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Weitere Titel: Meine Uhr geht zu spät (Ö)/ My watch is slow (UK, USA) - Länge: 90m - s/w - Interpret: Max Linder - Produktion: Pathé Frères - Katalog-Nr.: 2018/März 08 - Auff.: 4. Januar 1908 (Cherbourg/ Salle des Enfants de Cherbourg)

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A young clerk buys a new watch which happens to be a bad timekeeper. In blissful ignorance of this fact, he carries it off and it begins to make trouble for him. He departs for his desk at the office in ample time, according to the watch, but when he arrives there he finds himself several hours late, and his only plea being a new watch, the employer decides that something is wrong. He is next seen as he keeps an appointment with his sweetheart, taking his deficient time piece as a guide. When he reaches the rendez-vous he waits patiently but the lady does not appear. When he makes inquiry, however, a waiter hands him a note from her, in which she states that she waited for him for an hour after he was due, and being fully convinced that he is not sincere, earnest, etc., etc., does never again want to hear from him. The poor fellow almost collapses when he compares his time piece with another; but his troubles are not yet over, for on reaching home he finds a letter from his employer telling him that his presence need no more cast its brilliancy over the establishment - fired. (Moving Picture World, March 14, 1908)

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Un jeune employé achète une nouvelle montre qui se révèle être de mauvaise qualité. Ignorant le fait, il arrive le lendemain plusieurs heures en retard. Comme il déclare que c’est à cause de sa nouvelle montre, son employeur déclare que ce n’est pas une bonne excuse. Notre ami, cependant, n’est pas au bout de ses peines. Il arrive au rendez-vous avec sa fiancée et attend, attend! Lorsqu’il questionne un serveur, celui-ci lui remet une lettre de la jeune fille qui lui écrit qu’elle l’a attendu une heure et comme elle est convaincue qu’il n’est pas sincère… elle ne veut plus le voir. Notre pauvre héros comprend lorsqu’il compare sa montre avec une autre. Ses ennuis ne sont pourtant pas terminés car lorsqu’il rentre chez lui, il trouve une lettre de son patron le mettant à la porte. (Henri Bousquet, Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914, Bures-sur-Yvette, Editions Henri Bousquet, 1994-2004)

 

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Anmerkung: Linders Beteiligung wird erwähnt in "Le Stéphanois", 10.7.1911 und in "The Daily News" [Perth], 15.9.1911: "... "My Watch in Slow" (in which that inimitable artist, Max Linder, plays a prominent part), ...". - Note: Linder's participation is mentioned in "Le Stéphanois", Jul. 10, 1911 and in "The Daily News" [Perth], Sep. 15, 1911: "... "My Watch in Slow" (in which that inimitable artist, Max Linder, plays a prominent part), ...".