The Love Letter (1913)

Max et le billet doux (original title)
A young dandy flirts with a pretty young woman, and follows her home. She shuts the door in his face, but tosses him a note out the window. The wind catches it up, and blows it into another... See full summary »

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Max Linder
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Max Linder ... Max
Lucy d'Orbel Lucy d'Orbel
Georges Gorby
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A young dandy flirts with a pretty young woman, and follows her home. She shuts the door in his face, but tosses him a note out the window. The wind catches it up, and blows it into another window of another apartment. To get into this place and secure the note, Max, the dandy, poses as the Chief Gas Inspector. A poodle, however, has carried the note out into the street again, although the beau is not aware of this. While he is searching for his letter, a neighbor complains to him of his exorbitant gas bill of $15. This Max remedies by making it 15 cents. At last he learns the dog carried off the note, follows and captures it, only to find it written in a foreign language. Nothing daunted he carries it to a translator, who interprets it as follows: "Sir. I am an honest woman, and I beg of you to cease your attentions. Otherwise, I shall tell my husband. X.Y.Z." A little farce, slight in the telling, but so cleverly done throughout by the excellent actor appearing as Max that it is ... Written by The New York Dramatic Mirror

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

5 August 1913 (USA) See more »

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The Love Letter See more »

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Pathé Frères See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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It is a typical Max comedy done in his well-known clever way
20 October 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Max Linder plays the comedy lead in this picture. He flirts with a girl in the park and follows her home. She drops him a note from the window, but it blows into another house. He pretends to be a gas inspector and enters. Meanwhile a poodle has jumped out the window with the note. A man in the next flat is roaring about the size of his gas bill and the janitor tells him the inspector is in the house. Max is summoned to inspect a leaky meter. To get out of the scrape he reduces the man's gas bill. Max goes back to look for the letter in the first flat and sees the dog with the letter through the window. He gets it but finds it is written in a foreign Arabic. He goes to a translator. There is a laugh among the girls there because the letter is from a married woman who begs him to cease his attentions. Max retires in a sheepish manner. It is a typical Max comedy done in his well-known clever way, and therefore good. - The Moving Picture World, August 16, 1913


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