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Troubles of a Grasswidower (1912)
"Max reprend sa liberté" (original title)

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An elegant dandy - he of suit, vest, tie, and top hat - ignores his wife at dinner in favor of his newspaper, so she tearfully leaves him and returns home to mother. He is ecstatic, dancing... See full summary »

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Max Linder ...
Max (uncredited)
Delphine Renot ...
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Jane Renouardt ...
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An elegant dandy - he of suit, vest, tie, and top hat - ignores his wife at dinner in favor of his newspaper, so she tearfully leaves him and returns home to mother. He is ecstatic, dancing a jig at the prospect of new-found freedom, but after a series of disasters as he washes up the dishes, shops and cooks, makes his bed and tries to get a night's sleep, then looks unsuccessfully for his tie in the morning, he's at his wit's end and the place is in shambles. Will his better half return? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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26 January 1912 (Austria)  »

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Watch it and remember it's 1912

By our standards, it's old fashioned and clichéd.

Well, yeah! It was made in 1912, and was new fashioned then.

It became the basis for much comedy that followed. Major stars such as Charles Chaplin credited Max Linder as their inspiration.

He was an elegant clown, wearing tailored suits but doing some of the things the baggy-pants comics would copy later.

"Grass Widower," or "Grasswidower," created the cliché of the bumbling man trying to survive in what was considered the woman's world. He did it well.

This is a must-see bit of cinema history. You'll want to see it for the history, and you'll want to see it to laugh at the last scene.

The man, his wife, and his mother-in-law are identified here at IMDb, but there are other characters and I hope some day historians will be able to identify them, too.


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