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19 April 1927 (Soviet Union) See more »
Natasha and her grandfather live in a cottage near Moscow, making hats for Madame Irène. Madame and... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Anna Sten ... 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

Directed by
Boris Barnet 
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Vadim Shershenevich 
Valentin Turkin 

Cinematography by
Boris Filshin 
Boris Frantsisson 
Production Design by
Sergei Kozlovsky 

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Also Known As:
"Devushka s korobkoy" - Soviet Union (original title)
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60 min | Spain:80 min | Belgium:98 min (Copy with French titles at Brussels Musée du Cinéma) | Russia:67 min
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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
a different sort of Russian movie, 16 July 2003
Author: plaidpotato from United States

I'm sure there are probably tons of Russian comedies, but for some reason it seems like most of the Russian movies that have achieved any kind of fame in the US are very heavy and serious, and usually fatalistic. Eisenstein had a great sense of fun, and his films often contain comedic scenes, but they tend to be high-minded and serious overall. I'm pretty sure the Girl with the Hat Box is the first pure Russian comedy I've ever seen. I loved it.

The story and the characters were extremely charming. Anna Sten was beautiful. The baddies were more comical than they were truly evil. And everything turns out happily in the end. It could have almost been a Hollywood movie, except the photography is better.

I'd like to see more Russian comedies.


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