Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Max lance la mode - 1912

Country: France
Language: French
Release Date: 4 June 1912 (USA)
Directors: René Leprince, Max Linder
Writer: Max Linder
Stars: Max Linder, Stacia Napierkowska and Jane Renouardt
Also Known As: Max Sets the Fashion UK / USA
Max als Modekönig Austria / Germany
Max Starts the Fashion UK
Production Co: S.C.A.G.L.
Max Linder was arguably the greatest comic actor on the screen until Charlie Chaplin, who called him 'The Professor' came on the scene. In hundred of short subjects he generally played a Parisian boulevardier in some recognizable form.
In this one, he is courting Stacia Napierkowska, best remembered for her lead in the silent version of L'ANTIDE. But first he oversleeps and then he burns his shoes, so when he buys the pair off the feet of a cole-porteur, she is horrified by his lack smart footwear, But Max always has a plan in mind and in this one-reeler, he gets off a very nice gag or three.

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