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Le petit jeune homme

Weitere Titel: Ein Grünschnabel (D, Ö)/ A Young Lady-Killer (UK)/ Willyboy gets his (USA) - Regie: (Louis Gasnier) - Szenario: Max Linder - Länge: 145m - s/w - Interpret: Max Linder {Isodore Panachon} - Produktion: Pathé Frères - Katalog-Nr.: 3025/Sept.09 - Auff.: 13. August 1909 (Wien/ Gisela-Theater) — Weitere Auff.: 11.09.09 (Herne/ Kinematoscope); 24.9.09 (Paris/ Omnia Pathé)

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Ein junger Mann geht auf Eroberungen aus. Er begegnet zwei jungen und hübschen Damen, wendet sich nach ihnen um, zögert furchtsam und fast dann plötzlich Mut und folgt ihnen nach. Die beiden Damen versuchen vergeblich ihre Eroberung los zu werden und machen sich über den jungen Mann lustig. Sie treten in einen Konditorladen. Max folgt ihnen und verzehrt hier etwa ein Dutzend Windbeutel, immer mit verliebten Augen nach den Damen schielend. Beim Verlassen des Ladens merkt er, dass er zuviel gegessen hat, aber trotzdem folgt er ihnen. Sie gehen zum Zahnarzt. Dort eingetreten lassen die beiden Damen Max den Vortritt und er erleidet wohl oder übel den Verlust eines Backenzahnes und mehrerer Schneidezähne. Er verliert jedoch nicht den Mut und folgt den beiden Spötterinnen zu deren Wohnung, wo sie ihm eine Cigarre offerieren. Nach ein paar Zügen wird der junge Mann plötzlich bleich, rennt zum Fenster und die Katastrophe vollzieht sich. Ein Herr welcher vorübergeht denkt es regnet und spannt seinen Schirm auf. (Katalog Pathé, 1909)

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Mr. Max Linder, who "creates" the principal role in this picture, is we think, one of the best cinematographic actors there is. He was responsible, we believe, for the numerous adventures of Theodore which Messrs. Pathe have from time to time produced, and now once more he gives a finished performance of a delightfully irresponsible young man who pursues two damsels through the public streets and is lured by them to destruction. The youth is struck by the appearance of the girls as he passes, and turns to follow them. They determine to teach him a lesson, and lead him first to a confectioner's, where he is surfeited upon sweets; then to a dentist's, where he is compelled to part with two perfectly sound teeth; and finally to their house, where he is made sick with cigarettes. Mr. Linder's fascinating personality and the perfection of his pantomimic art, combine to make this a very amusing picture. (The Bioscope, Sep. 2, 1909)

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Isidore Panachon, collégien en vacances, se promène, conquérant, lorsqu’il croise dans la rue deux jeunes femmes élégantes et parfumées. Il se retourne, hésite, timide et, tenté et prenant son courage à deux mains, leur emboîte le pas. Les deux jeunes femmes essaient vai­nement de se débarrasser de leur conquête, ce que voyant, elles prennent le parti d’en rire. Elles entrent chez un pâtissier où Isidore avale une douzaine d’éclairs, tout en roulant vers elles des yeux blancs. En sortant de la bou­tique, Isidore à un peu mal au cœur. Il n’en continue pas moins son manège et entre chez le dentiste à la suite des deux jeunes femmes. Celles-ci le font passer en premier et Isidore, bon gré mal gré, doit subir l’extraction d’une incisive et de deux molaires. Il ne se décourage pas cependant et se laissent entraîner chez les rieuses qui lui offrent des cigarettes. Après les premières bouffées, Isidore devient tout pâle, court précipitamment à la fenêtre et l’inévitable catastrophe se produit: les petits gâteaux se répandent sur la chaussée tandis qu’un passant, croyant qu’il pleut, ouvre son parapluie. (Henri Bousquet, Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914, Bures-sur-Yvette, Editions Henri Bousquet, 1994-2004)

 

 

 

