- THE SUITOR
- (LE SOUPIRANT)
- 1965, Pierre Étaix, France, 96 min.
- With Pierre Étaix, France Arnel
A clueless bookworm sets out to find a wife in amusingly inept ways. Étaix’s highly successful first feature combines elements of Buster Keaton and Mr. Magoo, with a wealth of gags based on misperception and misalignment (e.g., a hilarious tea-time sequence in which the hero absent-mindedly pours milk into the sugar bowl, uses a piece of toast as a saucer, etc.). In French with English subtitles. 35mm.
1961, Pierre Étaix and Jean-Claude Carrière
France, 11 min.
With Pierre Étaix
Étaix and Carrière’s short in which a jilted suitor’s efforts to answer a “Dear John” letter become a series of escalating disasters. In French with English subtitles. 35mm. (MR)