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Bangville Police (1913)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 24 April 1913 (USA)
At a farm near Bangville, the young daughter see strangers in the barn. She quickly rushes to the house and calls the police. The police engage in a haphazard rush across the countryside to get there in time.

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Henry Lehrman
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Cast

Cast overview:
Fred Mace ... Sheriff of Bangville
Mabel Normand ... Della - the Farmer's Daughter
Nick Cogley ... Della's Father
Charles Avery ... 1st Deputy
Dot Farley ... Della's Mother
Rube Miller ... 2nd Deputy (in straw hat)
Edgar Kennedy ... 3rd Deputy (in straw hat)
Raymond Hatton ... Farm Hand (in vest)
Jack Leonard Jack Leonard ... Deputy
Fred Happ Fred Happ ... Deputy
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Storyline

A young, buxom farm maid overhears two cow-hands talking in the barn, and she's convinced they're about to rob her. She barricades herself in a room and calls the police. Her call wakes the chief, who rallies the constabulary and they sets off toward the farm, in steam-car and on foot. Meanwhile, the maid's parents rush to save her (dad's waving a pistol), as do neighboring farmers, armed with shotgun, pitchfork, and shovel. Everything points toward a showdown in the barn, where no one, including the police force, will be cowed. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Short | Comedy

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1913 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Farce Comedy See more »

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Production Co:

Keystone Film Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Second of twelve movies that starred the Keystone Kops. See more »

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Title Card: The youngest in Bangville.
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Decent Comedy With A Cast Worth Watching
22 May 2002 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

As a comedy, this isn't too bad, and the cast also provides some other good reasons to watch. There isn't much of a story, with what plot there is serving merely as a device for Mabel Normand to demonstrate her charm and for the Keystone Kops to demonstrate their own brand of humor. Mabel is as winsome as ever, and won't disappoint any of her fans. This early, rural rendition of the Kops is rather different from the more familiar form they would take later, but their style is recognizable, and the comedy is all right, some of it routine but with some good moments.


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