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His First Cigar (1908)

Le premier cigare d'un collégien (original title)
A well-grown boy sees a box of his father's cigars, and pockets one. He goes downstairs, and no sooner is he out of the building when he joyously sticks the cheroot into his mouth. Feeling ... See full summary »

Director:

Louis J. Gasnier

Star:

Max Linder
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A well-grown boy sees a box of his father's cigars, and pockets one. He goes downstairs, and no sooner is he out of the building when he joyously sticks the cheroot into his mouth. Feeling like a man, he goes to a nearby café, orders a drink, and then lights the weed. A close range view of his face is now given. He is flirting with a girl sitting near him. In a little while the cigar begins to act, and between the smiles towards the damsel there is interspersed a sickly expression. The sick feeling gains, but the young man keeps on smoking until he feels very ill; still unwilling to admit defeat. he loosens his collar and coat in an endeavor to be comfortable, but the waiter finally sees him and starts him home. Very ill and groggy, he finds the keyhole after much groping, and enters the wrong room. Here an indignant lodger seizes him and fires him downstairs. This seems to revive him somewhat, and the poor, sick boy makes his way to his own home where his fond mother is seen ... Written by Pathe catalog

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 January 1908 (USA) See more »

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Pathé Frères See more »
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1.33 : 1
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old music-hall gag
19 September 2015 | by kekseksaSee all my reviews

Films are not "good for 1908" and "bad for 2015". They are either good or they are bad. I am a huge admirer of Max Linder who at his best is a marvel to watch and whose best films are just as good now as they ever were. But this is a stale old music-hall gag (stale even in 1908). Pathé has already made the same film twice (in 1902 and 1904) with different vaudeville comedians (Albens and Félix Gallipaux) and Max should never had anything to do with it.

But there were bad films in 1908 just as there are bad films made today (they are probably the majority in both cases) and even good actors sometimes get cast in rotten films.


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