Max Linder: Be My Wife (1921)
With Serge Bromberg
Dir: Max Linder US 55min
Max Linder writes, directs and stars in the second of his three American films (Be My Wife). He plays the role of ‘The Fiancé’ and is determined to woo his girlfriend Mary and make her his wife, but in typical Hollywood romance fashion, the soon-to-be aunt-in-law Agatha does not approve of Max and tries to set up Mary with another man.
This love triangle comedy makes incredible use of visual and physical gags and perfectly showcases the French comic’s elegant yet chaotic performance.
With live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney along with an online introduction from silent film champion and Lobster Films co-founder Serge Bromberg.