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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Farm Hand (in vest)
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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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muted Keystone Kops
14 December 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Mabel Normand recruits the mad Kops to get rid of strangers in her barn; this is a very short piece (around 7 minutes) which isn't as frenetic as some of the others in the series. Normand has a fair bit of emoting to do and the Kops get their chase, but overall it feels like there is something missing.


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