Translation of: MAX LINDER VIVE. - MAX Y SU SUEGRA, CARAS Y CARETAS, 10. Oct. 1914
MAX LINDER LIVES. - MAX AND HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW
Countless girls, who shed tears in tender memory of Max Linder, undoubtedly have cause for immense joy to learn that the great king of laughter is not only alive, but also in a safe place, despite his military uniform, it is not easy getting hit by enemy bullets. The demands of war have turned Max Linder into an official chauffer for the Ministry, located in Bordeaux, he is "giving Handle" quietly when his excellency needs the car.
It was inconceivable that a man who has made us laugh, died in a tragic way, and the French government, not wanting to give the world the pain, put him where he can serve his country, while sheltering their popular and sympathetic figure to the delight of the movie fans.
Despite the war and despite the fulfillment of his patriotic duty, Max never forgets his art and devotes a few moments, where he takes the liberty to drive the machine through the streets and suburbs of Bordeaux. Max's releases follow one another, and for almost all the fumes comes a new film.
Perhaps the most remarkable of the few that have been released in recent times, will be shown in the theaters Petit Palace and Palace next Saturday. It is entitled, "Max and his mother-in-law," and it shows us the great mime in one of his truly happy moments. Max appears Newlywed giving his arm to his girlfriend, still wearing wedding dress and behind the mother-in-law, fat, old and ugly and who does not want to leave her daughter even in the very moment when the lovers are preparing to deliver the classic "en fin seuls” ... Many who know Max can imagine his distress and despair at the impossibility of getting rid of the mother-in-law... he wants to run away from the old, with the girl, and just make the train start with him and leave with the bride.
They decide to change clothes and depart on their honeymoon, but the mother-in-law's determination to embitter their honeymoon is added to the game and there is no choice but to take her. Once in the mountains of Switzerland the grooms are dedicated at skating at sledding, racing skies and other winter sports, but the mother-in-law wants to participate in all, resulting in scenes that forces the most gloomy and bilious man to laugh.
Considered from the artistic point of view, this film also has much merit with its beautiful snowy landscapes, its rugged mountains, glaciers and cliffs.
Through it all and yet, Max reluctantly has to load himself with the good lady, whose role is certainly played by a notable comic artist, worthy companion to Linder, whose name we regret we do not know because it is a new actress in motion pictures, but merited and highly skilled in all kinds of sports.
Those present at the Palace and other theaters Glücksmann and salons that rent their films, are therefore to be congratulated, because the war doesn't prevent them from seeing constantly interesting movies.
Remittances of movies received by the house Glücksmann have declined somewhat in number, but are, however, quite abundant in its theaters to not need to use films of old repertoire.
A few days ago Max Glücksmann came from Europe, bringing many good movies, and assures us that the house Pathé will be the only from France to continue working, despite the war, and he has taken all the necessary measures for his house and his theaters, to not constantly missing the films, almost as in normal times.
Linder's new film, clearly demonstrates that Glücksmann does not omit efforts to bring new items of the first order.
On Saturday, the Palace will surely be "au grand complete" because especially the female element pays homage to his presence, the great comedian, after having rendered so many tears? Honest. Leon de Aldecoa [?] (Caras y caretas, Oct. 10, 1914)