The Straw Hat

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The Straw Hat
The Straw Hat.jpg
Directed by Leonid Kvinikhidze
Written by Leonid Kvinikhidze
Starring Andrei Mironov
Vladislav Strzhelchik
Zinovi Gerdt
Yefim Kopelyan
Lyudmila Gurchenko
Music by Isaac Schwartz
Cinematography Yevgeni Shapiro
Edited by Aleksandra Borovskaya
Release date
  • 1974 (1974)
Running time
127 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

The Straw Hat (Russian: Соломенная шляпка, translit. Solomennaya shlyapka) is a 1974 Soviet musical comedy television film directed by Leonid Kvinikhidze based on a play by Eugène Marin Labiche and Marc-Michel. The film's music was composed by Isaac Schwartz.

Plot summary[edit]

The extravagant life of a charming rentier who thought nothing of consequences. But living on credit finally wakes him up, forcing to end his bachelor's life by marrying the daughter of a wealthy earl for her money. All goes well until a horse eats a certain straw hat, triggering a series of farcical vents interwoven with the marriage.


Songs from the film[edit]

  • I'm getting married, I'm getting married...
  • Song about lovers
  • Song about the straw hat
  • Song about a cornet
  • Song about a cheated husband

See for the text of the songs (in Russian)

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