The Straw Hat

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.[2] The film's music was composed by Isaac Schwartz.

The Straw Hat
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Directed byLeonid Kvinikhidze
Written byLeonid Kvinikhidze
StarringAndrei Mironov
Vladislav Strzhelchik
Zinovi Gerdt
Yefim Kopelyan
Lyudmila Gurchenko
CinematographyYevgeni Shapiro
Edited byAleksandra Borovskaya
Music byIsaac Schwartz
Release date
  • 1974 (1974)
Running time
127 minutes
CountrySoviet Union

Plot summaryEdit

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 filmEdit

  • Intro song (We actors, minstrels, bards and poets...)
  • I'm getting married, I'm getting married...
  • Song about lovers
  • Song about the straw hat
  • Song about broken hopes
  • Our city isn't worse than Paris...
  • National Guards March
  • Final song (Rest in peace, Eugène Labiche...)

See for the text of the songs (in Russian)


  1. ^ «Соломенная шляпка» Lenfilm Annotated Film Catalog 1918—2003
  2. ^ Cоломенная шляпка до сих пор золотая
  3. ^ "«Соломенная шляпка»". Channel One Russia. Retrieved 2013-05-31.

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