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Seven Years Bad Luck (1921)

TV-G | | Comedy | 6 February 1921 (USA)
After breaking a mirror in his home, superstitious Max tries to avoid situations which could bring bad luck-- but in doing so, causes himself the worst luck imaginable.

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Max
Alta Allen ...
Betty - Hi's Fiancée
Ralph McCullough ...
John - His Valet
Betty K. Peterson ...
Mary - His Maid (as Betty Peterson)
F.B. Crayne ...
His False Friend
Chance Ward ...
The Railroad Conductor
Hugh Saxon ...
The Station Master (as High Saxon)
Thelma Percy ...
Station Master's Daughter
C.E. Anderson ...
A Jail Bird (as Cap Anderson)
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After breaking a mirror in his home, superstitious Max tries to avoid situations which could bring bad luck-- but in doing so, causes himself the worst luck imaginable.

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Also Known As:

Hét évig nem lesz szerencsém  »

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The broken mirror routine is a precursor to the one in Duck Soup (Marx Brothers). See more »

Quotes

Max: You're very nice, but you're becoming a little too familiar.
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Edited into En compagnie de Max Linder (1963) See more »

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Best Mirror Scene Ever
14 January 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

The Mirror scene towards the beginning of "7 years bad luck" is by far the best and most sophisticated ever commited to film. Max Linder displays a kind, gentle and loving character full of life, energy and spirit. One can easily see why charlie chaplin referred to himself as Max's "Pupil."


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