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Le revolver arrange tout

Weitere Titel: Die Macht des Revolvers (D, Ö)/ The Persuasive Powers of a Revolver (UK)/ Max has to Change (USA) - Szenario: Max Linder - Länge: 170m - s/w - Interpret: Max Linder {Max de la Marche} - Produktion: Pathé Frères - Katalog-Nr.: 3607/Juni 10 - UA: 20. Mai 1910 (Wien/ Welt-Biograph Theater) — Weitere Auff.: 8.7.10 (Paris/ Omnia Pathé)

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Wanderwood, ein wegen seiner Excentricitäten bekannter Mienenkönig, hat es auf den Sproß eines altfranzösischen Adelsgeschlechtes Max de la Marche als Schwiegersohn abgesehen. In einer Gesellschaft stellt er die jungen Leute einander vor. Nach dem Cake Walk findet Miß Elena den jungen Aristokraten geradezu entzückend. Der Herr Papa indessen empfindet das gerade Gegenteil. Er nimmt Max bei Seite und erklärt dem Staunenden: "Ihre affektierte Tanzweise hat meine Tochter für Sie inflammiert; Sie werden sie von diesem Paraxismus innerhalb dreier Tage heilen, andernfalls jage ich Ihnen eine Kugel durch den Kopf! Sie verstehen mich doch? Und zur Bekräftigung seines Ernstes hielt der Amerikaner seinem Gegenüber die Mündung seines Revolvers entgegen. "Well!" versetzte Max mit einer ruhigen Verbeugung. Dann begann er, sich der Lady quasie als Harlequin zu präsentieren und es gelang ihm, binnen kurzen, die Liebe des Mädchens in Abscheu umzuwandeln. Nachdem Max das Gewünschte erreicht, nahm er Abschied von Wanderwood, um die Stadt zu verlassen. Doch der Yankee hatte sich bereits derart an den jungen Spaßvogel gewöhnt, daß er ihm abermals seinen Schreckensberger unter die Nase hielt und ihm befahl, seine Tochter zu heiraten - sonst knalle er ihn nieder. Eine kurze Aufklärung bei Miß Elena genügte natürlich, sie sofort zu versöhnen. - denn schon nach kurzem tanzten beide auf ihrer Hochzeit den Cake Walk. (Der deutsche Lichtbildtheater-Besitzer, 16.6.1910)

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The delightful Max Linder appears in another farce comedy that is based on a novel but not very plausible idea. He is a vaudeville artist filling a private engagement as entertainer at the home of a rich old man. In this scene he makes the mistake of going through his vaudeville turn with his face to the camera instead of toward the guests, all of whom are seated behind him. The daughter of the host becomes infatuated with him and wants to marry him, but the father objects, and to cure the girl, forces Max to visit the family for dinner, where he is obliged to behave like a boor, becoming drunk, disorderly and impossible. The girl is duly disgusted, but papa finds the comedy so funny that he changes his mind and wants Max for a son-in-law after all. It is now up to Max to change his character and reinfatuate the lady, which he does in a scene that falls rather flat, considering this talented actor's capabilities. (The New York Dramatic Mirror, Aug. 27, 1910)

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Vanderwood, richissime Américain, présente à sa fille un prétendant fort distingué Max de la Marche de la Chichirinette, un grand nom de France. Le jeune homme, convié à danser, risque un petit pas de cake-walk qui produit un effet instantané, Miss Elena est frappée du coup de foudre. Quant à Vanderwood, outré de ces manières de cabotin, il enjoint au jeune Max de faire en sorte de dégoûter de sa personne la trop sensible Elena, sinon, il lui brûle la cervelle. Max se rend à de si bonnes raisons et se conduit en parfait goujat, tant et si bien que la jeune personne écœurée et désespérée, finit par le haïr. Mais Vanderwood s’est extrêmement diverti aux facéties de sa victime et, sentant qu’il ne pourra se passer désormais d’un si joyeux compagnon, il lui enjoint d’épouser sa fille, sinon il lui brûle la cervelle. Max de la Marche de la Chichirinette, de nouveau convaincu, épousera Miss Elena, après lui avoir révélé le secret de sa conduite déplorable autant qu’involontaire. (Henri Bousquet, Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914, Bures-sur-Yvette, Editions Henri Bousquet, 1994-2004)

