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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Sheriff of Bangville
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Della - the Farmer's Daughter
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Della's Father
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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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Released as a split reel along with the comedy A Fishy Affair (1913). See more »

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calf, half and laugh
17 April 2016 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

The movie that made the Keystone Cops famous focuses on a simple misunderstanding that causes a complete goof-up. This wasn't the first movie starring the crowd, but it turned them into stars. Producing was Mack Sennett, now known for launching Charlie Chaplin's career (Dan Aykroyd played him in Richard Attenborough's "Chaplin), while the cast included Mabel Normand, Hank Mann (a Storm Trooper in "The Great Dictator") and Edgar Kennedy (the lemonade vendor in "Duck Soup").

"Bangville Police" is both a fun time, and a look at the early years of cinema. I suspect that they had fun filming it. I hope to see the rest of the Keystone Cops movies in the future.


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