Synopsis by Hal Erickson
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.
bad-luck, mirror, superstition, bachelor, curse, ill-fated, misfortune, fortune [chance], luck, mischief