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Max et son âne (1912)

Joe Dawson is in the part of the donkey. He, Joe, is represented as being engaged to a pretty girl, who is accustomed to take a ride on her donkey every day. Max writes to the girl for an ... See full summary »

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Joe Dawson is in the part of the donkey. He, Joe, is represented as being engaged to a pretty girl, who is accustomed to take a ride on her donkey every day. Max writes to the girl for an appointment. Joe decides to teach Max a lesson, and one morning plays the part of the donkey. His fiancée rides on his back when she goes to meet Max. The donkey constantly edges his head in, and pushes Max off the park seat. Having frightened his unfortunate victim into taking to his heels, he gives chase very realistically. He tracks Max to the roof of a pile of flats, is induced to jump into space after him, and pommels his body when he comes upon him in the street. Max is now quite readily made to incite and sign a quaintly worded statement, to the effect that he will never make love to the donkey's mistress again. Written by The Bioscope

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3 May 1912 (Austria)  »

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Max and his Pantomime Donkey
24 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

Max Linder strays further from his usual haunts of situational comedy, far into straight slapstick as he gets into a dispute over the woman he is courting with a pantomime donkey -- although whether the donkey wants the girl or Max is something I can not quite make out.

In any case, Max and the Donkey go on the set slapstick chase of the French and Italian cinema, including crawling down the side of a building. It is here that we get a touch of Max' character: while Max just leaps, the donkey stops and thinks it over on the rooftop before finally heading down the building, an effect which is achieved by putting a painting of a wall on the floor and shooting each of them crawling backwards in turn.

While straight slapstick chase is not Max' usual meat, he manages to pull it off with enough charm to make this worthwhile.


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