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Weitere Titel: Modern Cinderella Comedy (Archivtitel) - Länge: 115,5m (Archivlänge) - s/w, teilweise viragiert - Interpret: Max Linder - Produktion: Pathé Frères - Katalog-Nr.: ? [Nicht im Pathé-Register enthalten.]/1910

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A shoe shop owner declares he will only marry the woman whose foot fits the smallest shoe. A shoe shop owner shows a shoe to two of his assistants and declares that he will marry the woman whose foot the shoe fits. One of the assistants then tries the shoe and it fits. Delighted she shows the shop owner, who shows her the door. The assistant goes to the drapers and buys a veil then returns to the shop, her face veiled and the tries on every pair of shoes in the shop, finally the smallest pair, which fit her but which she decides not to buy. The shop owner is delighted to have found his bride and follows the mystery woman out of the shop leaving the other assistants to tidy the shop. The mystery woman meets a friend and they go inside a courtyard and swap coats and hats whilst the shop owner waits on the street corner for his "bride". He follows the friend now dressed as the "mystery" woman and is watched by the shop assistant. The veiled woman meets a man friend on a café terrace in a park. The shoe shop owner climbs under the table and caresses the man's feet by mistake. He is chased off by the man and the shop assistant arrives to laugh at the joke with the friend. The waiter joins them and agrees to dress in the hat and coat. The women send the waiter to walk through the park. The shoe shop owner approaches to try the shoe again when the waiter reveals his identity. The shoe shop owner then places the shoes on the roadside for passersby to try on. CUT. He is next seen walking by a boating lake, where a woman's foot is seen protruding from a wicker chair. He tries the shoes on the foot and they fit. The woman reveals herself as the shop assistant and the shop owner is obliged to propose. (Archive notes, bfi)

 

 

 

Anmerkung: Noch Ende 1909/Anfang 1910 gab es Fälle, in denen 'Pathé' einen Film veröffentlichte, ohne Max zu identifizieren (z.B. in Le premier rendez-vous). Diese Praxis veranlasste den Variety-Kritiker 'Dash' zu der Bemerkung: "If the man is important enough in this picture [Avant et après!] to be billed then he should be billed in all the Pathe pictures, for he is the principal in all their comedy subjects." (19.2.1910) — Note: Even by late 1909/early 1910, there were still cases in which 'Pathé' released a film, without identifying Max (e.g. in Le premier rendez-vous). This led the Variety-reviewer 'Dash' to remark: "If the man is important enough in this picture [Avant et après!] to be billed then he should be billed in all the Pathe pictures, for he is the principal in all their comedy subjects." (Feb. 19, 1910)

Eine Kopie des Films wird verwahrt in: bfi/National Film and Television Archive (London)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pathé Register:

 

Der französische Filmhistoriker Henri Bousquet übernahm in den neunziger Jahren des letzten Jahrhunderts die Aufgabe das Gesamtwerk der französischen Filmproduktionsfirma Pathé Frères zu katalogisieren. Basis für seine Arbeit waren zwei alte Registerbände, die laut Bousquet alle Filme enthalten, die von Pathé hergestellt und vertrieben wurden. Der fortlaufend numerierte Bestand, der von Bousquet ab 1993 veröffentlicht wurde (Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914 [Vol. I-IV] und De Pathé Frères à Pathé Cinéma [Vol. I+II]), weist jedoch Lücken auf. Von insgesamt 6850 Nummern, die in der Zeit von 1905 bis 1917, in der Linder bei Pathé gearbeitet hat,  vergeben wurden, konnten für 510 Nummern keine Titel ermittelt werden. ― [In the 1990s the French film historian Henri Bousquet published his multi-volume “restoration”-work of the whole Pathé output Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914 [Vol. I-IV] and De Pathé Frères à Pathé cinéma [Vol. I+II]. For his work he relied on two contemporary “Registres Pathé” which he claimed to contain “all the films produced, edited or distributed by Pathé Frères between 1907 and 1926” (Foreword Vol.3). Since Pathé had continuously numbered its output, it was possible to compare it to films included in the register. It showed, that of all numbers issued between 1905 and 1917, the period in which Linder worked for Pathé, only about 92% could be attributed to a title (for 510 numbers there was no title found).]