One of the first comedy stars and one of the first movie stars, period, Max Linder was still going strong in the 1920s and this droll comedy was released for the American market. What it lacks in consistency (it feels like three shorts stitched together) it more than makes up for with the personality of its star.
Among its pleasures is the famous mirror gag (pre-Marx Brothers) and watching Linder’s obvious affinity for animal co-stars. Highly enjoyable.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
Linder wins back his love– as if there was any doubt– and they have kids, millions of kids.
Read my full-length review here.
If it were a dessert it would be: Strawberry Whoopie Pies. A blast from the past with a twist.
Availability: Seven Years Bad Luck is available on DVD in Image’s out of print Laugh with Max Linder DVD (with a score by Robert Israel) and as part of Kino’s The Max Linder Collection (with a score by Maude Nelissen).
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