French Silent Films (Max Linder) Movies on DVD
French film comedy legend Max Linder brought his innovative stylings to America for the hilarious silent romp "Seven Years Bad Luck" (1921), in which he is beset with an avalanche of calamities after breaking a mirror. Features Linder's famed "mirror routine" that inspired the Marx Brothers in "Duck Soup." Also includes the early shorts "Troubles Of A Grasswidower" (1908), "Love's Surprises," "Max Takes A Picture" (1913), and "Max Sets The Style," as well as a clip from "Be My Wife." 117 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Dolby Digital stereo music score; behind-the-scenes footage; more. Silent with music score.
The slapstick artistry of French funnymen Max Linder is displayed in two of his American-made short films. Max takes on Dumas in the swashbuckling spoof "The Three Must-Get-Theres"; while "Seven Years Bad Luck," in which he's beset by a string of calamities after breaking a mirror, features Linder's famed mirror routine that inspired the Marx Brothers in "Duck Soup." 88 min. total. Standard; music score. Silent with music score.
Silent fans everywhere will recognize his hat, stick, and 'stache...and those who don't will love the comedy of Max Linder all the same! This compilation includes 12 hilarious Linder shorts, including "Max Learns To Skate" (1905), "The Legend Of Ponchinella" (1907), "Max Fears The Dogs" (1909), "Max And The Quinquina" (1911), "Max Juggles For Love" (1912), "Max Plays At Drama" (1913), and six more. 115 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: music score. Silent with music score.