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Weitere Titel: Es lebe das Junggesellenleben (D, Ö)/ Hurrah for Bachelorhood (UK)/ Troubles of a Grasswidower (USA) - Länge: 195m - s/w - Interpret: Max Linder {Ehemann} - Produktion: Pathé Frères - Katalog-Nr.: 2051/April 08 - Auff.: 22. Februar 1908 (Cherbourg/ Salle des Enfants de Cherbourg) — Weitere Auff.: 29.5.08 (Mülheim/ Thalia-Theater); 30.5.08 (Innsbruck/ Physograph-Theater)

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Hurrah for Bachelorhood begins with a tiff between a married couple, ending in the wife putting on her hat and cloak and going home to her mother. The husband apparently is rather pleased than otherwise and prepares to thoroughly enjoy the unfamiliar freedom of a single existence, but he soon arrives at the conclusion that the wedded state has its advantages after all. As he is returning from a shopping expedition laden with a chicken and a large bundle of vegetables, he meets a lady friend and drops the chicken in his eagerness to greet her. An urchin picks up the lard and the man runs after him. Further trials befall him and when his wife, acting on the advice of her mother, once more comes home, he is quite ready to make it up. (Kinematograph and Lantern Weekly, Apr. 9, 1908)

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Après une querelle avec sa femme, un jeune mari est laissé seul par sa moitié retournée chez sa mère. Il tente de s’occuper alors de la maison mais sa manière de débarrasser la table des assiettes qui l’encombrent ne le décourage pas. Il met une paire de gants pour laver la vaisselle mais comme cela ne vas pas assez vite à son gré, il retourne le tuyau pour aller plus vite! Mais après avoir tout lavé, il accroche le plateau et tous les plats sont cassés. Il décide ensuite de préparer son repas. Il sort faire des emplettes ce qui lui occasionne encore quelques ennuis. De retour chez lui et trouvant désagréable de plumer la poule qu’il a achetée, il lui coupe les plumes avec un ciseau, la place tout entière dans la casserole, y ajoute quelques tomates non pelées, une bonne dose de vin et quelques autres ingrédients. Après cela, son costume est dans un état lamentable. Il est pris soudain d’une forte envie d’éternuer et place ses mains devant son visage. Mais l’éternuement est de taille et son bras projeté en avant fait choir la casserole et son contenu par terre. Il décide alors d’aller se coucher et après une bataille avec les draps, il finit par s’endormir. Le lendemain matin, ne trouvant pas sa cravate, il met la maison sens dessus dessous. Dans ses recherches frénétiques, il se fait tomber l’armoire sur la tête. Et, c’est en train de patauger dans ce naufrage que sa femme et sa belle-mère le trouvent lors de leur retour. La vieille dame s’évanouit pendant qu’il tombe à genoux implorant de l’aide! (Henri Bousquet, Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914, Bures-sur-Yvette, Editions Henri Bousquet, 1994-2004)

 

 

 

Anmerkung: "Viva a vida de solteiro! - Hilariante vista de fino espirito, interpretada pelo celebre comico Max Landry. As infelicidades de um simili-divorciado! O cúmulo do riso!" (Gazeta de Noticias, 5.5.1908). Erneut verfilmt 1912 als Max reprend sa liberté.[Note: "Long live the single life! - Hilarious view of fine spirit, played by celebrated comic Max Landry. The misfortunes of a divorced-like! The height of laughter!" (Gazeta de Noticias, May 5, 1908). Remade in 1912 as Max reprend sa liberté.]

Eine Kopie des Films wird verwahrt in: George Eastman House (Rochester), Museum of Modern Art (New York), UCLA Film and Television Archive (Los Angeles), Cineteca del Friuli (Gemona), Academy Film Archive (Beverly Hills), bfi/National Film and Television Archive (London), Lobster Films (Paris) Der Film wurde veröffentlicht auf DVD "Laugh with Max Linder" (Troubles of a Grasswidower, 9:50)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weitere Filmbeschreibungen/Kritiken:

 

After a dispute with her husband, Mrs. Drilly goes home to her Mother. Mr. Drilly, left alone, is overcome with joy at the idea of resuming his bachelor life. Soon, however, lots of drawbacks crop up: such as the smashing up of crockery when intending to wash it up with a watering hose. When Mrs. Drilly, following the wise advice of her Mother, comes back, he is only too pleased to make it up, in order that he can find everything ready for him, when he comes home in future. (Kinematograph and Lantern Weekly, Apr. 9, 1908)

 

Having had a quarrel with his wife, a young husband is left alone at home, his better-half having “gone back to mother.” He chides himself into the belief that he can manage the house himself, and the manner in which he begins to clear the dishes away from the table does not discourage him. He uses a pair of gloves to wash them, but it does not work quickly enough, and he turns the hose on the whole business. When he has finally cleaned everything he drops the tray and all the dishes are4 smashed. He next attempts to prepare the dinner and goes out marketing. His difficulties in this accomplishment are many, but he finally reaches home. He finds plucking feathers undesirable work, so he cuts them off with a pair of shears; he places the whole chicken in a pan, throws in a sliced unpeeled potato, and spills some wine in for gravy. After a few more additions to his display of culinary ignorance he has the concoction smoking pretty well. Suddenly he finds himself about to sneeze, and raising his hands to his face he explodes so violently that his arm strikes the pan and the entire contents fall upon the floor. But he goes to bed, and after a hard scuffle with the sheets manages to fall asleep. In the morning he is unable to find his tie, and begins to upset things in a nervous search for his neckwear. After throwing out everything in that room he goes to another and pulls out and smashes all the drawers in a bureau. Frenzied, he turns to a wardrobe and is knocking things about in wild disorder, when the whole outfit falls on his head. As he is floundering in the wreckage his wife and her mother enter, and while the old lady faints he falls on his knees, begging for relief. (Moving Picture World, Feb. 29, 1908)