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Max Has Trouble with His Eyes (1910)

Le duel d'un monsieur myope (original title)
Astigmatic, Max apologizes to lampposts, kisses the wrong lady, and is challenged to a duel.


Louis J. Gasnier


Max Linder


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Max's eyes are in a bad state. He has laid aside his little mannerisms and is solemnly stumbling about his room, and gravely apologizing to lamp-posts and brick walls. He is even obliged to resort to a big magnifying glass to read his sweetheart's letters. At a café his affliction causes him to kiss a strange lady in place of his own divinity. A fencing master sitting at an adjoining table insists that the matter can only be settled by a duel. What happens at the duel is too funny for words, but when you see the film you will laugh heartily. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Short







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31 October 1910 (USA) See more »

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Pathé Frères See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Released in the US as a split reel along with Darjiling (1910) and New Style Inkwell (1910).. See more »

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A laughter-raiser all through
1 October 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Max Linder, it appears from this very entertaining play, has had the misfortune to become exceedingly short-sighted; so much so that we see him stumbling into various inanimate object, and profusely apologizing to them. Having received a note from his inamorata making an appointment with him at a café, Max sets off, and arrives there first. Here he mistakes another lady for his sweetheart, and fondly embraces her, to the extreme annoyance of her male companion. Max apologizes, but that does not satisfy the angry man and his friend, and a duel is arranged. The two meet, accompanied by their respective seconds, and Max's opponent fires first and then climbs up the nearest tree. Max has been peering in all directions, and then, advancing close to the aforementioned with the result that he inflicts a wound after all upon his tree-climbing adversary. This film is a laughter-raiser all through. - The Bioscope, May 26, 1910

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