There's not really much more to add to wmorrow59's excellent review of this oddity other than to confirm what he has written. Linder is barely recognisable, and the role is certainly at odds with the traditional conception of the man and his movies (who was the single biggest influence on Charlie Chaplin). The film is almost surreal and definitely bizarre. Given the brevity of explanatory titles, it assumes the viewer has some knowledge of the tale (which possibly nobody outside of Italy or France will). This being a Pathe film, the Pathe girls make an appearance during the film's final scenes to do their usual dance routine. Unfortunately, that adds a certain sameness to the film that is absent from the rest of the film. This one's a real curio, so give it seven minutes of your time if you get the opportunity.
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