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Moscow That Weeps and Laughs (1927)
"Devushka s korobkoy" (original title)

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Natasha
Vladimir Mikhaylov
Vladimir Fogel ...
Fogelev
Ivan Koval-Samborsky ...
Ilya Snegiryov
Serafima Birman ...
Madame Irène
Pavel Pol ...
Irène's Husband (as P. Paul)
Yeva Milyutina ...
Marfusha
Vladimir Popov
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Natasha and her grandfather live in a cottage near Moscow, making hats for Madame Irène. Madame and her husband have told the housing committee that Natasha rents a room from them; this fiddle gives Madame's lazy husband a room for lounging. The local railroad clerk, Fogelev, loves Natasha but she takes a shine to Ilya, a clumsy student who sleeps in the train station. To help Ilya, Natasha marries him and takes him to Madame's to live in the room the house committee thinks is hers. Meanwhile, Madame's husband pays Natasha with a lottery ticket he thinks is a loser, and when it comes up big, just as Ilya and Natasha are falling in love, everything gets complicated Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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19 April 1927 (Soviet Union)  »

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Moskow Laughs and Cries  »

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An unexpected prize
18 October 2011 | by (US) – See all my reviews

The Girl With the Hatbox" is a cute, charming silent comedy of Russian girl who travels between her home in the country and an apartment owned by a greedy, rich couple in Moscow.

She meets a poor student with nowhere to go, and ends up marrying him to give him the right to stay in the apartment although the marriage starts as just a platonic arrangement.

Lots of hi-jinx ensue, almost all well acted, and I found myself enjoying it way more than I expected to.

Yes, there are some over the top performances, and a couple of unneeded sub-plots, including our heroines cruel ignoring of the post man who is in love with her, but overall this is a breezy, sweet comedy, well worth watching.


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