Straw Hat

burlesque

Typology

feature

Czech title

Slaměný klobouk

Runtime

86

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1971

Production year

1971

Premiere

24.03.1972

Language version

Czech

Director

Oldřich Lipský

Screenplay

Miloš Macourek, Oldřich Lipský

Screenstory

Miloš Macourek, Oldřich Lipský

Summary

This film is based on the 1851 Art Nouveau farce Un Chapeau de paille d'Italie (The Italian Straw Hat) by French dramatist Eugène Labiche. The play was popularised in Czechoslovakia thanks to a transcription by Jiří Voskovec and Jan Werich and a run at their Osvobozené divadlo (The Liberated Theatre) in the 1930s. When Werich revived the play at Divadlo satiry (The Satire Theatre) in 1975 he was assisted by Oldřich Lipský who had previously directed a film version of the play scripted by his regular collaborator Miloš Macourek. The comedy Slaměný klobouk (Straw Hat, 1971) stars Miloš Kopecký as the idle dandy Maurice Fadinard who hopes to remedy his financial inadequacy by marrying Helenka (Iva Janžurová), the daughter of a rich greengrocer. However, complications arise in the run up to the wedding when Fadinard’s horse eats a straw hat belonging to a flirtatious lady (Květa Fialová). Her quick-tempered lover (Pavel Landovský) compels our flawed hero to hunt down an exact replacement. The film was a welcome apolitical entertainment, allowing Macourek and Lipský to pursue their favoured genre of farcical comedy.

Synopsis

A Parisian bon vivant, Mr Maurice Fadinard, is broke and has to marry into a fortune. He chooses the young daughter of the greengrocer Nonancourt, the innocent Helenka. In vain, Fadinard asks his future father-in-law to pay him a part of the dowry before the wedding. After leaving Nonancourt, he stops in a grove where he has his last "farewell" date with Lisette. At the same time in the same grove, Lieutenant Emil has a date with the married Anais. Anais has laid down her new straw hat and Fadinard's horse destroys it. Wedding preparations are well under way at Fadinard's flat. Emil and Anais arrive amidst the confusion and demand another hat from Fadinard. Without it, the beautiful lady cannot return home. Fadinard tries a number of things to get hold of a hat, but is not too successful. He keeps looking for one on the way to the church, even after the wedding ceremony. The jealous husband of Mrs Anais learns why Fadinard needs the hat and becomes furious. In the end, Fadinard gets the money from his father-in-law, pays his debts, and Anais gets the hat that Uncle Vezinet has brought for Helenka. Playing the innocent, Anais then comes to Fadinard's flat as if looking for her husband. Cousin Bobin, who is in love with Helenka, takes a shot at Fadinard. He misses, but knocks the hat off Mrs Anais' head. The hat flies out of the window and the horse hitched to the lord mayor's coach eats it.

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Cast

Miloš Kopecký

bonviván Maurice Fadinard

Iva Janžurová

Helenka, Fadinardova snoubenka

Vladimír Menšík

zelinář Bernard Nonancourt, Helenčin otec

Stella Zázvorková

teta Klotylda

Lubomír Kostelka

strýc Charles, manžel Klotyldy

Květa Fialová

Annette Beauperthuisová

Pavel Landovský

poručík Emil, milenec Beauperthuisové

Jiří Hrzán

bratranec Bobin

Ilja Prachař

Albert Beauperthuis, manžel Annett

Jana Šulcová

Lisette, Fadinardova milenka

Josef Kemr

sluha Felix

František Filipovský

šéf tapetářů Briand

Josef Hlinomaz

tapetář Boufon

Jan Libíček

tapetář Durant

Lubomír Lipský

strýc Vezinat

Jiří Lír

věřitel Charpentier

Ota Sklenčka

šéf kanceláře Dubois

Karel Effa

starosta

Helena Růžičková

baronka de Champigny

Otto Budín

host u baronky

Zdena Hadrbolcová

slečna Sarah, host u baronky

Miroslav Homola

lékař Colasanne

Jana Preissová

služebná Virginie u Beauperthuisů

Jitka Zelenohorská

komorná baronky

Jaroslav Tomsa

lokaj u baronky

Viktor Očásek

sluha u baronky

Jára Pospíšil

klavírista

Karel Augusta

příbuzný Helenky

Václav Švec

příbuzný Helenky

Antonín Soukup

příbuzný Helenky

Růžena Smolíková

příbuzná Helenky

Jana Hana Duffková

příbuzná Helenky

Jan Fleischer

příbuzný Helenky

Jiřina Hautová

příbuzná Helenky

Jiří Menzel

pěvec Nissardi

Josef Vytasil

Pascal, Klotyldin syn

Jiří Hálek

obřadník

Jan Kraus

poslíček z čistírny

Ivo Gübel

Achille, host u baronky

Viktor Maurer

Gaston, host u baronky

Karel Hábl

host u baronky

Luďa Marešová

host u baronky

M. Jehličková

host u baronky

Lubomír Břinčil

policajt

Zuzana Fišerová

družička

Monika Hálová

družička

Petra Kodýmová

družička

Marie Horáková

družička

Zuzana Tomková

družička

I. Seemanová

družička

Libuše Komancová

žena na ulici

Michaela Mišková

žena na ulici

S. Krátká

žena na ulici

R. Ziková

žena na ulici

Vilém Lipský

muž na ulici

Vít Pešina

muž na ulici

Eduard Pavlíček

muž na ulici

Jan Sieber

muž na ulici

Antonín Samler

muž na ulici

Adolf Široký

muž na ulici

Karel Vítek

kaskadér

Crew and creators

Second Unit Director

Tomáš Svoboda

Assistant Director

Lubomír Břinčil, Marie Hejzlarová

Based on

Eugéne Labiche (Slaměný klobouk – divadelní hra)

Shooting Script

Oldřich Lipský

Script Editor

Jiří Brdečka

Second Unit Photography

Oldřich Hubáček

Camera Operator

Jiří Pospíšil

Production Designer

Karel Škvor

Set Designer

Ivo Černý, Miloš Osvald, Jiří Rulík

Costume Designer

Ester Krumbachová

Film Editor

Miroslav Hájek

Sound Designer

Josef Vlček

Titles Designed by

Vladimír Dvořák

Production Manager

Jiří Beránek

Unit Production Manager

Vlasta Synkulová, Jaroslav Vágner

Cooperation

Jan Kňákal, Jan Kuděla, Jana Coufalová

Music

Music Composed by

Luboš Fišer

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Štěpán Koníček (FISYO)

Songs

Amor, amor, amore mio

Singer

Jiří Menzel [dab] (Amor, amor, amore mio)

Production info

Original Title

Slaměný klobouk

English Title

Straw Hat

Copyright

1971

Production Year

1971

Premiere

24.03.1972

Technical info

Format

35mm , Betacam, DVD

Versions

Czech