The Leghorn Hat

The Leghorn Hat (German: Der Florentiner Hut) is a 1939 German period comedy film directed by Wolfgang Liebeneiner and starring Heinz Rühmann, Herti Kirchner and Christl Mardayn.[1] It is based on the 1851 play The Italian Straw Hat written by Eugène Labiche, which has been adapted for the screen on several occasions.[2]

The Leghorn Hat
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Directed byWolfgang Liebeneiner
Written byHorst Budjuhn
Bernd Hofmann
Based onThe Italian Straw Hat
by Eugène Labiche
Produced byHeinz Rühmann
StarringHeinz Rühmann
Herti Kirchner
Christl Mardayn
CinematographyCarl Hoffmann
Karl Löb
Edited byGottlieb Madl
Music byMichael Jary
Distributed byTerra Film
Release date
4 April 1939
Running time
91 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Hans Sohnle and Wilhelm Vorwerg. It was shot at the Babelsberg Studios in Berlin. It premiered in Magdeburg on 4 April before opening at the Gloria-Palast in the capital on 18 April.



  1. ^ Franz Stadler; Manfred Hobsch (9 November 2015). Die Kunst der Filmkomödie Band 2: 1.000 Filmkomödien (in German). Mühlbeyer Filmbuchverlag. pp. 342–. ISBN 978-3-945378-21-2.
  2. ^ Waldman p.251


  • Waldman, Harry. Nazi Films in America, 1933-1942. McFarland, 2008.

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