Devushka s korobkoy (The Girl with the Hat Box)




Screenplay by V. TURKIN


Directed by

Boris BARN E

Cinematography by B. FRANTSISSON


Production Designer



Natasha Korostelyova -


Grandfather - V. MIKHAILOV

Cashier Fogelev - V. FOGEL

llya Snegiryov -


Madame Irene - S. BIRMAN

Her husband - P. POL'

Marfushka - E. MILYUTINA

This film is one of film director

Boris Barnet's early works.

Made to propagandize

the state loan,

this comedy is interesting

for its innovative efforts

in characterizing the protagonists,

and is attractive

for its lyrical narrative.

Natasha Korostelyova

and her grandfather

lived in a small house

near Moscow.

Each day, an enamored

railway cashier, Fogelev,

was rushing to the object

of his hopeless love.

Natasha and her grandfather earned

their living by making hats.

I'm afraid, dear Natasha, you'll

fly away from me soon.

You mean my getting married?

Don't be afraid!

Each morning Natasha

took their orders to Moscow...

From faraway provinces, llya Snegiryov

was traveling to Moscow,

dreaming of studying at

a workers' faculty.

Madame lrene's Hat Shop,

for which Natasha worked.

Marfushka -

the shop owner's maid.

The housing committee is here, ma'am!

One room in lrene's flat was registered

fictitiously in Natasha's name,

though actually living in it was

Nikolai Matveyevich Trager,

Madame lrene's husband.

And your tenant, Natalya Korostelyova,

who is registered in that room,

where is she?

Since I had you registered,

my dear,

you should've spent a night

here from time to time,

because the housing committee

is pestering me again!

I'd like to know how big your turnover

is. I'm a financial inspector.

You idiot!

He is a financial inspector!

In search of a lodging.

Excuse me, where can I find

a room to rent?

llya Snegiryov spent all evenings

and nights at railway stations.

What do you want from me,

for God's sake?

I'm sorry, I...

Sorry, it was an accident...

I dropped a ruble... was looking for it...

I have nowhere to sleep...

What are you thinking about, Natasha?

I feel sorry for him...

He has nowhere to sleep...

Hoping for a new meeting.

At Madame lrene's,

they were expecting guests.

I can arrange a room for you.

llya Gavrilovich Snegiryov.

Tula Guberniya,

village of Lopatino.




Natalya Petrovna Korostelyova.

Bolotino Station

of Moscow Region.




You asked for it, so I've arranged it.

This is my husband,

he will live in my room!

I won't let anyone in!

You may be registered there,

but the room is not yours!

Do not offend my wife!

Is it her room or not?

Which way is it?

You see, she's our tenant.

And now she got married.

Please, come to the next room!

Oh, it's falling!

Goodbye, husband!

I'll pay you a visit some day...

The first night

passed with no incidents.

The Trager couple

declare a war.

To the House Committee.

From the responsible tenant

Nikolai Matveyevich Trager.


Tenant Korostelyova

actually doesn't even think

of living in the flat,


it is evident

that llya Snegiryov

living in her room,

is her fictitious husband,

and is subject to eviction from

the flat I'm responsible for.

Nothing but bonds.

Irene dear, give me some money.

I've spent everything on this and that...

You still owe me

for my work.

Pay this b*tch!

Oh beauties, oh beauties,

oh beauties of cabaret,

You've been born for sheer enjoyment...

Stop singing!

Ma'am, the house government

came to see the new tenant!

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