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Max pédicure (1914)

Once more Max adopts subterfuge in order to pursue his amours, but, unfortunately, pa requests attention to his cornuted extremities. Max is forcibly ejected for his "pains," and suffers, ... See full summary »

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Once more Max adopts subterfuge in order to pursue his amours, but, unfortunately, pa requests attention to his cornuted extremities. Max is forcibly ejected for his "pains," and suffers, in addition, from an encounter with the genuine pedal performer. Written by The Bioscope

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Yep, that's the title
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Before Charlie Chaplin came onto the scene, the world's most popular movie comedian was Max Linder, whose career extended from 1905 through his death in the mid-twenties. Chaplin called him 'The Professor'. In a long series of shorts for Pathe, he rang the changes on his role as a Parisian boulevardier, falling in love with some lovely young woman and getting into funny situations.

Here, after one of his better meet-cutes -- he rescues the young lady's dog from some ruffians in the park -- he calls on her and has to masquerade as a door-to-door pedicurist -- although the German title seems to think he is a chiropractor. Max' reactions as he has to tend to the feet of increasingly unattractive members of the family are very funny. And that is the entirety of this ten-minute movie -- and a highly satisfying one it is, too.


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