Max Linder's Big Family (Je voudrais un enfant)

Max feels his marital bliss is incomplete. Somewhat similar to the 1904 The Strenuous Life, Or, Anti-Race Suicide, with absurd comedy replacing social satire. A bit unnerving to watch Max do his manic antics near real infants.


The Strenuous Life, Or, Anti-Race Suicide

A satirical answer to President Teddy Roosevelt's call for Anglo-Saxon women to keep up with the birth rate of ethnic minorities, or risk 'race suicide'. Mike Judge's 2006 'Idiocracy' essentially makes the same call, and is considered a 'cult classic'. Maybe Teddy's call was ridiculed just because it was ahead of its time.