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23 April 1917 (USA)  »

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Max Linder som Chauffør  »

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I really liked this one and this it's one of his best.
8 March 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The film begins with Max and a friend out after an evening of heavy drinking. Seeing them hitching up a horse backwards and taking it home is certainly very memorable! Once home, his father disowns him for his riotous lifestyle and Max is hungry. So, to get a free meal, the dapper Max drops by a party--getting a chance to gorge as well as meeting a nice lady. Later, however, when he's forced to get a job as a cabbie, he meets up with this lady and her mother--and he doesn't want them to know that he's only a cab driver--which leads to disastrous results.

I've seen quite a few of Max Linder's comedies and think this is among his best that exist today. It has a decent amount of laughs and Linder is at his best--being very agile and physical in this little film. The way he smoothly moves about is quite impressive. Now I am not saying the film is perfect--the story seems a bit choppy and I think this is due to the print being less than perfect. At times, it seems like portions of the film are missing--as sometimes the transitions seem to be absent.


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