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The Horse Ate the Hat (1928)

Un chapeau de paille d'Italie (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 13 January 1928 (France)
On his way through the woods to his marriage, Fadinard's horse eats the hat of a married lady spending here a few moments with her lover. Fadinard has to find the very same rare hat to ... See full summary »

Director:

René Clair

Writers:

René Clair, Eugène Labiche (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alice Tissot Alice Tissot ... Une cousine (as Mme Alice Tissot)
Alexej Bondireff Alexej Bondireff ... Un cousin (as M. Alexis Bondi)
Marise Maia Marise Maia ... La mariée (as Mlle Maryse Maia)
Yvonneck Yvonneck ... Nonancourt (as M. Yvonneck)
Louis Pré Fils ... Cousin Bobin (as M. Pré fils)
Albert Préjean ... Fadinard, le marié (as M. Albert Préjean)
Geymond Vital ... Le lieutenant Tavernier (as M. Vital Geymond)
Olga Tschechowa ... Anaïs de Beauperthuis (as Mme Olga Tschekova)
Paul Ollivier ... L'oncle Vézinet (as M. Paul Olivier)
Alex Allin Alex Allin ... Félix (as M. Alex Allin)
André Volbert André Volbert ... Le maire (as M. Volbert)
Jim Gérald Jim Gérald ... Beauperthuis (as M. Jim Gérald)
Lillian Beck Lillian Beck ... Une invitée de la noce (as M. Jim Gérald)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Berline Berline ... Une invitée de la noce
Lya Christy Lya Christy ... Une invitée de la noce (as Christie)
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On his way through the woods to his marriage, Fadinard's horse eats the hat of a married lady spending here a few moments with her lover. Fadinard has to find the very same rare hat to avoid her dishonor. This will greatly disturb his own marriage. Written by Yepok

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Restored in April 2016 through a partnership between the Cinematheque Francaise and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, with the support of the CNC and Arte France. The new 4K restoration is based on the René Clair's original camera negative which is preserved at the Cinematheque Francaise. See more »

Goofs

After the chair has been loaded onto the cart in a medium shot, the next long shot shows it in a different position. See more »

Connections

Version of Den italienska halmhatten (1974) See more »

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Sublime comedy
26 September 1999 | by insomniaSee all my reviews

I recently saw "The Italian Straw Hat" for the second time; on the silver screen yet! The plot is simple.A horse chews up a lady's straw hat.Her escort demands that it be replaced. This leads to all manner of complications. Slight? Perhaps. Funny? Absolutely hilarious - with not a word spoken!! If any reader gets a chance to see this film, or Clair's 'American' films - "The Ghost Goes West", "And Then There Were None", and: "I Married A Witch" - DO!


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Country:

France | Germany

Language:

None | French

Release Date:

13 January 1928 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

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| | (2016 restoration)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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