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A Set of Teeth (1909)

Le ratelier de la belle-mère (original title)
Mother-in-law has been presented with a new set of false teeth, the gift of her son-in-law. The teeth are much admired by the family, but unfortunately their acquisition enables ... See full summary »

Director:

Émile Cohl

Star:

Max Linder
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Max Linder
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Mother-in-law has been presented with a new set of false teeth, the gift of her son-in-law. The teeth are much admired by the family, but unfortunately their acquisition enables mother-in-law to chatter even more volubly than before. She gets into a quarrel with a neighbor on the street. In the argument she drops her teeth and loses them. A man passing by finds them. While examining them closely the "jaws" close with a snap on his nose. Another person coming along helps him to get rid of the biting teeth and places them on a bench. A gentleman of leisure coming along takes a seat on the bench, but instead of getting the rest and comfort he anticipated, he finds himself in the same predicament as if he had sat on a sharp jawed rat-trap. His screams of anguish bring two policemen to the rescue, who gingerly remove the dental apparatus. They take it to the police station, but when they get there, in explaining to the chief how the teeth work, they themselves are cruelly bitten. At last ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 November 1909 (USA) See more »

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A Set of Teeth See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Released in the US as a split reel along with A Convict's Heroism (1909). See more »

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Edited into Los comienzos de la animación (1995) See more »

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Barely still in existence...
9 September 2010 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

The print I saw of this short Max Linder film from 1909 was so degraded that it was difficult to see what was supposed to be happening most of the time.

The story involves an old lady receiving a new pair of dentures which, although initially seeming OK, soon take on a life of their own and start biting anyone who comes within snapping distance, causing much Gallic waving of arms.

There's very little else to say about this blurred example of Linder's work. Perhaps, one day, a better print will surface, but until then I suppose we should just be thankful that a print exists at all, regardless of its quality.


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