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Max Takes Tonics (1911)

Max victime du quinquina (original title)

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Max needs a tonic after an illness, and the doctor prescribes a Bordeaux glass of wine three times a day. One proves to be enough, as Max drinks a quart glass of wine and proceeds to get into trouble.

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Georges Gorby
Gabrielle Lange
Paulette Lorsy
Jacques Vandenne
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Max needs a tonic after an illness, and the doctor prescribes a Bordeaux glass of wine three times a day. One proves to be enough, as Max drinks a quart glass of wine and proceeds to get into trouble.

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Great early comedy
10 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

Max Linder was not only a master of physical comedy (creating lots of gags later imitated by almost everybody else) but also a great director in the "primitive mode of representation". Almost every scene is done in only one long shot but every bit of the frame is fully utilised with very studied actors' movement and creating different spaces within the frame.

The film mixes very successfully slapstick with farce and even social commentary with hilarious results thanks to Linder's wonderful performance and visual precision.


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