Two Russian Classics by Boris Barnet! Out of U.S. distribution for decades, OUTSKIRTS is an internationally renowned masterpiece of early sound cinema. In a remote Russian village during World War I, colorful and nuanced characters experience divided loyalties: family loyalty vs. personal desire, nationalism vs. transcendent humanism.
Moving with the speed and grace of the best American silent comedies, THE GIRL WITH THE HATBOX established Barnet's reputation. The charming Anna (Anna Sten) works in a hat shop, sharing her small apartment with a penniless student. A supposedly worthless lottery ticket from her employer turns into a gold mine, leading to a madcap chase for the ticket - and her love.