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Jockey par amour

Weitere Titel: Jockei aus Liebe (D, Ö)/ A Double Event (UK)/ A jockey for love (USA) - Regie: (Max Linder; René Leprince) - Szenario: Armand Massard - Länge: 365m - s/w - Interpreten: Max Linder {Max}; Marthe Debienne {Mlle Debienne} - Produktion: Pathé Frères - Katalog-Nr.: 5694/Febr.13 - Drehzeit: 9.6.1912 (Paris, Parc de Prince) - UA: 17. Januar 1913 (Wien/ Wiener Lichtspiel-Theater) — Weitere Auff.: 25.1.13 (Magdeburg/ Panorama); 21.3.13 (Paris/Omnia Pathé)

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It is some time since we have had a Max farce. They are welcome back. Max volunteers to ride as the jockey when his countess finds that her own jockey is unable to ride. She refuses because Max is overweight. This does not disturb Max. He goes out on the road, runs ten miles with an iron dumb-bell, and rides the race to success. His reward is the hand of the countess. It is all quite amusing. G. (The New York Dramatic Mirror, May 28, 1913)

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Au pesage d’Auteuil un jour de Grand Prix, Max est présenté par son ami, l’entraîneur Michel Quintal, à la charmante Mlle Debienne, propriétaire de Kissmy, favori du grand Steeple. Sur ces entrefaites arrive un télégramme: Berthel, le jockey de Kissmy, malade, ne peut monter le représentant de l’écurie Debienne. Max, sur qui la beauté de Mlle Debienne a produit une vive impression, s’offre spontanément pour remplacer le jockey absent. Mlle Debienne, qui compte beaucoup sur son poulain, très en forme, accepte avec joie la proposition. Pour monter Kissmy, Max pèse 10 kg de trop. La course, la gymnastique et les bains de vapeur, ont vite raison de cet excédent de poids et le nouveau jockey, radieux, peut enfin prendre le départ. À la première haie, Max fait une chute exceptionnellement sévère.Mais, transporté par les ailes de l’amour, il remonte en selle, rejoint le peloton et gagne d’une longueur. Heureux comme un roi, acclamé, porté en triomphe, Max, enivré par le succès, ose se déclarer. Hélas! Mlle Debienne lui répond gentiment qu’elle lui est fort reconnaissante du service rendu, mais qu’elle n’épousera jamais un homme maigre! Désolé, Max veut engraisser et suit un régime de Gargantua. Il est devenu joufflu et ventru, comme une hottentote, lorsqu’il reçoit le billet suivant: “J’ai bien réfléchi… vous me plaisez, svelte comme vous êtes, venez me voir, je vous aime. Debienne”. Heureusement, l’embonpoint de Max n’était que du “chiqué” Il enlève son rembourrage, et, élégant comme naguère, il voit sa persévérance récompensée. (Henri Bousquet, Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914, Bures-sur-Yvette, Editions Henri Bousquet, 1994-2004)

 

Artikel Jockey par amour

"Cinéma et l'écho du cinéma réunis", 7.3.1913

 

 

 

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Max falls in love with Mdlle. Dulcienne, owner of „Kismet,“ favourite for the Chantilly Grand Steeplechase. The lady views Max coldly. She is preoccupied on account of the forthcoming race. A disappointment awaits her. Her jockey falls ill, and it looks as if the favourite would have to be scratched. Max volunteers to ride Kismet to victory, and commences to get down weight by strenuous exercises. He fades away visibly under the treatment. The great day comes at last, and Max mounts Kismet. He has a fall, but, sustained by love, remounts, and comes in first. Emboldened by his success, he dares to speak of his love to Kismet's owner, and is told by that lady that she can never marry a thin man. Max starts from that day to fatten himself up. He eats and drinks prodigiously, but no sign comes to cheer his spirits, and his cheeks remain haggard and drawn. Eventually he fakes a little embonpoint. At this juncture the lady changes her mind, and declares that she will have Max thin and slender. Max, eagerly reducing his bulk, goes to his lady love, all elegance, charm and gaiety. (The Bioscope, Jan 30th 1913)

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Max falls in love with Dulcienne, the owner of “Kismet,” favourite for the Chantilly Grand Steeplechase. A few days before the race Dulcienne's jockey falls ill. Max offers to ride in his stead and commences to reduce his weight by a series of strenuous exercises. He fades quickly away, but on the day of the race mounts and rides “Kismet” to victory. Emboldened by his success he proposes, but Dulcienne tells him that she can never marry a thin man. Food fails to fatten him, so Max fakes a little embonpoint. At this critical juncture the lady changed her mind. Max eagerly reduces his bulk and all ends happily. (Kinematograph Monthly Film Record, February 1913)

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Max meets the Countess Duvienne in a very distressing moment, for she has just learned that her jockey will be unable to ride her horse, the favorite for the owner's stakes. In that irresistible way of his, Max volunteers to ride in the jockey's stead. The countess thanks him but cannot accept his offer, because of his excessive weight. The gallant Max, nothing daunted, decides to reduce. After running a mile with a forty-pound dumbell, he looks like a wet rag, but goes gamely to a Turkish bath. This treatment brings Max down to weight, and mounted on the countess' horse. Max fights every stride of the tight race, but wins, not only the race, but the countess as well. (Moving Picture News, May 17, 1913; Moving Picture World, May 17, 1913)

 

Max Linder in this picture has an experience in training down to arrive at a proper weight for a race. He substitutes for a jockey. He has an experience in a bath, in which the temperature seems to be what it is said to be – 180 degrees. He is stripped to the waist and you can see the perspiration. He wins the race, though, and the girl. Fair comedy. (Moving Picture World, Jun. 7, 1913)