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Interpreten: Max Linder, Georges Vinter — UA: 6. Juni 1912 (Paris/ Brasserie Cinéma Rouchechouart)

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I spent a most enjoyable evening last Thursday at the Brasserie Rochechouart Cinema. The occasion was the special performance given for the benefit of the Courrier's fund for military aviation, and the star turn was a boxing match on roller skates between Max Linder and Nick Winter, the famous film actors. It was more than a boxing match, it was a cinematograph sketch, invented by Max Linder. Amidst the applause of the large and expectant audience, the referee entered the ring - which had been erected in front of the screen - and, after introducing the detective, announced the conditions of the fight. Some minutes elapsed before anything else happened; meanwhile Nick Winter - his coolness for once having deserted him - began to show signs of nervousness, while the referee, seconds and audience anxiously awaited the arrival of Max. 'Ladies and Gentlemen,' said the referee, 'I am very sorry but' - then some one suggested the telephone - which happened to be in the ring. Immediately May Linder was rung up. Out went the lights and the picture of the missing combatant answering the 'phone was shown on the screen. The house shook with laughter. Then the film showed us Max preparing to come, meeting with many accidents on the way with disastrous results to his clothes, until at last in a fainting condition he arrived at his goal. The lights went up and down the centre of the hall came our hero, just as we had seen him on the screen. Eventually the fight commenced - it was ludicrously funny and ended by the second being knocked out by the boxers, both considering themselves as winners. I do not think I have ever heard such genuine applause as greeted Max Linder's sketch - it was a terrific success. There is no doubt that the appearance of cinema actors in connection with a film adds enormously to the public interest in the pictures and those who act them. The 'cinematographic sketch' has great future. Parisian Notes. By John Cher. (The Bioscope, June 13, 1912)

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Max Linder et Nick Winter, le fameux policier, ont donné à la Brasserie Cinéma Rochechouart une soirée de Gala qui prit les proportions d'un véritable triomphe. Le programme comprenait un match de boxe entre ces deux étoiles de l'écran. Quoique les deux combaitants soient d'apparences fort inégales, il y eut «match nul» pour la simple raison que les deux arbitres furent knockoutés au troisième round par les deux boxeurs. J'oublie de dire que cette curieuse rencontre avait lieu sur patins à roulettes, sport éminemment glissant entre tous. Les deux vainqueurs furent ovationés par une foule en délire et ils traversérend la salle portés en triomphe par des partisans exaltés. Pends-toi Jacques Jonhson! et toi brave Carpentier réfléchis et médite. Puis Max Linder interpréts un sketch merveilleux d'entrain et de gaieté qui mit la salle en délire. Enfin un programme cinématographique parfait en tous points contribua au succès de la soirée. Bref tout fut réussi! Un merci de derrière les fagots à tous ceux qui prétèrent leur concours à cette séance qui fournit à la Caisse de souscription de notre excellent confrère le «Courrier cinématographique» la coquette somme de 500 francs. La Jettatura. (Le Cinéma, 14.6.1912)