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The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)

A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the ... See full summary »

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Snapper Kid, Musketeers Gang Leader
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The Little Lady
Clara T. Bracy ...
The Little Lady's Mother
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The Musician
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Rival Gang Leader
John T. Dillon ...
Policeman
Madge Kirby ...
The Little Lady's Friend / In Alley
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Snapper's Sidekick
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Rival Gang Member / In Alley / At Dance
W.C. Robinson ...
Rival Gang Member (as Spike Robinson)
Adolph Lestina ...
The Bartender / On Street
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Rival Gang Member / At Dance
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A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the neighborhood gangster. Sometime later, an unrelated mob shoot-out ensues. The husband happens upon the melee, recognizing the crook who robbed him. Can the husband retrieve his money? Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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One good turn deserves another.

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31 October 1912 (USA)  »

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In 2016, "The Musketeers of Pig Alley" was selected for preservation by the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". See more »

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Not bad, but am I missing something?!
13 August 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

It's very odd. I just read through the two summaries and found they weren't exactly like the movie I saw. It is very possible there are multiple versions out there (that's true of MANY of Chaplin's shorts)--film distributors and theaters often chopped the films apart in those days. Perhaps those who saw it and wrote summaries saw versions with more or different inter-title cards, as there was really nothing about two rival gangs in the film I saw. Instead, a gang terrorizes a neighborhood and steals the money a man has saved. Later the man who was robbed sees the gang members in a dance hall. He and what appear to be his friends (not a rival gang) follow the gang and they all have a shootout--and the cops come to save the day. Now that I think about it, whose friends would just happen to have guns?


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