The Girl With The Hat Box

Directed by Boris Barnet

Year: 1927
Running Time: 67
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Country: Russia
Language: English intertitles [audio]
Genres: Silent, Comedy
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The Girl With The Hat Box

Cast
Anna Sten
Vladimir Fogel
Pavel Pol
Vladimir Mikhajlov

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Directed by Boris Barnet


A completely hilarious and charming romantic comedy featuring the extraordinary talents of director Boris Barnet and actress Anna Sten -- later a star for Goldwyn in the thirties. Anna works in a hat shop -- sharing her small apartment with a penniless student. She is given a supposedly worthless lottery ticket instead of her wages by her unscrupulous employer. However, the ticket wins her a fortune and a madcap chase ensues to possess the ticket -- and Anna's love.

The Girl With the Hat Box moves with the speed and grace of the best American silent comedies. Boris Barnet, a Russian director of English ancestry, was the great comedic genius of Soviet cinema with such films as The House on Trubnaya Square and When Moscow Laughs.

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A joy to watch...a boisterous slapstick scramble!" -- New York Times

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