Seven Years Bad Luck (1920)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Slapstick  |   Release Date - Feb 6, 1921 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |  
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Seven Years Bad Luck is one of the few existing feature films starring top-hatted French farceur Max Linder. The story gets under way when Linder inadvertently breaks a mirror. Attempting to buck the consequences, superstitious Linder contrives to dispense with a full seven years' bad luck in a single day. The film is highlighted by a mirror routine borrowed from Chaplin's The Floorwalker (1916) and later repeated in the Marx Brothers' Duck Soup (1933). Made in Hollywood, Seven Years Bad Luck was Linder's next-to-last American effort; he returned to his native France in 1923, where he committed suicide two years later.

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bad-luck, mirror, superstition, bachelor, curse, ill-fated, misfortune, fortune [chance], luck, mischief