The Little Cafe (1919 film)

The Little Cafe (French: Le petit café) is a 1919 French silent comedy film directed by Raymond Bernard and starring Max Linder, Armand Bernard and Joffre. It was based on the 1911 play The Little Cafe by Tristan Bernard.[1]

The Little Cafe
Ad for the 1920 American release
Directed byRaymond Bernard
Written byTristan Bernard (play)
Henri Diamant-Berger
Max Linder
Raymond Bernard
StarringMax Linder
Armand Bernard
Wanda Lyon
Distributed byPathé
Release date
19 December 1919
Running time
55 min.
LanguageSilent (French intertitles)


After inheriting a large sum of money, a Parisian waiter has to keep working in a cafe to honour his contract to his unscrupulous employer. While working there he falls in love with his employer's daughter.


  • Max Linder as Albert
  • Armand Bernard as Bouzin
  • Joffre as Philibert
  • Wanda Lyon as Yvonne
  • Flavienne Merindol as Edwige
  • Halma as Bigredon
  • Major Heitner as Pianiste Tzigane
  • Andrée Barelly as Bérangère d'Aquitaine
  • Henri Debain as Le plongeur


  1. Bradley p. 118


  • Bradley, Edwin M. The First Hollywood Musicals: A Critical Filmography Of 171 Features, 1927 Through 1932. McFarland, 2004.
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