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Bangville Police (1913)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  24 April 1913 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview:
Fred Mace ...
Sheriff of Bangville
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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 ...
Deputy
Fred Happ ...
Deputy
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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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Was the very first film to feature the group later known as the Keystone Kops. They got this name from the company that produced this title, Keystone. See more »

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Not exactly the first Keystone Kops film
20 September 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While this movie was made by Mack Sennett and SOME of the elements of the classic Keystone Kops are present, it doesn't look exactly like one of the Kops' movies. That's because instead of an entire police force, there are some cops dressed in normal everyday clothes and only one that really looks like a Kop. Plus, the action in the film is awfully sedate to be one of their films. Instead, it's a slower-paced film about a mistake that snowballs into big trouble. I really liked this aspect of the film--especially when women on different sides of the SAME door think that the other person is a robber coming to get them! It's cute and watchable, but if you are looking for frenetic action and chase scenes, try watching a later Keystone Kops film--the formula just isn't perfected yet in this film.


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