[Max Lindner Returns Here To Out-Chaplin Chaplin]



  Hither cames, once again, Max Linder, “the Charlie Chaplin of France,” to reap rewards held out by the insatiable demand of American theaters for comedy. Linder had gained a favor in France second only to our own “Charlot,” when he came here in 1916 at the behest of the Essanay company, but the venture was not financially successful. Bad weather at Chicago, where Linder first was established for work, and his bad health when the strain brought on a relapse of illness from his war wounds, ran up a huge bill and he returned to France before he could make enough pictures to recoup his employers. Linder now tries the same venture “on his own.” He is on his way to California with the nucleus of a company he has brought over, and his style of comedy is so individual that, if he provides himself with good material, movie patrons are assured of entertainment that will have elements of real novelty from an American standpoint. (El Paso Herald, Dec. 13, 1919)