Max Linder in his first Los Angeles made comedy "Max in a Taxi" (L.A. Times-Ad., Apr.29, 1917). Cast: Max Linder, Marthe Mansfield, Mathilde Comont Production company: Essanay; Released: April 23, 1917 We see Max, who has wasted his substance, turned out of house and home. His dress suit proves to be an armor against hunger. Like a true knight, he finds a dragon. It's the butler at the door of a fashionable house where there is a party, but he wins his way in to the princess, and, what is better, a table set with cake.