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 overview:
Sheriff of Bangville
Della - the Farmer's Daughter
Nick Cogley ...
Della's Father
1st Deputy
Della's Mother
Rube Miller ...
2nd Deputy (in straw hat)
3rd Deputy (in straw hat)
Farm Hand (in vest)
Jack Leonard ...
Fred Happ ...


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 <>

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Release Date:

24 April 1913 (USA)  »

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Farce Comedy  »

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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 »


Featured in All in Good Fun (1955) See more »

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Another great Keystone comedy
25 February 1999 | by (South Strafford, VT) – See all my reviews

Mabel Normand, the best comedienne who ever lived steals the show as she flirts and makes eyes at the camera. Hamming it up has never been so delightful as this comedy.

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