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The Leghorn Hat (1939)

Der Florentiner Hut (original title)


Cast overview, first billed only:
Theo Farina
Herti Kirchner ...
Helene Barbock, seine Braut
Baronin Pamela v. Sarabant
Baron Bubi v. Sarabant
Victor Janson ...
Hannsgeorg Laubenthal ...
Leutnant Emil v. Parade
Gerda Maria Terno ...
Helmut Weiss ...
Onkel Florian (as Hans Herrmann-Schaufuß)
Hubert von Meyerinck ...
Elsa Wagner ...
Baronin Champigny
Alexa von Porembsky ...
Edith Meinhard ...
Zofe bei Baronin Champigny
Paul Bildt ...


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2 June 1939 (USA)  »

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The Leghorn Hat  »

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1.37 : 1
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Funny Nazi sex comedy from Germany's past
26 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes this was funny,Heinz playing Farina,who fall in love with the daughter,Helene Barbock,played by Herti Kirchner, of a flower nursery,Barbock,played by character actor and sometime film director Victor Janson.The problem occurs when next door neighbor wife,played baroness Pamela, played by Christl Mardayne ,of Baron Sarabant,played by Paul Henkles,is when Farina catches the baron having an affair behind the bushes with a soldier played by Hannsgeorg Laubenthal.Heinz horse eats her hat up and she begs Heinz to replace her hat,so her husband won't find out.He refuse to ,so, they come to his house and refuse to leave until her hat is replace.This mess up Heinz wedding plans.Farinas new women servant, Virginia ,played by Gerda Maria Turno, is over sexed and is horny for her fellow co worker butler Felix,played by Karel Stepanek.When Farine finally goes to the hat shop,owned by his ex girls friend , played by Alexa Von Porembsky,That some on e.I don't know who the actor is ,thinks he's a professional singer and invited to sing at Baroness Champigny .In which his in laws all come in to the barons house and mess the party up.Paul Henckles plays the baron looking for his wife and ends up stopping at Heinz house cause his feet hurts from walking,hoping his wife shows up.The hat is never made and Hienze's uncle Florian wedding gift ,for his bride ,a straw hat is used to replace the old one.When Heinz explain his flash back of how he met his fiancé,Cameras are use to replace him in which the audience is him meeting hr and her family.It suppose to take place sometimes in the 1880 or 90' Yet the women servant Virgina where a 1939 short servant dress ,right below the the knees,Heinze's ex girl friend Clara,is wearing a 1939 long dress and hairdo.One of the hate workers are wearing a 1939 hair do and short dress ,below the knees.Such dress would only be worn in early Burlesque shows and would of been a scandal in the 1880s .It's very funny even though I don't know German.The Barbock Family is portrayed as being over affectionate Kissee Kissee .Excellent German classic Available at Germanwarfilms.com and Amazon.De? 01/26/13

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