High Hat

High Hat is a 1927 American silent comedy film directed by James Ashmore Creelman and starring Sam Hardy and Mary Brian.


High Hat is a movie extra at First National Pictures, but sees himself as the studio pundit, dispensing advice to stars such as John Barrymore and Pola Negri. A studio seamstress named Millie gets him a lucrative "closeup" assignment in the German director Von Strogoff's epic about the Russian Revolution, but he gets fired after falling asleep on a prop bed. Millie loses valuable jewellery entrusted by her to the thief Tony, and High Hat comes to her rescue. His fight with Tony is recorded by Von Strogoff and used in the film.