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Les plaisirs du soldat

Weitere Titel: Soldatenvergnügen (D, Ö)/ The pleasant side of a soldier's life, Soldiers' antics (UK, USA) - Länge: 205m - s/w (Pathécolor?)1 - 9 UT - Interpreten: Max Linder {Vicomte Gontran du Pneu Crevé}; (André Deed?)2; (Georges Vinter?)3 - Produktion: Pathé Frères - Katalog-Nr.: 1963/Jan. 08 - Auff.: 28. Dezember 1907 (Marseille/ Eden-Cinéma) — Weitere Auff.: 16.2.08 (Graz/ Grazer Bioskop)

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Ein nobler junger Herr tritt in den Dienst des Heeres und wird sofort eingekleidet. (Ad. in "Der Volksbote", 21.2.1908)

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A Pathe film in which the pranks of soldiers are illustrated with a good deal of caricature. The situations in which the recruit finds himself are amusing and the audience enjoys the horseplay. (Moving picture world, Jan. 23, 1909)

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Le vicomte Gontran du Pneu Crevé part pour le service militaire accompagné de tous les Pneu Crevé. Il se fait évidemment chahuter au cours du voyage. Plus tard, la comtesse sa mère vient le voir à la caserne. Elle le trouve en bourgeon, épluchant des pommes de terre. Elle va se plaindre au colonel qui, furieux fait mettre Gontran en prison. Peu après, en permission, Gontran devenu un véritable soldat arrive avec un compagnon à la réception du château complètement saouls. (Henri Bousquet, Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914, Bures-sur-Yvette, Editions Henri Bousquet, 1994-2004)

 

 

 

Anmerkung: Eine Beteiligung von Max Linder wird erwähnt in "O Fluminense", 2.6.1909 und "Le Stéphanois", 31.7.1911. 1)Die "Elmira star gazette" (31.1.1908) kündigt den Film an mit den Worten: "ein schöner kolorierter Film". - 2)In einem Artikel über André Deed heißt es in dem Brasil. Magazine "O Malho" vom März 1940: "Er debütierte im Film neben Max Linder im Jahre 1905, in einem Studio in Vincennes. Erschien zuerst in dem Streifen «Max Linder rekrutiert» (/Max Linder recruta) ..." Dieser könnte auf "Les plaisirs du soldat" als Originaltitel hindeuten? - 3)Eventuell handelt es sich bei dem (Pathé?-)Titel «Le premier mois d'un soldat» (1907) mit Georges Vinter, der bisher in keinem Katalog auffindbar ist, um einen 'Alternativtitel' für diesen Film? — Note: Linder's participation in mentioned in "O Fluminense", Jun. 2, 1909 and "Le Stéphanois", Jul. 31, 1911. 1)The "Elmira star gazette" (Jan. 31, 1908) advertises the film with the words: "a beautiful colored picture". - 2)In an article on André Deed it says in the Brazil. Magazine "O Malho" from March 1940: "He debuted in the film alongside Max Linder in 1905 in a studio in Vincennes. First appeared in the film «Max Linder recruit» (/Max Linder recruta) ..." That one could point to "Les plaisirs du soldat" as original title? - 3)Maybe the (Pathé?-)title «Le premier mois d'un soldat» (1907) with Georges Vinter, which so far cannot be found in any catalog, is an 'alternative' title for this film?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pleasant Side of a Soldier's Life [...] is said to be one of the finest pictures ever shown in Auburn. The young candidate for military training is brought to the colonel's home by his fond mother. Where his extremely courteous air finds him favor. Left alone he is seen being given in charge to the sergeant, who takes him out to fit him with a uniform. His monocle and Chesterfieldian air are greatly out of place among the troopers and soon he loses his dream of prancing behind a brass band in bright gilt and laces. The troopers ridicule him and make sport of him, and he find his first uniform an awkward one. He does not realize what discipline means, and when he is lined up with the other men at drill he seems to consider it his privilege to step out of line to shake hand with the colonel. The latter looks at him sternly, becomes angry and order him taken to the repair shop, where his monocle is done away with and his beautiful locks detached from his scalp. Reconciled to his altered appearance, he is still something of a Chesterfield however, and seizes every opportunity to bow and smile. He goes to a music hall with some of his comrades, and as they sit there he confides to one of the troopers near him that he thinks the girl on the stage is "very nice." As it happens the man he spoke to is interested himself in the actress, and the result is that the "rookie" receives a good beating. Still clinging to his drawing room etiquette, the would-be soldier is seen performing various duties, and in the performance of which he meets nothing but trouble. When he complains of illness the doctor finds him perfectly sound and prescribes for him the task of carrying garbage cans. He performs this duty with gloved hands, holding a dainty handkerchief to his nose. Now one of the petty officers orders the young man to blacken his boots, but the latter has backbone enough to refuse him and deliberately blackens his own instead. While thus engaged the colonel touches him on the shoulder, and, thinking it is the petty officer still wishing to annoy him, quickly turns and polishes the colonel's face. For this offense the rookie is marched off and placed in a cell with two drunken soldier, and what he suffers there is a caution. After a few more adventures in the barracks, our hero is seen waiting on the table at the colonel's house, where a dinner party is in progress. Here he smashes dishes right and left, and all at once his attention being attracted by a fly in the air, he makes frantic efforts to capture it. Of course his antics naturally disturb the guests, but the worst was to come, for in making one final dash for the fly he succeeds in pulling down the portieres, upsets a buffet and wrecks the room generally. (The Auburn Citizen, Jan. 31, 1908)