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About the 1938 "Stepping Toes" Film

An introduction to the 1938 British film Stepping Toes, a movie with significant tap dancing sequences. See also more movies with tap dancing scenes By Title and By Year.


Official Film Trailer of "Stepping Toes" (1938)

TITLE: "Stepping Toes"
ALSO KNOWN AS: "Rhythm of My Heart"
FILM RELEASE DATE: September 12, 1938
FEATURED TAP DANCER: Hazel Ascot
ALSO KNOWN AS: "The British Shirley Temple"
OTHER ACTORS: Enid Stamp-Taylor, Jack Barty
RUN TIME: 85 minutes
DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER: John Baxter
CHOREOGRAPHY: Duggie Ascot (Hazel Ascot's father)
WRITERS: Barbara K. Emary, Jack Francis, H. Fowler Mear
MUSIC: Kennedy Russell
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Jack Parker
EDITOR: Michael Truman
PRODUCTION COMPANY: UK Films / Two Cities Films
STUDIO: Shepperton Studios
DISTRIBUTOR: British Independent Exhibiters
DVD RELEASE DATE: (was it ever released on DVD?)

Plot of "Stepping Toes"
The daughter of an elderly showman is ashamed of their family's show business background so she keeps his granddaughter away from him.

This was British child star Hazel Ascot's second film and she was 8 years old when it was made. The movie was originally entitled "Rhythm of My Heart" but it later had to be changed because there was a Bing Crosby film with that same name. In addition to tap dancing Hazel Ascot, the movie featured appearances and performances by Afredo Campoli, Billy Thurburn, Wee Georgie, the Cone School Girls, the Duke of York's School Boys, the Sanders Twins, and the Three Dots,

Cast and Film Roles
- Hazel Ascot as Hazel Warrington
- Enid Stamp-Taylor as Mrs Warrington
- Jack Barty as Joe
- Edgar Driver as Tich
- Ernest Butcher as Stringer
- Richard Cooper as Kenneth Warrington
- Ivan Samson as Jack Warrington (Hazel's Father)
- Wilson Coleman as Bob Burnham
- John Turnbull as Representative
- Jo Masters as Chorus

Also Featured in the Film:
- Billy Thorburn
- Charles Sewell
- Freddie Watts
- Gerry Fitzgerald
- Henry Latimer
- Marjorie Battis
- Rita Linden
- Wee Georgie
- The Sanders Twins
- The Three Dots
- Alfredo Campoli and the Glendale String Symphony
- Ballet by The Cone School of Dancing
- Band and Boys of The Duke of York's School

Technical Credits:
Photography: Jack Parker
Recording: J.K. Byers
Art Director: John Bryan
Technical Supervisor: Lance Comfort
Edited by: Ivy Swine & Michael Truman
Production Manager: Bob Jones

Articles About "Stepping Toes" (1938)
- British Film Institute "Stepping Toes" (1938) Listing
- Internet Movie Database "Stepping Toes" (1938) Entry
- Wikipedia "Stepping Toes" (1938) Article
- YouTube "Stepping Toes (1938) Video Trailer
- Profile and Fan Site for Child Star Hazel Ascot

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