Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
The career of French silent-screen comedian Max Linder is illustrated in this documentary film compiled by his daughter Maud. The film traces his French film career from 1905 to 1915 when he appeared in hundreds of one-reel comedies. Even the great Charlie Chaplin admits Linder as his greatest influence and teacher. The film also covers his Hollywood career with excerpts from his work in the 1920s. Linder possessed a superb degree of athletic ability and charm which is clearly captured in his collection of work. His untimely death in 1925 has caused him to be somewhat overlooked in the list of silent-screen comics, but this documentary goes a long way in remembering Linder as an early comic genius who influenced many of his more famous contemporaries.
actor, career, comedian, silent-film