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Mon pantalon est décousu

Weitere Titel: Meine Hose ist geplatzt (D, Ö)/ In a difficult position (USA) - Szenario: André Heuzé - Länge: 100m - s/w - Interpreten: Max Linder {Vicomte Dieutegarde}; Jacques Vandenne - Produktion: Pathé Frères - Katalog-Nr.: 2021/Febr.08 - Auff.: 4. Januar 1908 (Cherbourg/ Salle des Enfants de Cherbourg) — Weitere Auff.: 28.3.08 (Lübeck/ Metropol-Theater); 19.4.08 (Wien/Floridsdorfer Biograph-Theater)

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It is just a few moments before the ball, and the beau, by his strenuousness in dressing, has torn a huge rent in the seat of his only pair of trousers. Hastily seizing a needle and thread, he tries to sew them while on his person, and just manages to get a few stitches in; thus depending only on his own ingenuity, he decides to go to the function. He does well by summoning a cab. He reaches his destination all right, and is next seen in the reception room, where he uses a cushion to shield the faulty spot, bowing to right and left, but holding fast to the cushion. Going to the buffet with a lady, he keeps a chair close to the rent, and when an obliging waiter takes this from him he frantically grabs a platter and manages to cover up. But in the ballroom he dances with a handkerchief trailing gracefully behind him, finding this protection meagre, however, he appropriates his partner's fan for the purpose. His downfall comes only when the lady asks him to tie her shoe lace. He is stunned by the request, but pulls himself together and makes a daring attempt to oblige one-handed; but this feat being impossible he gives up, and the guests discover the tear. The beau sits on the floor in despair, but too late, for all are already gathered round him, and 'mid much laughter and ridicule he succeeds in dashing out of the room without turning his back toward the company. (Moving Picture World, March 14, 1908)

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Au moment de se rendre à une soirée, le vicomte Dieutegarde s’aperçoit que son pantalon est décousu. Il répare cela tant bien que mal. Pour ne pas faire craquer la reprise, il marche tout raide. Pour se rendre à la salle à manger, il maintient sa chaise sur son pantalon tout en offrant l’autre bras à sa voisine, à l’ahurissement du maître de maison. Il danse en maintenant un éventail ouvert. Mais il s’oublie et l’accroc apparaît. Rires! (Henri Bousquet, Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914, Bures-sur-Yvette, Editions Henri Bousquet, 1994-2004)

 

 

 

Anmerkung/Note: Remake: Max manque un riche mariage (1910).

Eine Kopie des Films wird verwahrt in: Archives du Film du CNC (Bois d'Arcy), Cineteca del Friuli (Gemona), Filmmuseum (Amsterdam), Lobster Films (Paris) Der Film war Teil der Serie "Les Films Max Linder" (TV 1995) (Mon pantalon est déchiré/Meine Hose ist zerrissen, ca.1907, 4:19)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our friend Max has a new kind of experience in this rib-fracturing comedy. Invited out to dine by the girl of his choice and dressed in his best, he discovers to his horror that he has a large rip in the seat of his trousers. He performs a hasty "first aid to the injured" with a needle and thread and leaves for his sweetheart's house, confident that all is well. While talking vivaciously to the other guests he hears, to his horror, an ominous rip. As they walk into the dining room Max carries along a chair as a "rear guard." While he is not looking it is removed and poor Max has to use a servant's tray to take its place. While they are dancing he seizes his charmer's fan and makes that serve as a screen. (Moving Picture World, Nov. 21, 1914)