Tormented by His Mother-in-Law (1908)

L'obsession de la belle-mère (original title)
Mr. and Mrs. Wellmarried would be the happiest couple on earth were it not for the terrible skeleton in the husband's cupboard, his mother-in-law. That dragon in woman's clothes always ... See full summary »

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Max Linder

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Max Linder ... M. Bienmariés
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Mr. and Mrs. Wellmarried would be the happiest couple on earth were it not for the terrible skeleton in the husband's cupboard, his mother-in-law. That dragon in woman's clothes always appears at the wrong moment, always says the wrong things and is therefore thoroughly hated by the young spouse. In this film we see the happy couple having lunch in perfect harmony when in comes wifey's mother. The husband glares at his enemy and, the intruder having made a remark concerning the quality of the food, the infuriated husband seizes the soup tureen and gives the guest a good ducking. Still furious the young man goes out and, passing a café, thinks he will quiet his nerves with a soda. He orders the beverage but, as he is about to mix his drink, the bottle takes the shape of his abhorred mother-in-law. Desperate, he grabs for his enemy and shakes her violently. Water comes rushing out of the bottle and customers having been doused by the apparent lunatic, he is compelled to leave. Arriving ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 June 1908 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Production Co:

Pathé Frères See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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