An Italian Straw Hat (Un Chapeau de Paille d'Italie) (The Horse Ate the Hat)

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Eugene Labiche and Marc Michel's effervescent French farce An Italian Straw Hat was gracefully adapted for the screen by director René Clair. Albert Prejean plays a well-meaning fellow who is on the way to his wedding. While en route, Prejean's horse has the bad manners to eat the expensive hat of a lovely young woman. The girl is beside herself, so Prejean gallantly offers to postpone his wedding until he can locate an identical chapeau, thereby setting in motion an endless series of comic misunderstandings. More than one historian has noted that Albert Prejean is made up to look like American two-reel comedian Charley Chase, most of whose "Imagine my embarrassment!" films were constructed pretty much along the same lines as An Italian Straw Hat. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Olga Tschechowa
as Anais Beauperthuis
Jim Gerald
as Beauperlhuis
Paul Olivier
as Uncle Vezinet
Alexis Bondi
as Another Cousin
Louis Pré Fils
as Bobin a cousin
Geymond Vital
as Tavemier
Volbert
as The Mayor
Alice Tissot
as A cousin
Yvonneck
as Nonancourt
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