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After rescuing the Police Commissioner's daughter from drowning, Fatty is rewarded with a position on the force, but soon finds that the job isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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Fatty (uncredited)
Charles Avery ...
Arresting Cop (uncredited)
Lou Breslow ...
Boy (uncredited)
Harry DeRoy ...
Bald Apprehending Cop (uncredited)
Minta Durfee ...
Nursemaid (uncredited)
Dot Farley ...
Fatty's Sweetheart (uncredited)
Billy Gilbert ...
Fighter (uncredited)
William Hauber ...
Cop at Station House (uncredited)
Bert Hunn ...
Cop at Station House (uncredited)
George Jeske ...
Arresting Cop (uncredited)
Edgar Kennedy ...
Jealous Cop in Park (uncredited)
Hank Mann ...
Cop at Station House (uncredited)
George Nichols ...
Police Commissioner (uncredited)
Mack Swain ...
Cop at Station House (uncredited)
Jack White ...
Pie Thrower (uncredited)
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When 'Fatty' rescues a young girl from drowning, she turns out to be the police commissioner's daughter. The grateful commissioner offers Fatty a position on the force, and at first Fatty is very pleased with his new position. But he soon runs into difficulties, as his attempt to break up a fistfight only brings him embarrassment. Then, when he confronts a group of mischievous young boys, his real problems begin. Written by Snow Leopard

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Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle and supporting player Minta Durfee were married when this film was made. See more »

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When Roscoe chases the five boys after being hit in the face with a pie, the amount of pie on his face almost vanishes while he's chasing them, but then returns when he gets to the pond. See more »

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24 June 2006 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

Sometimes its a joy rummaging around in the old Hal Roach and Mack Sennett comedies. There's an assumption behind the humor that by itself is rewarding: physical stuff and often heartfelt goodness.

But sometimes they fall into sour recall, the times not being so forgiving of the humor of pain and embarrassment. This is one that won't make you laugh. You won't cry either, but it will make you sad, knowing the unfair fate Arbuckle would suffer later.

But even beyond that it isn't a success. Its actually a pretty tragic story with some pratfalls, and not very good or broad ones.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.


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