Three Hats for Lisa

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Three Hats for Lisa
"Three Hats for Lisa" (1966).jpg
UK poster by Tom Chantrell
Directed by Sidney Hayers
Written byDavid D. Osborn
Screenplay by Leslie Bricusse
Talbot Rothwell
Produced by Jack Hanbury
Starring Joe Brown
Sophie Hardy
Sid James
Una Stubbs
Dave Nelson
Cinematography Alan Hume
Edited byTristam Cones
Music by Leslie Bricusse (songs)
Eric Rogers
Seven Hills Productions
Distributed by Anglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
  • May 30, 1965 (1965-05-30)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Three Hats for Lisa or One Day in London [1] is a 1965 British musical comedy film directed by Sidney Hayers and starring Joe Brown, Sid James, Sophie Hardy, Una Stubbs and Dave Nelson. [2]



Three young Cockneys take a day off work to meet Lisa Milan, an Italian movie star, at Heathrow airport. She travels with them and their taxi driver in search of some typically British hats. The rule of the game is to steal a hat from its wearer. Lisa wants a bobby's helmet, a businessman's bowler, and the bearskin cap off a palace guard. A musical chase ensues around Swinging Sixties London, evading press and police.


Musical numbers

All songs were written by Leslie Bricusse

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  1. "Three Hats for Lisa". British Comedy Guide.
  2. "Three Hats for Lisa". BFI. Archived from the original on 16 January 2009.

Three Hats for Lisa at IMDb