Eine Kopie des Films wird verwahrt in: bfi/National Film and Television Archive (London), Deutsche Kinemathek (Berlin), George Eastman House (Rochester) Ein Ausschnitt des Films ist enthalten in: L'homme au chapeau de soie (Dokumentation, 1983)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weitere Filmbeschreibungen/Kritiken:

 

Not much of a comedy, although the photography is excellent. A „dude“ flirts with a couple of girls, follows them through the streets and into several places, and finally home. There they ask him in and give him a cigarette to smoke which causes him to regret it. Walt. (Variety, Dec. 18th 1909)

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A farce comedy story with a number of amusing incidents based on an idea of some humor, is told in this film, but the last scene is a trifle disgusting even if it does bring a laugh. A Paris masher follows a pair of young women into a confectioner's, where he forces himself to eat when he is not hungry. Next he follows them into a dentist's, where they politely make way for him and the dentist pulls one of his teeth, while they enjoy his discomfiture. Following them home, they invite him in and give him a cigarette, but the confectionery he has eaten and the loss of his tooth has turned his stomach, and he is forced to relieve himself at the window, a passing stranger getting the result on top of his silk hat. (The New York Dramatic Mirror, Dec. 18th 1909)

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Willyboy, just home from college for a short holiday, starts out for a stroll. His clothes he knows are of the latest cut, and with his handsome face, killingly stylish way of walking and swinging his stick, he is not surprised at the glances of admiration directed at him by all the girls he meets. Just as he turns a corner he collides with two queens of fashion and, bowing to the ground, begs them to excuse his awkwardness. They reply so sweetly and are altogether so charming that Willyboy decides to turn back and follow them. They are highly amused when they see the conquest they have made and throw smiling glances every now and then over their shoulders. They finally enter a bake shop and are hardly seated at one of the tables when in comes faithful Willyboy and takes a seat right next to them. He looks very demure, indeed, just as if he happened in there by the merest accident, and ordering the first thing that comes into his head, finds himself compelled to eat a half dozen of the richest chocolate eclairs while he waits for the girls to finish their lunch. When they leave the store he follows right along, feeling anything but comfortable, however, after his heavy lunch. Their next stop is at the dentist's – but great indeed is his consternation as the young ladies beg the dentist to attend to him first as they are not in a hurry and can wait. Willyboy is game, however, and actually has two molars and one incisor extracted while the girls in the waiting room shriek with merriment at the trick they have played on him. When the operation is over he passes out with his handkerchief to his poor mouth and is astonished to hear the girls tell the doctor that they will put off their engagement until another day. He follows them to their home, where they invite him in an offer him some cigarettes. Now just at this particular moment smoking is the very last thing that Willyboy feels like doing. Anything but well when he left the bake shop, the teeth extracting completely finished him, and consequently after the first few puffs of the strong cigarettes provided by his chance acquaintances, our poor hero feels as if he were on the high seas and the vessel was doing a terrible lot of rolling. (Film Index, Dec. 11th, 1909; Moving Picture World, Dec. 11th, 1909)

 

An interesting story of how a masher was finally punished by two young women, who lead him a merry dance, even to the dentist's where he is forced to have some teeth extracted because he could not well escape, after pretending he had some difficulty with them. The girls then entice him home and offer him a cigarette, which is too much for him and he gets a bad attack of seasickness. The film is amusing and gets many a hearty laugh before it runs its course. (Moving Picture World, Dec. 25th, 1909)

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We now pass on to another favourite of the biograph theatre, Max Linder who impersonates a youth supposed to be smitten with the charms of two damsels. Timidly, yet with a certain amount of determination, he follows them through the streets and all hints that his presence is not desirable are lost upon him. Annoyed at his presumption, the two girls resolve to make him to consume a quantity of unwholesome cakes as a penalty. A visit to the dentist follows, and before he is well aware of it he has lost a couple of good teeth. He is full of pluck, however, and continues the chase, with a handkerchief pressed to his face, and is soon inveigled into smoking some cigarettes which they press upon him. These, however, as another photograph shows, put the finishing stroke to his discomfort, and the young ladykiller is finally vanquished. (The Strand Magazine, Feb. 1911/Reprinted in „In the Kingdom of Shadows“)