiri Trnka

This puppet film is a lively and effective parody of the false romanticism and shoddy adventure stories characteristic of Hollywood's fifth-rate Westerns. Jiri Trnka is one of the leading producers of puppet films in Europe, his work including both short films, such as the Song of the Prairie and full-length productions such as The Emperor's Nightingale and The Story of the Contrabass, both produced for the Czechoslovak State Film.

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