Max fait du ski (1910)

Max fait du ski (1910)
Article 5662 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 4-9-2019
Directed by Louis J. Gasnier and Lucien Nonguet
Featuring Max Linder and Gabrielle Lange
Country: France
What it is: Slapstick

Max goes skiing and proves not to be particularly competent at the task.

IMDB classifies this slapstick short as a fantasy. Perhaps it is; the print I saw feels like a fragment, so there is a chance that something fantastic happens in the missing footage. As to what it could be, I have no idea; the plot description on IMDB gives no hint on what it could be. So let’s classify this one as a false alarm and this review as more of a warning for those expecting something more. On its own terms, it’s not bad; Max Linder was a talented physical comedian, and his antics are on the fun side. Still, it’s pretty obvious and hardly essential.


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