An Italian Straw Hat (Un Chapeau de Paille d'Italie) (The Horse Ate the Hat)
An Italian Straw Hat (Un Chapeau de Paille d'Italie) (The Horse Ate the Hat) (1928)

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,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 15, 1992
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Clair's talent would not survive long into the coming of sound, but at this point in his career he seems marvelously assured, creative, and playful.

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Film4

The plot is very slight, but director Clair maintains a tight grasp of the action and the end result is a fun and enjoyable piece of playful absurdity.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... a fleet, lightfingered gem with the befuddled energy and knockabout momentum of a Harold Lloyd movie, the criss-crossing characters of a screwball comedy and the continental attitude and sparkling wit of a Lubitsch film.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's a madcap, sophisticated comedy of the highest order.

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