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Uniform Title Chapeau de paille d'Italie (Motion picture)
Title The Italian straw hat [videorecording] / Albatros presents ; adapted and directed by René Clair ; produced by Alexandre Kamenka.

Imprint [United States] : Flicker Alley, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    CHA    Available
Edition Deluxe ed.
Description 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (15 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Note Originally released as a silent motion picture in 1928.
From the play by Eugene Labiche and Marc Michel.
"There is a choice of two accompaniments, one by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra and the other by pianist Philip Carli."
Special features include silent films, La Tour (Eiffel Tower), Noce en goguette (Fun after the wedding), Leghorn hat (PDF) and the essay, Eugene Labiche, Vaudevillist Member of the Academy by Clair Vincent (PDF).
Credits Camera, Maurice Desfassiaux, Nicholas Roudakoff; music, Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra or Philip Carli.
Cast Albert Préjean, Marise Maia, Olga Tschekowa, Alice Tissot, Alexis Bondireff, Vital Geymond.
Summary "A bridegroom is riding to his marriage when his horse eats a straw hat hanging on a branch while its owner, a married lady, enjoys a tryst behind the bush with her lover, a fierce hussar. She cannot go home without her hat, so the groom interlaces his wedding with an attempt to find madam a twin chapeau, launching a series of misunderstandings and embarrassments"--Container.
System Details DVD, all regions, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; stereo.
Language Silent film with English intertitles and optional French or Spanish subtitles and choice of musical accompanyment.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Hats -- Drama.
Bridegrooms -- Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Weddings -- Drama.
Relaciones hombre-mujer -- Teatro.
Sombreros -- Teatro.
Genre/Form Comedy films.
Film adaptations.
Silent films.
Motion pictures, French.
Added Author Clair, René, 1898-1981. Director.
Kamenka, Alexandre, 1888-1969 Producer.
Carli, Philip. Composer.
Préjean, Albert. Actor.
Maia, Marise. Actor.
Tschechowa, Olga, 1896-1980. Actor.
Marc-Michel, M., 1812-1868.
Labiche, Eugène, 1815-1888. Chapeau de paille d'Italie.
Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
Films Albatros (Firm)
Flicker Alley (Firm)
Added Title Tour.
Noce en goguette.
ISBN 1893967506
Standard No. 617311675096
Music No. FA0016 Flicker Alley

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