 

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Vanderwood, ein reicher Amerikaner, stellt seiner Tochter einen Bewerber aus einer in Frankreich hochgeachteten Familie, Max de la Marche, vor. Der junge Mann, der zum Tanz eingeladen wird, riskiert einen Cake Walk, der einen unerwarteten Eindruck hervorruft. Miß Elena ist sofort für ihn entflammt, während ihr Vater über Maxens Betragen außer sich ist und ihn auffordert, sich der so leicht verliebten Miß Elena unleidlich zu machen, andernfalls er ihn erschießen würde. Max erfüllt diesen Auftrag so gut, daß die arme Miß gänzlich verzweifelt wird und ihn haßt. Aber Wanderwood haben die Streiche seines Opfers großen Spaß gemacht, und er fühlt, daß er einen so heiteren Gesellschafter schlecht entbehren kann. Er befiehlt Max daher seine Tochter zu heiraten, da er ihn sonst niederschießen würde... Max heiratet nun Miß Elena, nachdem er sie über sein schlechtes Betragen aufgeklärt hat. Ende gut, alles gut! (Katalog Pathé)

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Mr. Max Linder has had some curious incidents in his career, and in this subject he has one which certainly must have been extremely difficult to emerge from successfully. Max makes the acquaintance of an American - a millionaire, of course - and is invited to spend an evening at his home. Here he indulges in a dance, accompanied by „patter“ of a lively sort, and quite enraptures his host's daughter, who at once announces her intention of marrying Max. But father is disgusted, and with much emphasis informs our hero that he must find some means of altering his daughter's feelings, or else he will blow Max's head off. The latter is incredulous at first, but at the sight of a revolver pointing at him, quickly sees the grim reality of the situation. Then, at a subsequent visit, he endeavors in every possible way to disillusion the fair American, and at length succeeds, she leaving the room in disgust. But the father is now delighted at Max's antics, and insists that he shall marry his daughter. Max refuses, but the revolver being brought into play he yields, and it is an easy task with the gallant Max to again be taken into the daughter's favor. (The Bioscope, June 2nd 1910)

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Max, having made the acquaintance of a millionaire, is invited to a social evening to help entertain the guests. The host's daughter falls violently in love with him and announces to her father that she means to marry him. Her ideas do not coincide with those of her father, who declares to that young man of genius that if he does not find some means of breaking it off he will blow his (Max's) brains out. Max politely refuses, but the barrel of a revolver brings him to a more amenable frame of mind, and we find him next day doing his best to destroy the good impression that the young heiress has of him. For some time the girl tries hard to believe that to dust boots with a serviette and to use ringers instead of a fork are but the vagaries of a genius. She, however, gets thoroughly disgusted when Max, feigning to be intoxicated, does some most outrageous things. She rushes out of the room, leaving her father convulsed at Max's antics. So thoroughly diverted is he and so excellent a fellow does he now find Max that he abruptly changes his mind and insists that Max must marry his daughter. Again Max refuses, but the ever-ready gun is whipped out, and at the point of the revolver makes his peace with the girl and confesses that he was compelled by her father to behave as he did. (The Nickelodeon, Aug. 15, 1910; The Film Index, Aug. 20, 1910; Moving Picture World, Aug. 20, 1910)

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The daughter of a millionaire falls violently in love with Max, and announces to her father that she means to marry him. The old man, however, declares to Max that if he does not find some means of breaking it off he will blow his (Max's) brains out. Max politely refuses until the father produces a revolver, and immediately he sets out to destroy the good impression that the young heiress has of him. His success in that directions is great, and so convulsed is the father at Max's antics that he abruptly changes his mind and insists that Max must marry his daughter. Again Max refuses, but the ever-ready gun is whipped out, and at the point of the gun he makes his peace with the girl, and confesses that he was compelled by her father to behave as he did. (The Billboard, Aug. 20, 1910)

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Here is illustrated a predicament, or a series of predicaments, from which Max finds it impossible to extricate himself and finally marries the millionaire's daughter after persuasion at the muzzle of a revolver. Max might wonder what the old man really wanted in the sudden reverses of mind, but the wedding is supposed to have settled the question permanently. (Moving Picture World, Aug. 27, 1910)