"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" -- Harry Warner, of Warner Bros. (1926) Max And His Mother-in-law (Max et sa belle-mère) Max has a new bride, but can't escape his mother-in-law. Twice the length, but fraction of laughs. Virtually every moment of the film shows Max in anger, yet that is not where Max's comic attraction dwells - he is lovable as a hapless twit. But it does provide historic confirmation for an axiom of comedy: your act is in trouble when you find yourself resorting to mother-in-law jokes.