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La maîtresse de piano

Weitere Titel: Die Klaviermeisterin, Die Klavierlehrerin (D, Ö)/ The music teacher (UK, USA) - Regie: Charles Decroix - Länge: 130m - s/w - Interpreten: Max Linder, André Deed - Produktion: Pathé Frères - Katalog-Nr. 2123/Juni 08 - Auff.: 4. April 1908 (Saint-Quentin/ Omnia Cinématographe Pathé) — Weitere Auff.: 20.6.08 (Mülheim/ Mülheimer Viktoria-Theater); 25.7.08 (Wien/Floridsdorfer Biograph-Theater)

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A young girl, falling in love with a youth, a friend of the house, begs her father for permission to marry the chosen one of her heart, but the head of the family, for reasons of his own, refuses, in a great rage and at the next call the unsuspecting suitor makes at the house he finds the butler changed into an immovable guardian and is forbidden to enter. Returning home and finding a letter from his love telling him that her father wants a female music teacher, our young beau decides on a plan, and we next see him dressing op in feminine clothes and bound for the kingdom of love. On entering, he is introduced to the lord and master of his destinies, and being accepted, at once starts his new career as music instructor. The pupil is very unwilling at first, but when she finds out who the female teacher really is, she takes a sudden renewed interest for Mozart and Shubert. The lesson is going on brilliantly for both parties when the door opens and the father bids his daughter leave the room and starts flirting desperately with the music teacher. Things get so uncomfortable for the disguised lover that he makes an attempt to escape, but his movements being too quick and abrupt, and his wig falling off, the whole plot is discovered. The father wants to expel the intruder, but the youth threatens him with exposure regarding his conduct of a few minutes before if he does not consent to his marrying his daughter. The father reluctantly calls the young bride and joins their hands, making a comical attempt to look happy. (Views and Film Index; Moving Picture World, May 2, 1908)

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Une jeune fille tombe amoureuse d’un jeune homme, ami de la maison, et elle demande à son père la permission de l’épouser. Le maître de maison refuse net et signifie au jeune homme l’interdiction de revenir. De retour chez lui, le jeune homme trouve une lettre de sa bien-aimée lui disant que son père cherche une maîtresse de piano. Notre amoureux a une idée et s’habillant en femme, il se présente chez la jeune fille. Il est accepté par le maître de maison et commence immédiatement sa nouvelle carrière de professeur de musique. La jeune fille au début accepte à contrecœur mais lorsqu’elle a compris enfin qui se cache sous cet aspect, elle prend soudain un grand intérêt à Schubert et à Mozart! La leçon se poursuit ainsi brillamment, lorsque la porte s’ouvre et le père prie sa fille de sortir de la pièce puis commence à flirter outrageusement avec la maîtresse de musique. Tant et si bien que la situation devient inconfortable pour notre amoureux qui tente de s’enfuir mais gêné par ses vêtements, ses mouvements sont si brusques que sa perruque tombe et le pot au rose est découvert. Le père veut le jeter dehors mais notre jeune astucieux lui rappelle sa conduite et le menace de tout dire s’il ne consent pas à son mariage. Alors, le père, appelle la jeune fille et joint leurs mains en faisant contre mauvaise fortune bon cœur. (Henri Bousquet, Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914, Bures-sur-Yvette, Editions Henri Bousquet, 1994-2004)

 

Artikel A Imprensa, 26.02.10

A Imprensa, Feb. 26, 1910

 

 

* Anmerkung: Die Beteiligung von Linder und Deed wird erwähnt in der Anzeige für "A bella professora de piano" in "Pacotilha, 13.12.1910": "Wir richten die Aufmerksamkeit der Öffentlichkeit auf diesen Film gespielt von den gefeierten Künstlern Dide [sic.] und Max Linder." Der Regisseur Charles Decroix wird in einer Pathé-Anzeige in "Der Kinematograph" am 4.6.1913 erwähnt. Die Identität von André Deed als 'Did' wird bestätigt in der GAZETA DE NOTICIAS (26.9.1908): "... comico Did, o inimitavel creador do typo de Boireau!" — Note: The participation of Linder and Deed is mentioned in an ad for "A bella professora de piano" in "Pacotilha, Dec. 13, 10": "We call the attention of the public to this film, interpreted by the celebrated artists Dide [sic.] and Max Linder"." Director Charles Decroix is mentioned in a Pathé-ad in "Der Kinematograph" on June 4th 1913. The identity of André Deed as 'Did' is confirmed in GAZETA DE NOTICIAS (Sep. 26, 1908): "... comico Did, o inimitavel creador do typo de Boireau!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weitere Filmbeschreibungen/Kritiken:

 

A young man, in order to find his way to the house of his beloved, dresses as a lady music teacher, and after various incidents, one of which is his throwing a pail of water at an old gentleman who has been following him for some time, he succeeds in being engaged to the young lady, and all ends happily. (Kinematograph and Lantern Weekly, May 28, 1908)

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Among the best of the Pathe comics is The Music Teacher. A young lady is coming home from a music lesson, with her maid. A young man in the street finds her so pretty that he must know her address. Arriving at the door, she lets her maid go first, then turns round and throws him a kiss. A few minutes later a window opens and she drops a scrap of paper. He picks it up and reads - “The only chance for you to see me again is to apply to my father as a music master, unless he follows his first idea of giving me a lady teacher.” He goes home with a broad smile on his face, and soon re-appears with his hair flat against his forehead, dressed in a walking skirt, and with a music case in his hand. An old gentleman winks at the new music teacher, who answers him readily, but on arriving at the door of his lady love, the “music teacher” takes a pail of water from the hand of the astonished porter, and throws it at the gentleman. “She” introduces herself and is accepted; the first lesson is taken at once; but as the girl's young brother enters the room, the two thump hard on the piano. The small boy, struck by the good looks of the new teacher, tells “her” she is the most beautiful woman on earth. “She” laughs in her sleeve and gives him her hand to kiss. Upon which the father arrives, sends his son away with an angry word, and cannot help telling the “young lady” that he finds her absolute charming. The teacher tries to box his ears, and then looks for a means to escape; when suddenly, the small boy pulling at her skirt, is left with that part of her garment in his hand. When the first moment of amazement is over, the young teacher asks for the hand of his pupil, which is granted him. (Kinematograph and Lantern Weekly, May 28, 1908)