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Max Learns to Skate (1907)
"Les débuts d'un patineur" (original title)

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Max causes havoc when he joins other skaters on a frozen lake.

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Max causes havoc when he joins other skaters on a frozen lake.

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This was the first movie in which Max Linder appeared as the charming gentleman dressed in silk hat and mustache, a character who soon made him one of the most beloved comedians on the silver screen before World War I. See more »

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An important film but not an especially funny one.
9 January 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Max goes ice skating. Although he appears confident, he has no idea what he's doing and is a complete menace on the ice--knocking folks down as he tries, in vain, to skate.

According to IMDb, this is the first Max Linder film where he appears as his rich dandy--a character he perfected and played for years--much like Chaplin's 'little tramp'. Unfortunately, while this makes it an important film, it doesn't mean it's all that funny. It's a very simple setup and not much more than that--though it is nice that they actually filmed it outdoors during winter. However, just watching Linder fall and knock others down isn't funny when seen today--though perhaps audiences were less demanding in 1907 and thought this was hot stuff. After all, he DID go on to make several hundred films!


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