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Charles Le Bargy
Charles Le Bargy,
While caring for his sick daughter, a doctor is called away to the sickbed of a neighbor. He finds the neighbor gravely ill, and ignores his wife's pleas to come home and care for his own daughter, who has taken a turn for the worse.
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Pretty good for 1908--pretty lame when seen today.
Max Linder is one of the earliest film comedians--appearing in movies well before the likes of Chaplin and Keaton. However, despite being an international star, today he's mostly forgotten.
This is one of Max's earlier films--before he began directing himself and producing more mature comedies. In other words, like the very early comedies, this is based on a VERY simple premise and Linder just improvises. It's impressive for what it is, but he'd be making much better and more complex films just a few years later.
The film begins with swiping a few cigars--and you'd assume they are his father's. He is so pleased with himself--now he can look sophisticated and very adult. Unfortunately, all that really happens is that he gets very sick. Sadly, the sick scene is WAY overdone--begin way too long and not subtle in the least. For 1908 it's not bad but when seen today it just looks overdone.
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