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Weitere Titel: Nach dem glücklich bestandenen Abiturienten Examen (D, Ö)/ A Student on the Spree (UK)/ On a racket (USA) - Regie: (Louis Gasnier) - Szenario: Max Linder - Länge: 185m - s/w, teilweise viragiert - 4 UT - Interpret: Max Linder {Max} - Produktion: Pathé Frères - Katalog-Nr.: 3225/Dez.09 - Auff.: 21. November 1909 (Graz/ Bioskop Theater Annenhof) — Weitere Auff.: 18.12.09 (Hamburg/ Waterloo Theater); 31.12.09 (Paris/ Le Cirque d'Hiver)


Max hat sein Examen glücklich bestanden und wird danach von seinen Eltern mit Geld und Schmeicheleien dermaßen überhäuft, dass er sich entschließt den feierlichen Tag in Gegenwart eines Freundes und zweier Schönen mit Champagner zu feiern. Das Fest verläuft in der üblichen heiteren Weise. Unser Freund begeht tausend Torheiten, nach denen ihn seine reichlich verwirrten Gedanken und seine taumelnden Füsse nach der elterlichen Wochnung führen. Er kommt mit vieler Mühe nach dem Speisezimmer, wo ein Mahl für ihn bereit steht. Aber Max kann die Gegenstände nicht mehr unterscheiden. Er hält das Fenster für einen Schrank und befördert seine Sachen alle auf die Strasse und den gedeckten Tisch für ein Bett, auf welchem er sich schlafen legt. Auf das Geräusch des zerbrechenden Porzellans hin kommen die Eltern und pflegen den Sohn wie es dieser Zustand erfordert. (Katalog Pathé, 1909)


The theme of this picture farce is not of an elevating character, but it is acted with inimitable humor by a comedian formerly a popular favorite in Pathe films, but whose face has been a long time absent, and it is therefore more than welcome. A young man has just received his degree from college, and his delighted father gives him a pocketful of money, and tells him to go out for a celebration. The youth sets out with three companions, a young man and two women, and they try to consume all the wine in Maxim's, with the result that the youth is taken home a helpless "drunk." In the dining room of his home he hangs his clothes out of the window, and goes to sleep on the dinner table, falling to the floor, where he is found by his astonished parents. It is not the things done in the picture that causes laughter, but the droll way in which this excellent comedian does them that counts. (The New York Dramatic Mirror, Jan. 22, 1910)


Max vient de décrocher son premier bachot. Ses parents, exultants, le bourrent de tendresses et d’argent que le jeune lauréat, en compagnie d’un sien ami, décide de dépenser en une bombe gigantesque, sablée au champagne et présidée par deux reines de beauté. Après la fête, il rentre péniblement au logis paternel. Là, il parvient, après des efforts réitérés, à gagner la salle à manger où un souper a été préparé pour lui. Mais Max qui ne distingue plus très bien le contour des objets, prend la fenêtre pour la porte de son armoire et, après y avoir jeté pêle-mêle son chapeau, sa canne et ses vêtements, il s’étend sur la table, le nez dans un fromage à la crème, au milieu d’un épouvantable fracas de vaisselle brisée. À ce bruit, les parents accourent et prodiguent au jeune néophyte les soins que réclame son lamentable état. (Henri Bousquet, Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914, Bures-sur-Yvette, Editions Henri Bousquet, 1994-2004)




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a) Glücklich bestanden. - b) Brief. - c) Bei Maxims. - d) Die zehnte Flasche Sect. (Zensurkarte Berlin Nr.4970, 16.11.1909)







Weitere Filmbeschreibungen/Kritiken:



Mr. Max Linder has himself evolved this playful little incident from the inner recesses of his own brain. As a play it is slight, but as a piece of merriment it would hold its own, we think, against the most formidably humorous rival. Briefly, it depicts the escapades of a youthful 'varsity man whose parents supply him with bountiful rewards of money when he gets his degree. The „spree“ in which he indulges with these unwise gifts is of the maddest description - as friends of Mr. Linder can imagine - and the adventure ends with discovery by the parents of their son sleeping on the breakfast table with his once glossy head in a soup tureen. (The Bioscope, Dec. 2nd 1909)


„On a Racket“ is a comedy subject that doesn't go very far in the laugh-producing line. A young man receives his degree. His father is so pleased he loads the son down with money and tells him to go the limit. The boy takes on his chum and a couple of ladies fair and they proceed to „do the town.“ He gets pretty well soused up without producing anything very funny in the process. He finally becomes so bad that he has to be carried home. His chum dumps him in the hall of his home and leaves. The souse gets into the dining room and mistaking the table for his bed goes to sleep. He puts his head down in a bowl of some mushy stuff satisfactorily.  Walt. (Variety, Jan. 22nd 1910)


A wild night of revelry, from which Monty returns sadly the worse for wear. (The Billboard, Jan. 8, 1910)


Monty is overjoyed because he has got his degree and when his generous father hears the good news he presents his son with a goodly amount of money which the latter decides to spend in having a glorious time in celebration of the event. He therefore sends a note to a chum and tells him to meet him at "The Terrace" with two "queens" and he will foot the bill. He then proceeds to get into his evening clothes and we soon see him hastening away to join his friends. He finds the friend and the queens and they surely do make a night of it. Monty is the life of the party and not only keeps his own friends amused but has everybody in the cafe in roars of laughter at his wonderfully amusing doings. In a most good natured way he takes up a siphon and squirts the contents over an inoffensive gentleman sitting at the next table. The gentleman naturally take umbrage at this want of courtesy and strikes Monty. The latter hauls off and is evidently about to give him a telling blow, but just as his fist is about to come in contact with the man's head he changes his mind and smilingly places his arm about his neck and embraces him most affectionately. Of course the man's wrath is immediately turned to amusement and , everything ends up satisfactorily. Nine bottles of champagne having already been consumed by the party and Monty himself drinks a tenth from his own hat. This of course brings down the house and the party finally gets so hilarious that they are all put out. When Monty reaches his home, mistaking the open window for his closet, he opens it and throws all his clothes piece by piece out into the street, thinking he is carefully hanging each piece away in the closet. His parents finally find him asleep on the dining room table with his head resting in the cheese cake. (Moving Picture World, Jan. 22, 1910)

A bit of farce comedy from the Pathe studio certain to keep the audience in good humor throughout the length of the film. The acting and photographic quality of the work are both alike satisfactory and attractive. (Moving Picture World, Jan. 29, 1910)