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Roméo se fait bandit

Weitere Titel: Romeo als Dieb (D, Ö)/ Romeo turns Brigand (UK)/ Romeo turns bandit (USA) - Länge: 165m - Pathécolor - Interpret: Max Linder {Roméo} - Produktion: Pathé Frères - Katalog-Nr.: 3161/Nov.09 - UA: 19. November 1909 (Wien/ Welt-Biograph Theater) — Weitere Auff.: 17.12.09 (Paris/ Omnia Pathé)

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Romeo ist auf die Mauer des Hauses der Familie Montalgu geklettert, wirft von hier aus der Julia Blumen zu und gesteht ihr seine Liebe. Hierüber kommt der Vater Julia's, hinzu der den alten politischen Hass, der ihn von der Familie Capulet trennt, nicht vergessen kann. Er wird beim Anblick Romeo's rot vor Zorn und verweigert ihm rundweg die Hand der Tochter. Doch Romeo will sich Julia um jeden Preis zu erwerben versuchen. Zu diesem Zweck verkleidet er sich als Räuber, und in Gemeinschaft mit drei Freunden überfällt er Julia's Vater und entführt die Geliebte. Bald darauf erhält Herr Montalgu ein Schreiben, in welchem sich die Räuber bereiterklären, seine Tochter gegen 200 000 Mark wieder herauszugeben. Romeo erklärt sich bereit, Julia zu befreien, ohne etwas dafür zu verlangen. Es gelingt ihm dies natürlich auch, und er erhält zur Belohnung die Hand der Geliebten. (Katalog Pathé, 1909)

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Pathé Frères evidently realize the value of the excellent comedian, Max Linder, in picture farces, for they are using him frequently of late. In this story he appears again as an ardent suitor for a young lady's hand, the father being opposed to his pretensions. To convince him, the lover arranges with two of his friends to masquerade as bandits. They capture the father and leave him tied in a way that permits of his gaining his freedom in a short time. Then they pretend to kidnap the girl, and send word that they are holding her for ransom. Max now presents himself before the father and offers to rescue her, accomplishing the feat with a droll show of bravery and prowess that wins the old gentleman's gratitude and the hand of his daughter. (The New York Dramatic Mirror, Jun. 4, 1910)

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Roméo franchit le mur d’enceinte pour embrasser sa Juliette. Mais le père l’éconduit et emmène sa fille. Roméo alors se déguise en bandit et avec trois amis enlève le père et l’attache à un arbre. Juliette pendant ce temps est partie pour la maison de Roméo. Le père reçoit une lettre lui demandant une rançon pour sa fille. Il fait appel à Roméo qui bien évidemment retrouve la jeune fille et l’épouse! (Henri Bousquet, Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914, Bures-sur-Yvette, Editions Henri Bousquet, 1994-2004)

 

 

 

Eine Kopie des Films wird verwahrt in: Library of Congress (Washington) Der Film wurde veröffentlicht auf DVD "Othello" (Romeo turns Bandit, 5:59)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weitere Filmbeschreibungen/Kritiken:

 

When we say that this film has at least one good point, we mean that Mr. Max Linder is included in the dramatis personae; and that is a point which seekers after a good picture will do well to note, because he is most decidedly a high prince amongst the humorists of the bioscope. We sorrow to note also that he is evidentially an old hand at the evasion of papas. In this picture he is first seen being refused the hand of a young and lovely maiden by a ferocious and inexorable parent. With a company of friends Max then departs to plan how he may most successfully frustrate the old man. They decide to abduct the daughter (with her own consent), and demand ransom of £500, upon which the sagacious Max is to step forward and offer to rescue his daughter by strength of arms alone. The scheme works admirably, and Mr. Linder, as blissfully irresponsible as ever, is seen once more the accepted lover of a different lady. (The Bioscope, Nov. 25th 1909)

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While an up-to-date Romeo climbs the garden wall to kiss his Juliet, her father appears and takes off his daughter and dismisses her suitor. Romeo, however, dresses up like a brigand and accompanied by three friends holds up the irascible father and binds him to a tree. Romeo then meets his lady love who joins in the plot, and a letter is sent to her father that he must pay a ransom of $1,000 for the recovery of his daughter. In his trouble the father confides in Romeo, who undertakes to get the daughter back. This is of course an easy matter, and there is then no objection to the marriage of Romeo and the girl. (Moving Picture World, May 28, 1910)

 

Not a bad scheme, this. When the dismissed suitor turns bandit, and captures the daughter, demanding a ransom for her release, an amusing complication is instituted, resulting in Romeo securing the daughter's release from the greedy bandit, her restoration to her father's arms and a wedding forthwith. It is an interesting and an amusing picture, offering a novelty in the dual character of the suitor. (Moving Picture World, Jun. 4, 1910)